Exhausted from weeks on the road and a 3 hour loss of time between time zones, yesterday morning we slept in really late. It felt great to lay in our own bed and just relax. If it wasn’t for the sound of a snow blower coming from our driveway, we probably would have stayed in bed all day. However, we looked out the window to find our awesome neighbors, Charlie and Carol, digging us out of a whole winters worth of snow. We immediately rushed out to help. A huge job reduced to less than half an hour…thank you so much for your help Charlie and Carol!
These days a half hour behind the snow blower is a workout. Tired out I plunked down on the couch and took the opportunity to play with one of my Christmas toys, Nintendo’s Kung Fu. It took me a couple hours of playing, but I worked my skill level back up to what it was about 20 years ago and managed to beat the game…an achievement to be proud of. That’s right kids, those are called pixels!Later in the afternoon, another one of our neighbors, Nan, stopped by to visit and surprised us with some very tasty blueberry muffins. If you haven’t picked up on it yet, Pultneyville is the best community. We love traveling, but miss our neighborhood.
After a difficult day of snow blowing, Kung Fu fighting, socializing, and eating muffins, we wound down to a couple of movies, The Social Network and The American. I really enjoyed The Social Network, it’s amazing to me how the internet has created opportunities for people to change the face of the world and become a billionaire with a single computer program and minimal assets. Personally, I still haven’t jumped on the Facebook wagon. I like the idea of a social network taking place off-line with face to face relationships. Go ahead, I know the rest of the world is on-board, so tell me how great it is. At least I can count on my Grandmothers to back me up. Then again I’m probably a hypocrite…Shannon points out that the concept is not that much different than blogging??? More than ever, I realize that our relationships with each other is what matters in life.