Monday, January 31, 2005

Is it spring yet?

Usually I din't mind the winter weather but the cold is getting really annoying. Long coats, pumping gas, scraping windshields. I am so ready to be done with that. Is this a sign I am getting old? Andrew and I are continuing the house hunt in many different neighborhoods--it's surprising what people think they can get out of some of these houses. More will open up as the weather warms up and we are hopeful. The branch got a whole new computer and printing system we have to spend the next several weeks training people on. It will make life much easier in the long run but for now, it's on the floor all day teaching people how to use it. Can't wait for it to get old hat. Andrew is fine, working and waiting to hear about his certification.

later j

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Stomach flu

And here I thought I missed that little bug that seemed to be circulating around ALA. Sunday night I began to feel unwell and it was downhill from there. So even though it is Tuesday it feels like Monday and I am woozy, but on the mend. Nothing that new to report other than it was bitterly cold all weekend and our apartment had two temperatures: freezing (downstairs) and tropical (upstairs)I'm sure the gas bill is going to be a doozy next month. Before I got sick I managed to finish the laundry and clean up downstairs so the house by and large does not look like a bomb has hit it. more later, julie

Friday, January 21, 2005

Another snowstorm?

Everyone from the chiropractor's receptionist to the people in the grocery store keep yammering about 4 to 8 inches tommorrow in central Ohio. Andrew is going to leave me the truck to drive to the library and go into the firehouse 12 hours early so he doesn't have to take the corolla on bad roads. the online forecasts don't seem to be backing this up, but last time we ignored weather reports, it took me two and a half hours to get home so maybe we should play it safe. In other news, I've recently discovered EBAY. It's that same laziness that kept me from doing a blog that kept me from EBAY but now, I'm thrilled to report, I may never buy clothes in the store again. I hate the fitting rooms and trying on different sizes. I get hot and thirsty and a headache. So far I have scored 4 new ebay sweaters cheaper than catalog prices even with the shipping. It's quite fun. More Monday.

You're little blogger,

Tuesday, January 18, 2005


Ah well the best laid plans often go awry.

Buildings: beautiful
People: very nice
Cab Drivers: absolutely horrible
Meals: hard to avoid dairy, despite medication I nearly starved.

Andrew the utter sweetie that he is, got off of work early and was waiting for me with flowers. We went to PF Changs so I could load up on lemon chicken with broccoli and it was off for home. I was asleep by 9:00 with Kitten on my pillow. It is soooooo good to be home.

More next week.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Joining the Blog Revolutoin

Well I have a couple of friends that use this blog site and it seems fairly easy and fun. Despite growing up in the wondrous age of technology, I'm pretty lazy about learning new stuff but figured I'd give it a try. I've found that I'm slacking more and more on the email notes and on phone calls so I hope this will do better to let y'all know how we are doing. Andrew of course rarely uses the phone much less email so most of the posts will be by me generally jawing about whatever we've been up to. My plan is to update this once a week. Since I built it on Monday, we'll say I'll add something every Monday and see how that works.

This week in a nutshell: We are still looking at houses but considering waiting another year. It looks like houses with a comfortable house payment either need a lot of work or are no bigger than our apartment now. We'll keep looking thoughout the spring and keep hoarding money away. I am going to Boston for 6 days for a library conference. I'm doing some special training in teen services and then staying the weekend for my editing job. Should be pretty fun, I still have to pack.
Andrew is doing well, picking up work and getting ready to register for his last two classes at Ball State. I'm not sure if I can post pictures on here, but if I can I will since I got a digital camera for Christmas.

Later, Julie