This would be that "career" thing I've heard so much about...

Monday, December 05, 2005

Fireplace Magic And The Christmas Tree Slug

This weekend some friends very kindly brought us lunch, as this is the beginning of Week Three With No Counters And No Kitchen Sink. We got to chat and catch up which was awesome. Eventually we got around to the fireplace which - after the $40 home warranty guy came to look at it and said "nope, I can't fix this" - AW took a look and presto, fixed our fireplace like he's been doing this for the past 20 years. No hesitation. And now we have a working fireplace.

We were feeling so good about this that we decided to go ahead and decorate for Christmas (after doing some drywall work in the kitchen), so on Sunday we went and bought our tree. We got it home and decorated while making our Christmas Music Mix. Just about the time I hung the last ornament on the tree, I noticed The Christmas Tree Slug inching across our floor. I can only assume the little guy came with the tree because I've actually never seen a slug indoors before. I spent my childhood on the high desert and we'd occasionally have millipedes or scorpions climbing up the shower drains, but never slugs.

There was a moment of panic, and then JB took the little guy outside. There was no way I was going to touch it. I can barely stand snails - and they have body armor.

It was a nice weekend to have after a hellish - and I mean HELLISH - week. Happy Holidays!