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.