This was taken moments after the Ironic picture. She's such a little sweetheart.
The last 36 hours have really been interesting. Several things have happened that I didn't expect. But I'll get to those in a moment.
It did snow and blow last evening and night. In many ways, I was happy about that. It'd been a while since we got a reasonable snowstorm, so I was happy. It was also just plain snow. No other icky stuff, so that also makes me happy.
Jill had to work in Wheaton today, and to make a long story short, she ended up staying with us last night (since we're about halfway between her house and Wheaton, which is around a one-hour drive for her). Due to the impending snowstorm, it was simply easier to stay with us for a night. And it was a good time, too, however unexpected.
I can see more carpet in the office here tonight. I managed to get through about half of the stuff that had been residing on the floor since before Christmas. To my credit, there are several empty boxes and most of 2007's papers that are remaining on the floor, so [the boxes' presence] actually takes up most of the remaining half. This was somewhat expected, but I didn't know exactly how far I'd get on that project, so it was unexpected. :)
I also reorganized the top shelves in the office this afternoon. Put some books away in boxes to be stored in the attic, threw some things out, and straightened up things. Looks considerably better (and less cluttered) than before. This was partially a side effect of clearing the floor, but quite unexpected in how far it managed to go.
And probably most unexpected of all -- I managed to shovel out (by hand) our entire driveway and turn-around area. We probably had somewhere between two and three inches of snow (it's tough to tell due to drifting), but it was all light and powdery. Well, 85 feet of 15 foot wide driveway and a car-and-a-half sized turn-around area adjacent to the driveway later (it took about an hour), I had really accomplished something.
I'm sure I'll pay for it tomorrow. And Saturday. And Sunday. :) I can feel it in my lower back now this evening, but I think a good night's sleep should keep things from getting too messed up. So I can hope, anyway.
So I had a good and productive day at home today. It was nice to actually get some things done that I'd not been able to due to scheduling issues and the like.
To wrap up the evening (well, short of my sitting here and writing these posts tonight), Beth and I sat down and watched Crash, which I just recently got on DVD. It really is quite an amazing movie. There is a lot of subtle (and not subtle) social commentary in that film, and I liken it to being a racially-charged version of Magnolia in a way. If you've not seen either of those movies, I would highly recommend them.
As it's now getting to be late, I'm heading for bed. Until next time...
"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)