Sunday, January 30, 2011

Like a good neighbor...

Found this note taped to me door when I came home from work last week.

"Bitter cold weather. Let your water faucets drip inside the house to prevent pipe freeze. Neighbor, H."

Initial reaction (in my head): Soooo nice, thank you so much! I will do that right now. I should bake him a cake or something??? I don't bake- it will taste like mold, likely. I will buy him baked goods? What do people like here? I already gave him cookies at Christmas- for always bringing in my trash bins for me.

Subsequent reaction (out loud to big and little dogs): Pipes freezes?!? What the...? How cold is it going to get? Sweet sally- I start turning on all the faucets and shower heads (wanna be on the safe side) in the house.

What else needs to be done- gather nuts for the winter? Dog food- check.... but I've got no food in the fridge except coffee- not good. Keep emergency water supplies? Will send dog walker to Target for emergency supplies (water) and order 6 boxes of KIND bars... I could probably survive on that for while. "Get some rock salt..... or bag of cat litter.... to melt the ice on your driveway, and just keep it in your car so that it stays weighed down." Wha?? Don't cars weigh, like... a lot??

For all the planning- it was 75 degrees this weekend. Oh, wait- will snow tomorrow. This place sure keeps you on your toes.

Mom's favorite thing

This is my mom's favorite thing about Oklahoma.... the toilets in the Will Rogers World Airport have these seats covered in plastic wrap.

"Before each use, wave a hand over the green button...."

and a new sleeve of plastic rolls out. Very high tech, very Japanese-like... Only bummer is- no toilet seat covers for me to use as blotting sheets. Hygienic butt, shiny face. Life is all about compromise.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Magic Button!

The great thing about this car is that it is like an iPod- streamlined with simple symbols so that everything looks nice and clean, simple. However, then, it makes it tricky to figure out what those buttons do. Since the car is from England, and they speak English there, you'd think that the symbols would kinda be easy to figure out. Oh noooo. But I did find a Magic Button on the bottom to the left- my new favorite thing! It heats up the steering wheel- love love looooove it. Still don't know what the other buttons on top do. Cruise control? Temp control?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

16 degrees F

It was so cold this week that my tires deflated! What in the world!?!? We are back up to the 30's now... whew.