December 16, 2008 -
day! It was snowing today and they'd not cleared the
highway so I stayed home but I got a lot of stuff
done. First I went back home after starting out and
called and left a message for Jesse and then went
back to bed. After my morning nap I e-mailed some
with my co-workers, and then started some laundry
and out to scoop the walks I went! It seemed like
we got a good six inches. I was at that for about
an hour probably and then I came in and started another
load of laundry, did the dishes, then ran five miles
on the treadmill. The last portion of my day I played
on the computer and watched TV. *claps*
December 13, 2008 -
is rapidly approaching! Yesterday Teresa and I used
our digressionary day to take off work to get some
stuff done- and what a nice day to do so!
finally took care of her birthday gift from me to
her (Ok, it's been a number of months...) but what
she really wanted was another key for her car which
is difficult for me to do which she only had the one,
so we took her car to the dealer to do that and went
shopping while we waited to do some Christmas shopping.
Her key was going to be Teresa's birthday and Christmas,
but it ended up being only $35 or so, so now I'm got
to ponder a Christmas gift for her too.
we got her car back- both were so dirty that we pulled
them into her alley and washed them, it was just warm
enough, and her landlord have hot water hooked up
to the hose so that was great.
the evening we watched Elf while I wrapped all the
gifts- it's nice that all those years of origami have
paid off for some'n.
I slept in late, chatted online some, wrapped some
more gifts, and now I'm watching Al Gore's An Inconvenient
Truth... It was on Discovery.
of his graphs showed fuel efficiency standards, and
how the US has the lowest standards in the developed
world. Here we require cars to get 23 miles per gallon
while China, Australia & Canada range from 30
to 37mpg as their lowest standard. Japan and the EU
are now at 40-45mpg. California is putting their own
mpg standards into law and are being sued by the auto
industry for it; even though their standards still
lag behind what even China requires; it's
no wonder American auto makers have such a difficult
time competing. Despite all the failings of the American
auto industry I'm certainly for the bailout for them.
I think this is just what was needed to force them
to do business as the country needs them to- They
need to not just compete for the American market,
but act in a manner that is competitive with the rest
of the world, and that means being more environmentally
friendly, and still producing a high quality product.
December 2, 2008 -
Teresa and I went over to MaryLou's house to look
at her e-mail, but it turned out to not be that big
of a problem, so we ordered Domino's and then set
up her Christmas Tree. We're going to have Christmas
over at her house this year and New Year's over at
Bob's. Molly, MaryLou's kitty seemed to enjoy having
a tree inside, but we'll have to see if it becomes
a problem- we were careful not to put any ornaments
that seemed too breakable down low, so unless she's
able to take the whole tree down things should be