The upstairs heating unit in our house is broken. We are not exactly sure what is wrong with it, but are guessing that we are not lucky enough for it to be just a fuse. Richmond offered to climb into the attic and take a look at the furnace yesterday, but heating systems scare me a little too much to allow that to happen. The temperature has been tolerable upstairs, though it was a bit chilly over the weekend. We will be fine tomorrow but I understand there is a front coming through mid-week. Let's hope it is repaired by then, and please cross your fingers that it is not another $1,000.00 repair, because my dream rocker/glider for bbv is slowly slipping beyond reach.
We took La Luz to Build A Bear at Lakeside this weekend. We have passed by it a few times and she has stood there, slack jawed, taking it all in. The place is insane and the workers must be medicated because after just thirty minutes in there Christian and I both had migraines. La Luz loved every frenetic minute of it and even responded to all of the insane 'stuffers' commands - and she is not a child that likes to respond precisely when prompted. The end result of our trip is a huge pink and black leopard who goes by 'Pinkish Blackish'.
Here she is giving Pinkish Blackish her first bath:
Last but not least, Cao defeated Dollar Bill on Saturday. Hooray. I am finally a little bit less embarrassed. I can't say that I am thrilled to have Cao representing my voice, and I seriously doubt we have much in common, but I am happy nonetheless. As my friend Jennifer said earlier today, "I would've voted for a box of farts over Dollar Bill."