HOW I SPENT MY WEEK OF HOLIDAYS!
Since my blog posts have been somewhat sparse over the past week, I thought it would be a good idea to bring you up-to-date.
Let’s start with Christmas Eve which was last Wednesday. I had procrastinated and put off my holiday baking until the last-minute. No Christmas cookies for me this year, but I felt kind of kneady and baked a batch of Christmas Stollens.
I made a total of twelve stollens, and each one had a different filling.
After the first two came out of the oven, I didn’t have enough powdered sugar to make my the frosting that I drizzle over the baked goodies. I only had a single cup left in an empty box. But is was just enough to dust the completed stollens.I only had enough aluminum wrap to wrap a single baked goody. Thank goodness the plastic wrap held out! And I’m usually real good at making out my grocery list. Thankfully, I did get all the ingredients I needed for my project.
Christmas afternoon I went to visit my younger brother and his family, and for the evening I moved on to my older brother’s family. Then I came home to my holiday decked home and spent the rest of the evening with Mlle. Renee, who had been waiting all day to open the gifts that Santa Paws had left for her.
As it was, she did have to unstuff the Teddy-On-A-Rope before she would play with it. Which we did over the weekend.
I also added two new decorations to my dual Christmas Trees.
Monday afternoon was my scheduled appointment with the furnace man to clean and check out the furnace. Bad news, he discovered three cracks in the heat transfer, which meant a system shutdown to prevent any carbon monoxide leakage. I should have expected something like that, since the furnace had served me well for between 25 to 30 years. Luckily, I was able to schedule a replacement for early New Year’s Eve morning. (This was the day the weather wizards had scheduled for the big winter temperature drop from cold to coldest.)
Thankfully, the furnace repair company was staffed with speedy repair elves and before noon they had installed …. not only my new furnace … but also the hot water tank, too! Hey, the old one was older than the furnace. So all I have to do now is master the new thermostat for the furnace.
HAPPY 2015 FROM ROB AND RENEE!