December 22nd, 2008

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Melt, already!!

This morning when I was driving to work the rain turned to snow, and it snowed for two hours and accumulated about an inch. It's mostly melted now except for white patches here and there, but that was a fun way to experience the sunrise. I don't think my friends and family to the north share my snow-is-nice sentiment; they've been buried under over a foot of it (with ice on top) for a week now. I feel their pain though (sorta): the box containing the arms of the couch is stuck in Portland due to inclement weather. I want my arms! We're also hoping to get up to Seattle on Thursday night so I hope the roads clear up by then!
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I thought I posted this yesterday, but apparently I didn't. So here it is now.

Just a couple more days until Christmas! I'm not ready yet but I think I will be by Christmas eve.

Last night was the Christmas concert for choir. None of my family came, because in about the middle of Salem on up north (through Seattle and onward) there was 6 or 7 inches of snow. But in south Salem and south there was rain. So we got rain all day yesterday and it didn't freeze overnight or anything. That was a fun storm though - I'm just sorry I missed out on most of the fun while being preoccupied with work stuff. Oh well.

Yesterday afternoon Cory and I ventured out in the rain to the river, where I got some river rocks for Mom's Christmas gift. We also ran to the yarn store so I could get some yarn for Cory's dad's Christmas gift, since we're going to try to make it up to Seattle and then Portland for the weekend if the snow stops.

Then today we took the old couch out to the dumpster so that I could unpack the bits of couch that we had sitting in the middle of the living room since I was starting to get annoyed at the clutter. We took the cushions off and took the frame out and set it next to the dumpster, and then an hour later I took some of the cushions out and saw that someone had already helped themselves to some of the frame - the broken arm was gone, and the vertical slats on the other arm weren't there either. That was fast. I joked to Cory that if I ever sat out by the dumpster they'd probably take my kidneys.

The new couch is all set up now, or at least the parts that we have. There are no arms, but we have all the cushions and the back and the seat frame. And the little feet and other hardware, but those will have to wait until the arms get here It's pretty comfy, though I think it'll be better once it's complete. I already have good ideas for some mismatched throw pillow covers.