Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas everybody!!
















It's been a great year of visiting with all of you... .. it's like having a big family... something I don't have ....

There have been ups and downs... and why wouldn't there be? It's just life.... and, so, onward into the fray we continue to march... the alternative is totally unacceptable.

I've enjoyed following special endeavours ... love seeing all the creations of the hobbyists, crafters and artists.... the beautiful photographs..... the hilarious stories... I am totally convinced that some blogs I frequent should be made into books.

Special thanks for the morning humour that goes as well with my morning coffee as does a slice of hot buttered toast......

Every time another year flies past and it seems to fly at warp speed the older I get.. I'm surprised how quickly it seems to have gone ...and yet... when I look back over blogs as journals... I can see that we have truly packed in a lot more than we remember just offhand..... 'we done goodd' people ! ...

The bears, and Mr. B.V. and I ...all wish you a very Merry Christmas.....




















P.S. ..... guess what we are doing today?

Yep....if it looks like plumbing.... it's because it definitely is plumbing. A couple weeks ago, the sink fell off. It's an undermounted type. We siliconed it back into place... but, two days later when we took out the 2x4 propping it up ... the Silicone was still goopy. Ick...It took a while to clean it all off. It just hadn't set. But, why? Bought new silcone..must have been a bad batch; perhaps got frozen or something. Re-siliconed; propped;waited;tested.... then .. a leak just in front of the pea trap! Something got wrecked when it fell off...it was full of water and dishes...maybe heavy enough to break something somewhere. More of my usual .... @#%^&*.. the air was blue ... we took the pipes off to see if we could suss it out. Nope.. back together...still leaking. New washers..new screw tops.. tighter... nope. Still @#$%^& leaking. Take out the whole assembly and check under magnifying glass and bright lights... as I mentioned to somebody..I was almost wishing I was back in the dental office... so I could x-ray it or something...almost..... But.... finally, somebody else's eagle eye spotted the fracture. Aha! now we know what we are dealing with. Bought ourselves a Christmas present... ahahha... ABS pipe and fittings... new glue... etc. Don't ya love a trip to the hardware store? in manic Christmas Eve shopping traffic? .... la la la.. just keep singing, just keep singing ... lalalallalala.

Ho ho ho....... Merry Christmas.....


15 comments:

Daisy said...

Happiest of holidays to you!

Judi W. said...

May the holiday plumber fulfill all of your wishes! Best of everything to you and yours!

Draffin Bears said...

Oh dear Vee... sorry to hear of the plumbing troubles and I hope that you get it all sorted.

It has been fun visiting you and I have enjoyed getting to know you through the blog world.
Love the header with Teddy and lights, so sweet.
May you have a blessed and joyous Christmas and happy holidays.

Hugs
Carolyn

Terra said...

I love visiting you here, and must tell you that your bears have the cutest, most wistful and alive expressions.
I want to hug them, and you too.
It is very dear getting to know fellow bloggers.
Merry Bear-y Christmas to you and your family.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Oh my! Sorry to hear about the plumbing problems! Hope it's finally settled and that you have a wonderful Christmas!

Linda Fleming said...

Oh good gawd almighty! Was it too much to hope to get through Christmas without having to deal with a damn house repair? What in the hell did we do in our last lives to deserve these houses from hell?

Hasn't this past year just flown by? I always enjoy visiting your blog, and am so gald we "met". Love ya,Vee! Merry Christmas

Maria said...

Hello dearest Vee,
MERRY CHRISTMAS ....
What would you do without house repairs? Just kidding ... that´s a bummer! I´m sure it will get fixed by Mr Handyman before long. Have a wonderful festive season together with your loved one and those cuties (the bears). We are in Madeira, it´s sunny but very windy ... it´s a pretty place.
All of the very best for 2010 (without house repairs) Miss you. Hugs from Maria & Joe

Sue said...

Vee, aside from your plumbing woes, I hope your day today was
magical filled with lots of love and happiness!

(I hope the plumbing was repaired okay yesterday - what a way to spend Christmas Eve day!)

Hugs

Serena said...

What rotten luck re. the sink! Positively maddening but I'm glad the problem area was finally found. I love visiting your blog too....you are so talented and I LOVE your sense of humour! I'm looking forward to visiting you more in the new year. Enjoy your Christmas weekend and I hope the plumbing behaves itself ~ :)

Elenka said...

Good grief. Not your normal sugar plumbs.

Jennifer Rose said...

hope you had a good xmas :)

really hoping you don't have to do anymore home repairs this holiday season!

Twiglet said...

Hope the plumbing soon gets sorted. We had a fab day with M and now she is here with us for a day or two. If the weather is good we will have a country walk tomorrow. All the best -Twiglet.

Pauline said...

Happy New Year Vee. Hope you get your plumbing job done ok. Enjoyed your blog so much over the year.

Pauline

Guzzisue said...

we've been known to do the wallpapering on Christmas day before but plumbing we leave to the expert, hope you had a good one inspite of the problems :-)

Picture Imperfect said...

Ahhhhh sorry to hear about your plumbing! I'm glad you got it worked out, though.

It has been wonderful getting to know you a bit over the last few weeks, and I look forward to seeing you around more in the New Year! I hope your Christmas was wonderful, and full of love!