New Year

2007 is off to a great start!

I am usually pretty lousy at keeping my financial records up to date, but with the impending trip to Mali, I figured I better get everything in order before I leave so it is ready to go to the accountant when I get back. So, this afternoon I finished entering all the necessary data. Feels good to have that done. All I need to do now is set up an appointment for February.

I’ve started piling for the Mali trip. One of our empty bedrooms really is empty since we used that single bed to make a king-sized bed in the other bedroom. In place of the bed, there are now various piles of necessary ‘stuff’ – like a hat, travel towel, lightweight long pants, flashlight, hand sanitizer, etc. The local group – six of us – is meeting tomorrow to go over lists, ideas, suggestions, etc. to make the packing process go smoothly and to insure there are no “Oh, I forgot!” moments. I’ve warned my love to expect orderly chaos in that room …

Speaking of my love, he surprised me big time with a wonderful Christmas gift: a hot tub! We’ll choose the final product and placement details after the Mali trip, but we’ll be putting it off the current deck, down three feet and sunk into its own decking. I’ve got my towel ready!

3 Replies to “New Year”

  1. “orderly chaos”…. Love it! And understand the concept perfectly. What else are floors and spare bedrooms supposed to be used for?? BTW, you’re going to love that hot tub!

  2. Your blog is great! I wish I was even half as good!
    Have a great time on your trip. I’ll look forward to hearing or reading all about it. Do you know if I can get auto emails from your blog site that let me know you have a new post up?
    Take care,

  3. Cindy, thanks for ‘stopping by’! I think the pictures on your blog make up for anything lacking.

    Here’s a link
    that gives a huge list of feed services that look for new posts on any blogsite that you want to keep track of. I use bloglines and also have that same capability through the Google toolbar that I have. I may have some of the terminology wrong, but basically you want a program that will do the looking for you. I don’t know of any blogs that ‘put the word out’ on their own – it is mostly others checking for new info. Let me know if I’ve confused you! 🙂

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