Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Our Holiday House Guests Are Gone – We’re BAAAACK! LOL

on January 6, 2011

The holidays were wonderful and crazy as usual, and this year we had out-of-state family who came in on Christmas day and stayed until January 6! Kind of a long haul – especially since we were snowed in for FIVE long days!

This was taken well before the full 3' accumulated!

The 3+ feet of snow we got on December 26 was beautiful and we really enjoyed it, but this year our state and township didn’t rush to plow the streets. Budget cuts, fewer employees, blah blah blah. Luckily we had plenty of food in the house, so out came the puzzles, cards, and games!

The only downside was that our living room fireplace chose this time to develop a leak in the flashing. As soon as the first thaw started, I heard a plop-plop-plop coming from the fireplace. I recognized this sound from last year’s leak in the family room fireplace, and my blood ran cold – and it wasn’t the bitter outdoor temps doing it!

Sure enough,water was dripping in liberally inside the firebox (it was a 3-bucket leak!) and there was another stream of water running down the bricks on the face of the fireplace. Only one chimney repair place even bothered calling me back, so I had no choice but to hire them. $374 later (for a 20 minute job), it’s supposedly fixed. We’ll see after the next snow, which is supposed to hit tomorrow.

Anyway, Happy New Year to all! It’s great to be back!

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3 responses to “Our Holiday House Guests Are Gone – We’re BAAAACK! LOL

  1. tiffy40 says:

    Welcome back! We missed you. Sorry to hear about your fireplace troubles, hopefully it has been fixed. I hope we don’t get too much snow tomorrow:)

  2. Good to see you! Love hearing about your life – and sorry the chimney fixing was so high … Enjoy the snow tomorrow!

  3. Glad you got to spend some extra time with the family…I bet you all started to get a bit stir-crazy! Happy New Year!

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