Good things and bad things happened this week.
DO makes the best cookies in the world - her iced cut-outs. MMMMM! Unfortunately, I only had a week this past Christmas. I "had" to share them in the airport; and when I got home with my goodie-box from DO, there weren't any cut-outs in the box. But DO is tooooo good to me. Here in the middle of January, she whipped up a half batch of these yummy treats.
Ah, that was the good news, now for the bad - my basement flooded!! At first I thought my washer had just backed up the basement drain a little bit; but after three days, I realized the situation was much worse. After 2 plumbers, and three city crews they decided the problem was actually three blocks away. I'm so used to all the construction vehicles around here (from the school being built next door) that I didn't even notice the crew out front. I just happened to be checking on the level of the water in the basement when I saw the last of it swirling down the drain. WooHoo! I spent the next three days down there, scrubbing and scrubbing. That goodness it's been below freezing for so long. If it had been summer, it would have been a very smelly problem.
It was cold in the basement and the towels fresh out of the conveniently located dryer was sooooo warm. Oh! I need to say a special "Thank You" here to Jim. Thanks for helping with another crisis. I like our "projects" much better than these sort of thing. And another Thanks for letting me take another picture of you looking, how shall I say it, looking goofy.