December 13, 2005

Christmas Preparations

Well, I’m off this week and we’re all working hard to finish some of our home improvement projects.  My first order of business is to paint…and I’ve been a painting fool!  Five gallons of paint from Lowe’s and I’ve got two rooms and what seems like a million feet of hallways to paint.  I made great progress on Sunday and Monday, but I’m starting to lose steam.  I’ll take a break this afternoon to do some shopping at my other favorite place these days, The Home Depot.

 

I’ll be returning the extra packages of DuPont flooring that we had installed last week, as well as a bunch of other supplies that we’ve purchased but decided that we didn’t want.  Then, I’ll go visit Best Buy for some on-sale DVDs that my wife wants.  Next up is a visit to the travel agent to finalize the purchase of my son’s airline tickets home.  He flies on Friday and will be with us for 2+ weeks.  I know that our entire Clan all looking forward to his visit.

 

December 06, 2005

The Real St. Nick

Today, we celebrate the Feast Day of St Nicholas.  Yes, we put our shoes out last night in hopes that St Nick would leave us presents.  Mostly, these are practical gifts for us and our children; however, we splurged this year.  Our stereo receiver is on the fritz so instead of spending $200+ to repair it, we spent our hard earned cash on a new wireless Home Theater in a Box.  Specifically, we bought a Panasonic SC-HT930.  My old stereo receiver was a Sony, but after my horrible experience with their customer support for my Vaio, I will *NEVER* buy a Sony product again.  However, in honor of St. Nick, I'll offer them a hearty Merry Christmas!