Diane: Glad it was the site that was "off" and not me. Our electrical wiring in the house isn't old, but there's an oddity in that if I put the small space heater on in the bedroom and OH has his little one under his desk on, it blows a fuse. Glad yours came on again with no hassle. Our ancient house in Watford was always blowing fuses and we had to go down the cellar with a candle and replace the wire under the little screws to get things working again. Ah the good/bad old days. OG: I like days where things get done and others fall into place. Lindybird: Also not surprised that G is doing poorly.....I've always had a toaster oven; as Diane notes, they're much more economical than traditional ovens and the newer ones come with the convection option. Ours is older.. Yes, snow all over last week. We got a dusting on the peaks of the smaller range behind Santa Barbara. Here in Fresno, near where my friends live, the Sierras have lots! Arizona family got more than 2' of snow and spent most of Thursday outside. They cleared a path to the horse shelters via the goat pen (chicken temporarily located to the garage), then granddaughter and Ms. built an igloo around the lower level of the play set (swings and slide) in the backyard while daughter supervised and took photos. They were very excited by so much snow, which isn't typical of their immediate location. Granddaughter managed to get her work truck (a serious four-wheel drive) out of the driveway and to the office, which impressed her boss mightily. Friends here are going through normal reactions after a death, but we had some good laughs yesterday too. Another old friend is driving up from Los Angeles today. They are having a memorial get-together at the family home (lovely old house surrounded by acres and acres of fruit trees and vines but in desperate need of TLC) at the end of March, so I'll be going to Arizona for Ms. D's 8th (gasp!) birthday and then back up here shortly thereafter. Off to hose down and see what kind of breakfast this hotel has on offer, then back to friends. Thanks all for news and chat. Take care .
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