Friday, December 08, 2006


That's a shot from a recent road trip we took. That's the edge of a stray dog, the camera was too slow to catch him. Dig the sign, though - classic. We actually tried to find Delusion, and couldn't.
Of course, it wasn't all that recent of a road trip since the truck is in the shop right now. They've had it for four days, and I don't think they've actually looked at it at all yet. In retrospect, it was a bad idea to tell him we weren't in a rush for it. Especially around here, where the pace of life is s....l..........o...................w. Oh well, we don't really need it at the moment, I think both of us just feel like we do, because we don't have it. Tonight, for instance, we were both craving Chinese food. There's lots of Chinese food places in the Valley, almost every little town has one, except Bridgetown. And none of them deliver. Jai's been feeling under the weather for the last couple of days, and today I'm feeling pretty horrible, so we had to settle for takeout from the Pub. We got the most Oriental dishes they offer - it was good, but not quite the same.
Other than that, we have been working on two main things over the last couple of days - Christmas cards & packages, and the pantry. Got all the Christmas stuff done finally, and sent off yesterday, so hopefully everything will arrive on time. It should, but of course the people in the post office will never tell you that it will, definitely.
Jai spent most of the day tearing down plaster and removing ceiling tiles covered in Mouse poo, and I spent most of the day stripping paint off one side of one shelf. Somebody, at some point in our house's 130 history, was storing their tar in our pantry, and allowed it to spill all over this particular shelf. Several someone elses tried to cover it up with paint. Luckily stripper is a strong enough chemical that it actually melted the tar, but it was still a lot of scraping, and it's still not totally done. I was trying to convince Jai that we could spread out all the shelves in the backyard and rent the floor sander again, but he wouldn't go for it. At this rate, I will still be working on the shelves at Christmas, so I might have to come up with a Plan C.
Also yesterday we had to rush Webster the bunny to the vet (in a cardboard box, because of course the bunny carrier is in the back seat of the truck!) because he had a runny nose. His eye lining has been buliging out of his head every time he licks his left side for the last month, but it always goes back in, so we figured it was harmless, if a little gross. But now it looks like the best case scenario is an infection, and if they eye drops we have to give him three times a day don't clear that up, then it's probably a tumour. Needless to say, we're really hoping the drops work.
We got a call from the lawyer yesterday that the deeds have finally been transferred into our names, but we're a little worried that it took so long, the developer will have changed his mind. We called him yesterday when we heard, but haven't heard back yet. So we'll see.
Other than that... yesterday was really cold. We walked all the way to Tim Hortons (1/2an hour each way), but it was still kind of fun being all bundled up. Our house had icicles all over the front. Today was much warmer, and very windy. And I guess that's just about all my news. Sorry for the lack of pictures. To make up for it, we finally posted the video of our tree lighting ceremony at town hall for you to watch and get that warm, Christmas-y glow all over. So grab a mug of steaming hot chocolate, light a candle, and check this out: (just copy the link and paste it into your browser window.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbg_AEKEiXQ

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Jai and Lauren, this is Pop from out in Duncan. I wish you the best of all and a Merry Christmas to everybody. You will hear from me again around Christmas.

Opa

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Hello Opa! It's so great to hear from you. We've sent you a Christmas card in the mail, which should be getting to you soon. One of these days I will sit down and write an actual letter, but it's really nice to know that you are out there, keeping up with our lives. Talk to you soon, Love Lauren & Jai