Saturday, December 29, 2012

End of 2012

29th December, 2012

I obviously have not been very consistent this year, posting rarely.   I have spent considerable time at my Mom's but finally managed to get some work done on the outside of the house.  Siding was completed, with one new window and a larger back door.  I also had them build me new steps to the back door with a 4 inch rise, which makes it easier for these arthritic knees to climb.  I will get some pictures in the spring, when it is pretty out there.  Right now we just got another 3-4 inches of snow on top of the 8 inches we got on the 26th.  It is wet and heavy, and I will get out and clean off the car, but I am stocked up so don't have to leave anytime soon.  I filled up the van gas tank on the 24th, before the storm.  Gas was $3.05.  Now it is $3.35.  Crazy.

I need to do a new pantry challenge, and continue purging the books.  I have had close to 40 boxes of books picked up by freecyclers, and more to come.  I have about 200 listings up on EBAY, and need to continue listing more box lots of books and the rest of the clothes.

2013 is going to be a very busy year, travel wise.  I have a nephew getting married in Dallas in March, Brian Retiring in New York in May, DeToy reunion in Iowa in July, niece getting married in Colorado in September and I am probably leaving something out.  I am also expecting 3 new baby relatives this spring.  :Life is good.