A milder morning today - about 28 (instead of 12). By the time I had gotten out of the shower and started the coffee, a gentle snow was falling. Not enough to get off work and not much since then...will have to see how the day progresses.
So, the car is back. Gosh brakes are expensive - that was about $1K of the bill! Then there were assorted other minor things plus inspection...all of it adding up to just under $1.6K. But as Colin said - still cheaper than a new car. The car has served us well. 126K miles on it and nothing major (brakes do wear out as do tires). Here's to many more miles.
When we got home from picking it up I settled back into some knitting and the last bottle of Mad Elf beer (only comes out at Christmas). This picture makes the sock look enormous!
The foot is now finished up to where I will re-join the Sabertooth Caterpillar yarn and decrease at the toes. I'm holding off doing that until Colin comes over so I can double-check measurements.
The pea soup yesterday was excellent except I did not like the kielbasa I used. I'm thinking that left-over grilled Italian sausage would work well next time. The kielbasa was just a bit too mild for me.
There have been a ton of changes at work - payroll and benefits transitioning to our parent company in NC, accounting changes, etc. I just found out that we are no longer receiving pay stubs by mail - we have to print them out. But, it turns out that I am not set up to be able to do that (it's being worked on...). It's going to take some time for all these changes to sort out. In the interim. I need to practice what my friend Tyg does - he just chills out all the time.
Now it's back to work!