Catch-up to year’s end

Though 2015 qualified easily as the second (maybe first) worst year of my entire life, it did have its occasional joys.

One of those not previously detailed was having a Mother-Son Day with Snaotheus when he came up to install the dishwasher he and KrisDi gave me for birthday/Christmas. It was rather an ordeal, and there is now a leaking line under the sink that I need to pinpoint and fix (yes, I have no doubt that will qualify as the First Disaster of 2016 and be eminently documentable), but I also have a functional dishwasher after three-plus years, and I can hide dirty dishes in it and have some counter space to work on. Yay!

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A couple days later I went down to Snaotheus’s to hang out for a while (I didn’t want to try leaving Spike in the garage overnight because it was cold and she doesn’t have a double coat except on her back. Her hairless nekkid tummy woulda froze). I had the unusual honor of watching “Frozen” all the way through with Chilkat snuggled up next to me on the couch (this is *rare*), and somehow the movie made sense when I wasn’t seeing half a scene here and there out of order. I still say someone should get rid of Disney. Gads, they own everything. Sadly, young Chilkoot was having a bad day, even after his nap. Poor sweetie.

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It’s been cold close to the “bitter” stage since then, and my heater’s been running full blast most of the time. I suppose that means something’s not healthy inside it. But today hoarfrost coats just about everything, so I took a few not-very-good shots of some things that were in shadow. In the sun, they were too bright and I couldn’t get much of anything even with the big camera.

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I’m hoping that tomorrow morning this will have turned into the huge, lacy kind of hoarfrost, which is really neat to photograph if you can get a good angle and lighting.

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