Here are a few pictures of the bug from an impromptu photo session on the front porch last Saturday. I thought one of these might make the cut as the Christmas Card 2008 photo, but Christian occasionally steps in as artistic director and offers an opinion. Consequently, you will not be seeing any of these pictures on our Christmas card but they were just too cute not to share:
I am working on getting a decent shot of our tree to post, but am having trouble with the lighting at night (basically the only time I am around to take the picture). I know I bellyached about the tree a few days ago, but it really is quite cute and the pictures I have taken do not do it any justice. I will try to take one this weekend during the daytime.
Great news about the heater - our ac/heat man checked it out earlier today and it was apparently some sort of clogged line. He fixed it within minutes and the bill was minimal, particularly considering I was bracing for another astronomical, unexpected expense. Thank you, thank you.