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Snow! Ice!

It's been raining ice, and snowing on and off yesterday and today. My office is closed due to the icy conditions. Apparently Austin just closes up when it ices, not enough call for salting equipment since ice days are just a few. Still, after living in Illinois, it seems weird to stay home because it's cold outside. :)

So we are spending the days trying to amuse the kids, and doing as much unpacking as we can. We can't find the drill/driver so there's a few things that have to wait until the roads clear up. I'm just itchy because I can't get enough done - but that will pass I'm sure. The kids have been amazingly good, considering they are basically snow-bound for two days. So, too much TV, but we are also playing Pony, and games (like Kids of Cataan) and Play Dough - so it's not just a veg-fest.

The house is coming along very nicely, and we can both see a glimmer of what it's going to be like when it's done. I can't wait, it's going to be so nice. I can't believe it's ours. :)


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Jan. 16th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Hmmphf. I don't get the day off when it's icy/snowy.

Of course, my first day of class is tomorrow, so I can't pout too much. *grin*

Glad you like your new house! Hope you'll still be speaking to me after you see the...thing...I sent Amanda from Vegas. *grin* Just the thing for a new home - tacky souvenirs!
Jan. 17th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
Believe it or not, we've been getting snow and ice here in our neck of the woods too -- and if you think /Austin/ isn't prepared for it.... LOL

I've been thinking about y'all a lot and enjoy reading your Adventures in Homeowning; please keep posting!
Jan. 17th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
Snowed in with your family. That sounds wonderful. :{)}

Kids of Cataan? Is that a separate game, or special rules for SoC?
Jan. 17th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
It is a seperate game. Plays pretty quick with big peices for small hands and simplified rules.
Jan. 17th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Separate game, and Z loves it. You basically roll dice to move your cart around the board, collecting Wood, Hay, or Bricks. When you have one of each in your cart, you can build a house. Once you build all your houses, you can build the City Hall which wins the game. Eric the Robber is on the board, and if you land on his space you have to put one of your resources back. It's easy, everything is color coded, big wooden pieces, and you build a little wooden building town. :) I think it's fun too.

Here's a good overview: http://www.boardgames.com/kidsofcatan.html
Jan. 17th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
No snow here yet. We are just now starting to get normal Jan weather. Been pretty balmy the last few weeks but I think our high will only be in the 30s today.

Enjoy your snow sday. Its gotta snow real bad for me to stay home cause I live on a snow emergency route and also the main route to 2 diffrent government facilities. There for the weather has to get real bad before I get to stay home.
Jan. 24th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Change of state!
I see you hopped states on us, leaping over AZ! I've heard good things about Austin, but have never been - may have to drop in someday.
Schono de AZ

BTW: We DID get snow in Phoenix on the 21st. News flash: "Phoenix phreezes - hell soon to follow. Film at eleven..."
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