So roughly a week and a half since our epic 3 foot snow adventure began...it's all melted! The wonderful thing about living near the coast is when it warms up it rains and combined with warmer temperatures melted all that snow! I'm happy, the dog is happy, the birds are singing their brains out, life is good.
I have been a busy bee this week. I/we:
-completed bookkeeping year end and took it to the accountant to prepare corporate taxes
-finished figuring out our personal taxes. Just waiting on slips to file. Due to stock transactions I have to use a paid version of Turbotax but still loads cheaper than paying someone else to do it.
-got pictures for my passport taken (originally planned to do this last week but due to the snow it got set back) and will submit my application today to our local Service Canada Outlet
-did some further research on our Greece trip. I am not rebooking any of the hotels so things are pretty firmed up at this point.
-sold 3 more items on the local 24 hour bidding site - two bags of books for Mom and two DVDs from our collection(we haven't collected any in 5 years...I am slowly selling them off as there is not much demand for them). The money for the DVDs will go into the weekends away fund.
-cooked every meal from scratch including stuffed peppers on Wednesday (way too much trouble for how it tasted) and fish with vegetable fried rice (used a small amount of cooked rice for pepper dish day prior so had extra cooked rice on hand)and salad. Hubby loved the fried rice, and it was so easy that I will definitely make it again.
-discovered our small chest freezer, bought used 4.5 years ago when we moved here, was suddenly not freezing things properly. We lost no food. We did some research and realized it costs more to fix it than get a different one. Hubby found another larger used upright freezer for $200 which we called about, went and picked up and loaded all within a few hours. We had been talking for a few months about getting a large one. We donated the non-working one to the man who was selling the upright as he reconditions/fixes units and resells them. It would have cost us money to throw it out and this way it was recycled for free. I love our new freezer as it has shelves like a fridge and I can be so much more organized. No more eating down what's in the freezer just so I can fit a turkey in it. Unexpected expense but I have a fund for that and it is a definite upgrade.
-managed to get through another Valentines day without buying an $8 card (no cards this year at all) but did buy hubby and Mom both small gifts. We need a date night and that will likely happen this weekend or next week which is a much smaller work-load week. Usually we buy no gifts but hubby wanted to buy me a new bird feeder - which is very nice, so decided it was ok this year. We discuss this in advance so both of us can plan.
-managed to get through the man from the flooring company coming over and doing a moisture test on our area that had water damage. I dislike him intensely (he is a total jerk) and won't be back to our house at all so very happy about that. The installer is the only person who will come back and after seeing him do our floors two previous weeks we actually like/get along with the guy quite well. He is very competent - thank goodness.
-took a long slushy walk with the dog who has been somewhat housebound by his little legs and all the snow we got. He is so happy he as full reign over his yard again. This weekend we have promised him a couple more long walks.
I hurt my back shoveling snow but nothing long term, just strained it so it is so nice not to have to worry about that. It is pretty unlikely we will see any snow again this year (fingers and toes crossed) until December which is when we usually get one or two snowfalls. This weekend? A little house cleaning and reading. Nothing too much planned. What's shaking in your world?