Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside



D finally got a job! After months of waiting and countless interviews he found one that was right for him. (And by "right" I mean they will give him a paycheck every 2 weeks). We're a two income family again but I think the chill of unemployment has left me scarred. I make a good living so we were never in fear of losing our house or car, but what about the gazillion other people out there that didn't make it through unscathed? The unemployment actually brought D and I closer together but I don't think everyone is that lucky. Next month we'll celebrate 13 years since we first met. 13 years?? My arthritis flares up at the thought.

I know you don't want to hear about the weather but it's brain-numbing cold. I literally walked out to warm up the car this morning and forgot where I was. For those of you in warm places who are unfamiliar with the concept, you literally have to go out and turn on the car 10 minutes before you go anywhere so it can warm up. This morning the van failed the first two twists of the key and hurled obscenities my way before it finally gave in. The Boy was always losing a hat or 1 random glove until 2 weeks ago when I sent him to school with what extras I could scrounge including 1 pink mitten and 1 red Spiderman glove. Miraculously he has started taking care of his things since then.

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Broom says...

Yay for D's job.

and as for th cold - AAA says that you only need 30 seconds to warm up a car (and that's their advice for Narnia like conditions in Calgary so it should apply to pretty much all cold places) and that the best way to warm up your car is to drive it!?

Just found this out yesterday.

You're welcome.

Thu Jan 15, 09:40:00 AM CST  
Blogger Mint Chutney says...

I'm not sure what kind of crack AAA Canada is smoking but there is NO WAY my car is warming up in 30 seconds. Are you sure they didn't mean minutes? ; )

Fri Jan 16, 12:17:00 PM CST  
Blogger hillgrandmom says...

I'm sitting in the warm place and so feel for you. My sympathies--about the cold.
Good to knwo you are a 2-income family again. Must have been a rough time interim.

Sat Jan 17, 01:11:00 PM CST  
Blogger shakester says...

excellent! (on D's job). Now in some time the cold too will go away....

Sun Jan 18, 11:30:00 PM CST  
Blogger Tartrazina says...

OH MY GAWDDD! you've been back and i didn't even check!!! soooooo happy to see you here Mint! way better than Facebook or any other place :-) have lots of reading up to do here so better run along!

here are huggers & xxx to warm you up a little! i know its hot here compared to there but i'm wearing leg warmers & feeling like Irene Cara in Flashdance! gosh i'm so excited to see you here i'm all warm & fuzzy :-)

Mon Jan 19, 01:10:00 PM CST  
Blogger sinusoidally says...

Mint how about an automatic car starter

Tue Jan 20, 12:20:00 PM CST  
Blogger Rohini says...

Congrats on D's job!

I giggled out loud at the thought of the boy going to school in a pink mitten :D

Wed Jan 21, 06:11:00 AM CST  
Blogger D says...

congratulations on going back to being a 2 income household!!!
i miss the cold here :( not your kind of cold but the new delhi winters sort of cold (2 degrees celcius is the lowest i have experienced!!)

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Blogger ...loufoque citrouille says...

I agree with you...I was in Chicago for a business meeting recently and I was came back grateful about NY weather...I mean, before I visited Chi, I used to find NY too cold for comfort, and I came back thinking this is really warm compared to Chi!

Mon Feb 09, 06:52:00 PM CST  
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