Christmas 2014

It was a lovely, low-key Christmas this year. Nothing big. Coupla gag gifts, much goofing around.

The debate: Tree with flash or without? Without has some tricky backlighting (and me with no fill light in front).

The debate: Tree with flash or without? Without flash has some tricky backlighting (and me with no fill light in front).

Matt and Lindsey on their best behavior. Sort of.

Matt and Lindsey on their best behavior. Sort of.

Something old, something new

Something old, something new

Grammy, Uncle John, Lindsey, Matt, DeAnne, and me (Princeton comma).

Grammy, Uncle John, Lindsey, Matt, DeAnne, and me (Princeton comma).

Seriously

Seriously

Mantle

Say no more

Say no more

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Plumbing Nightmare, Part VII

And so it goes, another chapter in the ongoing saga of my plumbing, um, issues. This time it’s a trifecta. Tub drain slow (again). Toilet leaking (again). Toilet lever busted (again). I don’t even use that bathroom! What’s up with that? Well, just to prove that I am a fairly handy guy, here is photographic evidence of some of my handiwork, with a bonus “ick” factor.

Enjoy!

Before

Before

The throne has been overthrown

The throne has been overthrown

It can be truly said that I am in a world of shit.

It can be truly said that I am in a world of shit. This is the ick factor mentioned above.

The throne has been restored!

The throne has been restored!

Look, Ma! No leaks!

Look, Ma! No leaks!

And with new lever installed, victory is mine. Victory!

And with new lever installed, victory is mine. Victory!

 

 

Chili!

It must be December. The first chili of the season, featuring chorizo, ground pork, ground beef and the usual suspects. Yeah, this photo isn’t the most flattering. We’ll have updates on how it turns out. I’m thinking the chorizo is gonna make this rock.

Chili!