December 25th, 2011

The Children Were Nestled All Snug In Their Beds

Well, Julie is still nestled in our bed, but we'll move her in just a minute.

Pictures have been taken of the tree, the video camera is charged and ready for the moment, the worst of the debris field has been isolated to other rooms than the living room, the last of the presents are wrapped, and the stockings that were hung by the chimney with care have been visited by St. Nicholas.

And in just a minute, Mommy and Daddy will go to bed.

(It could have been worse. No assembly was required -- yet! :) )

This Augurs Well

We had a wonderful Christmas. The girls enjoyed their new toys. Katie is currently downstairs playing "Wipeout" on the Wii as Julie watches. :)

The food was good, the company was good.

The toilet upstairs clogged beyond the ability of the plunger to deal with, but with a little help from this video I was able to use the toilet auger to clear it.

(Yes, I carefully watched the video before making the attempt, having not yet successfully used the auger before. I was immediately amused by the discussion of the difficulty of getting a plumber on Christmas Eve...)

But all's well that flushes well or something like that.