A couple of random thoughts for the week.
- In this era of digital pictures, why are school pictures still so bad? Sarah came home with her 1st grade pictures yesterday. Couldn't they have snapped one extra picture! A picture without her left eye shut or her head slanted strangely to the side. The pictures won't make the mantle or Scott's frame at the office, but at least they aren't at that poor girl from the 1980's.
- How long does it take you to watch a 30 minute TV show? If you have a DVR/Tivo, it takes about 20 minutes. If you're me, just after the kids' bedtime, it takes about 2 hours. I started watching a show at 8:15 just after I put the kids to bed. Getting them nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugar-plums dance through their heads - is much easier said than done. About 20 interruptions later - I need water, the baby's crying, I fell out of bed, I can't sleep, I had a bad dream (how the hell does that happen if you haven't fallen asleep yet), the baby's crying again, the cat's hungry, the phones ringing - I finished up my show at 10:15. Whoever says watching TV is lazy, just needs to watch TV at my house. I climbed more stairs that night, than I do on the StairMaster at the gym.
- Will our HVAC system last the winter? I'm taking bets. The Vegas odds are a resounding No. All of the houses on our street were built at about the same time. And in the last year, just about every house has had to purchase a brand new HVAC system or two. Our two units are like the last ones standing. The HVAC guy was out yesterday to tune up the furnace for the winter (which was funny being that it was 90 degrees and the AC was on). He showed me several parts that didn't look very healthy and just shook his head sadly. He simply said "call me if she stops working." Not exactly a glowing review. We will see - but I may be asking Santa for an HVAC for Christmas.