Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Prognosticator of prognosticators

My three year old daughter has some trouble with extended periods of time. She knows Mommy's birthday is after Daddy's birthday, so since Daddy's birthday is over now, today must be Mommy's birthday.

So this morning she was talking about how we needed to make a card and get a birthday cake for my wife, and we told her that today was not Mommy's birthday. She's very big on calendar numbers now, so she asked, "Oh, what day is Mommy's birthday? 48?"

At first we started to say no, but then realized that she may be more right than we knew. My wife's birthday is February 15. So add 15 days in Feb to 31 days in Jan, to the two days left in Dec. Yeah, that adds up to 48.

Next thing you know, she'll be wearing Limburger cheese hats.

-The Krunchy Krab

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Depths of Despair

The power came back on. :(

Well, it was fun while it lasted. I now know that in 5 minutes I can have most of my house powered up in an emergency. The power came on, then went off again for a little while, and my wife accused me of tampering with the supply so I could keep running the generator.

Well, I will just pray for another cold front!

-The Krunchy Krab

Power outage! Hallelujah!

The power went out about 30 minutes ago! Yes!!!!!!

I FINALLY get to use my generator. Now, it wouldn't be such a big deal, yes, I bought the generator two years ago, but I wouldn't be too mad about not using it if it was just the generator, but I also installed a transfer switch in my house to let me power everything. That was an annoying process to be sure. And then I never got to use it - I bought everything the day after the power came back on two years ago, and it never went out again.

But now, here I am, the only person in my neighborhood with internet, lights, refrigerator, hot water, furnace, and tv, and I'm lovin' it.


-The Krunchy Krab

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Overheard tonight...

"You only have to say it one time, child"

(finger wagging) "I AM NOT A CHILD"

"Are you a grownup?"

"No, but I am not a child!"
(she's three years old)

-The Krunchy Krab