Cliff has finally managed to come down with the cold I tried to give him for three weeks. I certainly hope he gets rid of it sooner than I did.
My journals: I have no plans to leave AOL. After all, it's free. But I don't expect it to be around forever; I hope I'm wrong. Back about eight years ago, free Internet providers popped up all over the place, and I took advantage of several; first one, then another, would either shut down or start charging. NetZero was one of these. Freewwweb (I think that's how it was spelled) was another. So I'm apprehensive about any Internet service that goes "free".
As for my health journal, it costs me nothing to leave it there, so I'm going to do that for Magran, if nobody else. If it helped someone lose weight, then hey, why destroy it. Right?
We have a cold snap coming in tonight and tomorrow, and weather-guessers think we'll get some freezing rain and sleet... but not much. These are the same guys who can't predict what's going to happen this afternoon, and they think they know how much sleet we'll get in three days?
Next week looks downright cold, with lows in the single-digits. There won't be any horseback riding for awhile.
I really do not care for December and January. We have so many extra bills during that time. I had plotted and schemed and figured out exactly how we'd pay our $450 propane bill and $500 personal property taxes, and I had it whipped; in fact, the taxes got paid before January 1, as they are supposed to. I had budgeted for the propane bill and cut back on groceries somewhat, when we got the old double-whammy in the mail: Our house insurance bill came in. Looks like the long-suffering propane people will have to wait (they've always been great about waiting). This spring I'm going back on the level-pay plan, where we'll have the same bill every month all year around.
It's always darkest before the dawn. In February, we get our income tax refund and catch up on everything! I know it's supposed to be wise not to get a refund... after all, you are letting the government use your money for nothing. But I like windfalls, and that's what the yearly refund feels like to me.
We don't live hand-to-mouth in winter because we're poor; Cliff has a great job, and makes a goodliving. Between us, we simply have too many toys .
But we sure have fun.