In other news... We've been watching the Olympics, of course! I guess that's part of the reason that school took a bit of a back seat some days. Kennady and I enjoyed watching the new team figure skating competition, but none of the menfolk here are very interested in any of the figure skating. We all like watching the skiing and speed skating events, and naturally we watch hockey!
|Coke can matroyshka!|
I talked to the garage on Wednesday, and made arrangements for the starter to be replaced, which I thought would happen on Thursday or Friday. With the snow expected Wednesday night, the garage didn't even expect they would be open on Thursday. Then found out from my mechanic that the starter should be replaced under warranty and he would do that for free. Unfortunately, the messages didn't get through, and the garage had already done the work by the time we sorted out the messages and everything else. Thankfully my mechanic was able to work with them so at least the cost of the starter was not included in my bill. Still, it was pretty bad luck that they didn't get our messages before going ahead with the repairs. I blame the weather.
We had about two feet of snow in less than 24 hours starting late Wednesday! Everything was shut down on Thursday, even the restaurant where my son works, so he had the day off work. The hubster managed to get to the greenhouse, thanks to the owner's son who came to pick him up in the tractor!
|check out the "snow spoiler" on the car!|
One of my favorite things this week... the realization that a majority of our date nights include a stop at Lowe's! LOL Before heading to the restaurant today, we stopped at Lowe's to buy a new bathroom sink fixture and browse the aisles. Does anybody else spend a romantic hour or two at the hardware store, or is it just us?
I recommend... listening to this beautiful arrangement of Gershwin's classic "Rhapsody in Blue". This is apparently the original arrangement, with only a jazz band instead of a full orchestra as we are used to. George Gerswhin debuted the piece on February 12, 1924,
On my blog this week...
- Virtual Refrigerator: Eiffel Tower and Big Ben
- My Favorite Blankets - Flour Sack Quilts
- Mom Does Not Know Everything (A Schoolhouse Crew Carnival on "The Subject I Struggle Teaching Most)
- Beauty Captured: Days 188-193
- Scripture and a Snapshot: February 9, 2014
On the bookshelf...
- Gods and Kings - Lynn Austin
- Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen
- The Anatomist's Wife - Anna Lee Huber
Finally finished Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon; and I finished The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd. And wrote about Whisper of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn.
A parting shot...
This post is linked at SoYouCallYourselfaHomeschooler.com, at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, and at For the Display of His Splendor - see what kind of weather other homeschoolers enjoyed this week.
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