Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Renewed Vision

The kids picked up their new glasses today, and are all feeling that 'laser-beam' thing that you get when suddenly the world comes into crystal clear focus for the first time. Joe is sporting glasses for the very first time. Amaya picked out a shade of blue that is totally her - stylish and artsy.

The Fiery Furnance and Papa's visit...

OK. These topics don't have much to do with each other, except that we started burning wood in our wood-burning furnace for the first time last month. We are hoping to save a chunk-a'change on our heating bill, and use up the firewood we've had sitting around. It's more work to get the wood to the basement, maintain the fire, carry out the ashes. But it has its own rewards.

Grandpa (papa) Chavez visited us for the last two weeks, and went home on Wednesday. He brought a warm spell with him, and left us just in time for some stinking cold weather.