Saturday, December 19, 2009

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...cold

I'm a little late to the Christmas party, but finally got around to looking for a new holiday background for the blog this morning. Since it's not cold or snowing here, that eliminated some options. I like this one because I think it says Christmas without screaming 'COLD', don't you? Because cold is not in our vocabulary right now when it comes to the weather. It is HOT, HOT, HOT and -- unusual for here -- MUGGY. Normally this is a very dry area so the humidity is flat wearing me out.

To say nothing of what it's doing to my hair. Which I had cut the other day. Cut very, very short. So now I'm sporting that old stick-your-finger-in-a-socket look which the humidity only exacerbates.

I'm also sporting my first head cold of the summer, courtesy of the husband who went down with it last weekend. And the daughter isn't faring any better since her arrival. We're a hacking, coughing, sneezing, sniffling mess of humanity here at the Hoyt house. [And yes, I mean mess, not mass, because being sick is MESSY!]

If we can't have cold weather, we'll just have cold symptoms. 

Merry Christmas and pass the Puffs, please.

My dear, sweet husband fixed my Macbook yesterday!!! Aided by his able-bodied assistant, the daughter. (Who also transported the necessary part in her luggage.) It took a 23-page instruction manual with over 60 steps and about two hours of their labor. BEST Christmas present ever!

The computer wasn't the only thing getting fixed this week. The car has been in the shop THREE TIMES. First it was to repair the body damage from when a young guy in an SUV backed/slammed into our parked Fiat Uno. Next time was to have the carburetor rebuilt -- yay! no more sicky gas smell. And finally, last night as we drove toward downtown the brakes started failing. Ivan dropped us off to walk the rest of the way and drove directly to the shop. Thankfully the guy was able to rebuild the brake master cylinder right on the spot and get us back on the road lickity-split. Hopefully that's it for auto repairs for a while.

Now if we can just "fix" these head colds, we'll be in fine shape.

*hack, hack*   *cough, cough*    *sneeze, sneeze*   *sniffle, sniffle*


Mari said...

I love the new background! Hope you feel better soon - that's the wrong kind of cold for Christmas!

Kay said...

I love your background... very festive. I hate that you have colds. There is NO good time to deal with all that hacking and gagging. Hope you recover soon. : )

2cats said...

The new background is great. So very festive. I hope you all feel better long before Christmas.
I am new to your blog. So I don't know where you are located but I can tell it isn't in the United States.

Lhoyt said...

Has the automotive industry down there started to us ECCS (electronic carburetion control systems) by now? I know your car is about ten years old,but as far as they've advanced I would think you wouldn't be messing with caruburetors any more.

Lhoyt said...

BTW, I meant to say "use" instead of 'us'. Glad your computer is fixed.