Tuesday, December 27, 2011

First Snow

Yesterday, the temperature was 53 when I went for a run. The sun was shining and conditions were perfect to abandon the treadmill in favor of the open road.

Today, not so much...

Back to the treadmill and views of falling snow and cardinals playing in the forsythia bushes outside the window (trust me that is way better than summertime views of the neighbor in his hot tub!).

The morning has not been without adventure though. Yesterday we bought a hunky dory fabulous countertop convection oven. We have been meaning to get one for some time but I refused to until the toaster oven died. It is still living, darn it, but I caved in. Guess what is going back?

My English muffin was happily getting it's toasting on when a strange sound followed by a nasty smell and shooting flames stopped the process. The muffin was fine (actually it wasn't even cooked) but the element on the top seems to have shorted and decided to spit fire. Oh well, I'm not too crazy about countertop appliances, except for my mixer, as they are ugly and take up valuable real estate and just make for a cluttered look.

Now, off to the shop to take care of a few chores while we are shut down for the holidays.

Y'all stay warm!


  1. Staying warm isn't a problem in this part of the world at this time of year, staying cool is though. Temps here are getting ready to climb into the high 30's (°C) in time for new year's day so fans and air coolers are the order of the day.

  2. Yikes! Burning appliances ... wow.



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