Washing Machine

by Nick on Oct 26, 2009

Today we were told the final amount needed for closing tomorrow. Turns out to be less than we anticipated. This may mean we will be able to get a washing machine sooner than expected. I am pushing for the one posted above that we saw at McCall's Pumpkin Patch two weekends ago.

The Gun Shot

by Nick on Oct 10, 2009

After cooking a pizza on our pizza stone, I left the stone on the stove top.  Hours later, Claire and I wanted to have our evening cup of tea.  So I turned on what I thought was the burner with the kettle on it.  Minutes later we heard a loud crack in the kitchen.  It turns out I had turned on the wrong burner.  The pizza stone had heated rapidly, unevenly and cracked.  It wasn't gunshots coming from our kitchen after all! In my frustration, I neglected to turn off the burner, and minutes later heard a second crack. It is a good thing that I am generally not left to my own devices in the kitchen.

How to Catch the Swine Flu

by Claire on Oct 5, 2009

What you heard is true. On Thursday I left school at lunchtime with a 102.6 fever and the Swine Flu. When Nick asked the doctor if there was any chance that he would NOT get it, the doctor assured him that his chances of avoidance were slim to none. Nick took all the necessary precautions anyway: he refused to let me off the couch, sanitized all of the dishes I used, and cooked all of the meals for the next several days. He was a real lifesaver. When a friend/nurse practitioner told him to make sure we both ditched our toothbrushes after our bout with the flu was finished, Nick went as far as to separate our toothbrushes for the time being. He placed a new cup for his brush on the opposite side of the sink. Certainly germs couldn't travel that far. Last night, Nick came out into the living room, brushing his teeth. He was using my toothbrush. Old habits die hard, I suppose.

Electrical Work

by Nick

In the purchase agreement the sellers consented to complete several repairs to The General. One substantial item we requested was for work to be done on the electrical system.  The lines running from the house to the electrical pole were too low.  It has been about a month since the purchase agreement was finalized, and until this weekend no work had been done.  Today after school I went over to check on things and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had installed the mast necessary to raise the power lines.  I believe it is now the responsibility of the electrical company (PNM) to run the lines from the pole to the mast.

There were other problems with the electrical system.  Mainly, the wiring is a two way system.  We considered asking the seller to replace the lines, but didn't want to scare them off.  I think this is a project that I can research and tackle in the future.

If you look closely in the second and third picture you can see a batman action figure.  Is this the mark of the electrician? Or has Gotham lost their hero to another occupation?