A cold, party popping New Year's Eve

A cold, party popping New Year's Eve

It’s New Year’s Eve, we have dinner cooking, dessert ready to go and no heat! Wait, what?

We had a little snafu earlier with our new furnace and it went from barely working to not working at all. So, as we await for a part to be delivered and for the guy that’s going to put it together to arrive, we will be gathered round the space heater with blankets just like the olden days.

We’re supposed to get 6 inches of snow tonight so if all else fails, we’ll make an igloo. Those are supposed to be pretty warm, right?

While spending the evening with no heat is quite the adventure, our real new thing for the day involves explosives! I know, this story is getting crazier. Maybe the cold is getting to my head. Must eat more warm French bread….Okay, I’m back.

About those explosives. We’ve had those little plastic things where you pull the string and streamers pop out in our cabinet for years. I think Fran bought them for the 4th of July 2011 and I had a “you’ll shoot your eye out” moment and put them high up out of reach. Well, guess what I found the other day?

My kids will be sleeping well before midnight, but they still want to celebrate. I told Lilia that the poppers were kind of loud and Franky overheard. Now they’re afraid that the poppers will be scary so they’ll probably hide in the corner while Fran and I do the popping. Which is funny, because these are the same kids whose conversational levels sound like they’re at a rock concert 24/7. However, one loud noise from something else and they’re heading for the hills.

On that note, I have to now watch out of our dark, snowy window for the furnace guy. He could probably use a party popper himself by the time he leaves here. I’ll make sure I leave him one.

As for the rest of you, I wish you all the safest, healthiest, happiest New Year yet!

See you in 2014!

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