We found out the mystery of who was pounding on our door at 21:00 the other night(we didn’t answer; it was too late): it was the contractor who is to do our insurance repairs! Why on earth he came so late when it was dark and can’t see a thing is beyond me but he SAYS he’ll start the work next weekend…
We got a new flat-screen TV as our old one is now 8 YRS old and it has all these squiggly lines all going across it. It looks weird though;it’s so flat and so thin it looks like an over-sized laptop computer or a giant iPad.It didn’t come with a stand either(we have to go out an buy one, yet another added expense!) so it’s now on the coffee table which looks incredibly tacky. You can also mount it on the wall but I think that’ll look stupid and I fear will fall off and leave huge chunks out of the wall and ruin the paint. No thanks. We gave the old TV to the neighbours next door. Maybe they can just have a part replaced or something.
We have to go get stuff at Wal-Mart later today as well and for a second there I almost forgot it’s occult Hallowe’en.If the cashiers say “Happy Hallowe’en!” to us we’ll just politely reply, “We don’t celebrate it!” At least it’s the LAST we’ll have to see and hear about it shoved in our faces everywhere we go and it’ll finally be OVER for another year, thank God! Tonight is the night we stay indoors, turn the lights off,bring the garbage cans and porch chairs inside, don’t answer the door, and pretend we’re not home.
Every day I feed bread to the squirrels and they,just like the kids, don’t eat the crusts, either! They pick them off and toss them away! They even come nattering at me to give them their nibbles if I’m outside and I’ve forgotten. We always have the same 4 ones,too: 2 black and 2 brown with grey mix, one of which is blind in one eye, poor thing.
The 8 YR old got the 4 YR old with the “Losersayswhat?” joke and he goes, “What?” and she laughs, “You’re a loser!” It works every time!
Time to start looking for Advent calenders again soon.