That saturday of Thanksgiving weekend I had some of my family up at the house. It was a blast! I had spent the day before priming the whole kitchen and it looks better even with just the primer. I was so proud of myself for getting that done. And I fixed the gasket on the wood stove so I can use it again. At the dinner on Sat was my mom and dad (and their dog Sophie), my aunt vickii and uncle don from Oregon and my cousin Larry with his wife Kerri and son Noah. Oh and Nick too! My family is what you might call rambunctious.. a little loud, love to eat and lots of fun. I really enjoyed having Vickii and Larry there since I hadn't seen them since Cindy's funeral. It was nice to be able to do things with them without it being incredibly sad.
We ate a lot, drank some, rode the atv around and generally just had a good time. They all loved the view from the deck and shook their heads at the funny addition the previous owners did. No one can make any sense of it either.
Mom and Dad and Vickii and Don all spent the night. Unfortunately, Casey was very sick all night and I had to keep taking her outside. She was up about every hour and it just wore me out... Nick drove us both home in the morning and we left the truck up there. Mom and Dad stayed for a bit and helped clean up.. what troopers! Casey was fine by Monday but man.. that was ruff! (a bad bit of humor there)
When I got home to Moraga, things were not good. Remember the call from my neighbor on Thanksgiving day about the transformer that blew out? Well.. I got home and I had no heat, no hot water (I have a tankless water heater, all computerized), no washer or dryer and no range. They all had their chips melted down and were not working. So for the last week and a half I have been getting things repaired or replaced. It has not been fun I can tell you. I am so busy at work right now too! But today I got my dryer which is the last remaining appliance and I am happy.....
On Monday Dec 7th, we got hit with a big cold storm and we got snow here in Moraga. Nick wanted to go up to Mokehill to see the snow but I wouldn't let him.. here are some pictures of that: