Saturday, May 17, 2008

110% Chance of Rain

It was chilly, rainy, very rainy, a bit thundery and windy enough to turn many umbrellas inside out for a few hours earlier today. It was unpleasant enough that college presidents and politicians reduced their speeches to "Congratulations!".

Why were we out in weather like that? Well, we had a very, very good reason, because, somewhere in this throng is my daughter.

Today, she graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelor's in Accounting. There are not enough words to say just how proud we are of her!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wow Update

The Scooba will also need a name. For some reason, I think both Roomba and Scooba are male. The little robot works really well, at least as well as the big floor scrubber, and much easier on me! Multitasking at it's finest...vacuuming the bedroom (Roomba), washing the kitchen floor (Scooba), and making my lunch for tomorrow, dinner & dessert for tonight...all at once!

I'll have to pace could really wear out one's pointy finger.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


As I may have mentioned before, I am a real sucker for gadgets. It amuses me and makes me very happy when said gadgets work as advertised.

This last weekend, we finished opening the pool. It is early, but Mother Nature lent a hand earlier in the year and shredded the winter cover. Yes, there was a gadget involved...a leaf vacuum that operates with a water hose (rather than the pool filter). I've gotta say, it worked quite well and sucked up all the leaves in less than 15 minutes. Way, way easier than trying to pick the things off the bottom of the pool with a skimmer net or, if one is up to it, actually getting in the pool and picking them off the bottom!

Today, I was surprised to see that Mom had stopped by for a visit. A nice surprise all by herself, but she brought early birthday presents. May I present my new, fabulously wonderful, best. toy. ever: a Roomba vacuum. Let me tell you, this baby really works. It just be-bops around the room, bouncing off obstacles and doing a really good job of vacuuming. It does, however, drive the cats nuts. The cats do not realize that there is another fun feature: a command center (fancy name for a remote)...this can only result in much fun at their expense!

Not only did Mom bring Roomba (which clearly needs a good name...any suggestions?), she brought his brother: Scooba. He needs to charge overnight before using the first time. I will, of course, let everyone know the results of his first run about the floor.

All I can say is: rock!

Friday, May 09, 2008

I've Been Tagged

From Deb, at "Not Pretty to Watch"

Relationship meme
1. Where did you meet? High School...he looked like a keeper
2. How long did you date? 7 years, then finally got around to getting hitched and it will be 28 years worth of always-worth-it marriage!
3. How old is he? 49, I'm another "cradle snatcher" as I'm all of 3 months older than he is.
4. Who eats more? Him.
5. Who said “I love you” first? You know, I really don't remember, but probably him.
6. Who is taller? He is 6 foot 2. I am the 2nd shortest in my family at 5'6"
7. Who sings better? Neither one of us has a musical bone in our bodies
8. Who is smarter? We're both smart in our own departments. He can design the most gorgeous furniture and build it. Me, I seem to have developed a knack for computers (mostly software)
9.Whose temper is worse? I was going to say a tie, but I think mine can be worse.
10. Who does the laundry? I'm the laundress
11. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Me...I called dibs on closest to the bathroom!
12. Who pays the bills? Me, but we have another account that he uses for the furniture stuff.
13. Who cooks dinner? Me again and I do the grilling (all year 'round too). I'm sure that it looks pretty silly when I'm out there in the snow!
14. Who drives when you are together? He does, but that way I can knit. Although I'm thinking I should take over city driving when needed; he gets so frustrated with it.
15. Who is more stubborn? Me, no him, me...oh let's call it a tie!
16. Who kissed whom first? He kissed me.
17. Who is the first to admit to being wrong? This goes back to the stubborn thing again, let's call it a tie again.
18. Whose parents do you see the most? My mom.
19. Who proposed? He did.
20. What’s his best physical attribute? Legs...he has great legs, also arms, and hands.
21. Who has more friends? Hmm--ditto--we both have a lot of acquaintances, but few friends.
22. What are you most proud of him for? For designing, planning and being the contractor to build our house. Then he proceeded to build things like cabinets in the bathroom and laundry, a fabulous entertainment center and even my spinning wheel!
23. Who has more siblings? He does with 2 sisters; I'm an only brat!
24. Who wears the pants in the family? Both of us, except when it's summer, then we wear shorts.

OK, Deb, happy now?

Let's see now...who to tag? How about Mouse and Denise?