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Domestic Disasters, Resolutions and a Movie.

First of all, I wish all of my friends and associates here on Persona Paper a most happy holidays and that everything went smoothly and well for you.

This year, the bomb dropped on our little household. On Christmas Eve, the oven died. The heating coil on the bottom gave up its life in long service, and refused to work any more. It was corroded and so had to be fixed. Yesterday the replacement arrived and today J got it in the oven. So hurray, I can finally bake and roast again. To say that it put the damper on any festivities is an understatement.

But that wasn't the worst thing that happened. Oh no, my darlings, not nearly at all.

Monday night/Tuesday morning we got our first taste of winter, namely sleet and ice on the roads. On his way to work, J slid going up an on-ramp to the bridge crossing the Hudson, and into a light-pole. The right front was destroyed on the motor, and the insurance company decided to total it. Considering that we had over 150K miles and thirteen years worth on it, it worked. Now J is talking about getting a used car, while I want him to bite the bullet and get something not too used/new so we'll never have to worry about it again. He's still looking.

I am making one resolution this year, namely to read more books this year than I did last year. 72 for my Goodreads challenge. And to write more here on PP.

Last night, we went and finally saw SW: The Force Awakens. Yes I will write a review about it. And I intend to be merciless about it too.

Pip, our little grey stray, is still pretty skittish and afraid of everything. But she loves to be held and loved, so that's progress.

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allen0187 wrote on January 1, 2016, 9:38 PM

Can't wait to read your review on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

Glad, you are getting a 'new' car. Hope you find one soon. Ain't dealing with insurance people a pain in the butt?

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 1, 2016, 9:40 PM

Glad no on got hurt in the wreck. Hope things are better this year

Telynor wrote on January 1, 2016, 10:03 PM

As I do not drive, it's a moot point and J's decision to make. But it is a damned inconvenience. The SW review is up.

Telynor wrote on January 1, 2016, 10:04 PM

So do I! I've had enough domestic drama for right now, I need things to be quiet for a while.

allen0187 wrote on January 1, 2016, 10:06 PM

Saw it and posted a comment about it. Overall, good review!

Telynor wrote on January 1, 2016, 10:39 PM

Thank you. I appreciate that.

LeaPea2417 wrote on January 1, 2016, 11:04 PM

I am sorry about your oven but luckily it got fixed, I feel terrible about he car accident and having to by a new car and it will be interesting to hear your review on the new Star Wars movie.

CalmGemini wrote on January 2, 2016, 12:28 AM

Already read the review.As you had your oven fixed,that is okay.Now waiting to hear about the car you two are about to buy.

CoralLevang wrote on January 2, 2016, 7:27 AM

It is great to see you! Happy New Year!! I'm sorry to hear about your mini-disasters, but those were both in 2015, so perhaps it is over and done with. Here's to 2016!!! May it be a great year!

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 2, 2016, 7:47 AM

Happy New Year to you, too!! I'm glad to see J was not hurt in the accident. Many, many years ago a similar thing happened to K and me on an on ramp near Springfield, Mass, only K was driving my little 4x4 pickup. Thank goodness it had a solid steel skid plate just behind the bumper. We weren't hurt and the only thing damaged on the truck was the front bumper. It got bent into a scowl. I liked the way it gave the truck attitude and didn't replace it until K got tired of being reminded of the mishap.

K and I have always purchased our cars new, because we keep them until they start costing as much to keep running as a car payment would be. The last car we replaced had over 250,000 miles on it and we'd had it over 15 years.

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 2, 2016, 12:46 PM

So basically you took the not so good happenings with the pretty good events, rolled it into a "it's good to be alive" sandwich, ate it, and didn't have any heartburn or tummy ache. :) This holiday season has been rough on a lot of people - tornadoes, floods, etc. But they all say they're happy they survived. Looks like you survived too! :)