The weather was crappy this morning, snowing/sleeting with the temperature around freezing, which just highlighted how pathetic the Tercel is as a Rochester winter car, especially compared to the Goat. The heater/defroster just doesn't have the juice to keep all my windows clear.
We're going to spend $5100 on medical expenses in 2007, as that's the most I can redirect to my pretax fund. $400 a month, not including what gets deducted from my salary. Jeepers! Lest you think that's high, meds and therapy will probably run $200 a month, and meeting my deductable will cost $1400. But at least we don't have socialized medicine, where you have to sit in a drafty unheated waiting room until a politically appointed flunky gives you aspirin or an enema.
In other health news, my blood pressure is a groovy 96/50. I don't think you can get much lower and be alive.
Can you believe they don't teach about Wikipedia in the schools? I sent ten year old there for a episode list of Avatar the Last Airbender, and she was enthralled. Now she's spending her time at Club Penguin playing flash games of some sort.
Saturday was busy, with the usual swimming in the morning, delivering a few cases of Girl Scout cookies in the afternoon, and seeing some friends for dinner in the evening. We ended up drinking two bottles of their 2006 Beaujolais, it was quite tasty (I had about two and a half glasses over three hours). They even had a few clips of Grisman playing at the girl's school.
Sunday while JP Winman was throwing up some good numbers for a win over the Houston notOilers, we were at the George Eastman browsing the pictures, as $corp sponsored a week of free admission. I saw my first Steichen, a zoologist with a porcupine. I have to be careful not to get caught up in the technique and miss the artistry. The Pete Turner exhibit was very colorful and nice, and the Louise Brooks exhibit was marred by some animals being exhibited, but I do want to rent Pandora's Box, or her other early movies.
I added a review for the ATS Infantry Basic Game at boardgamegeek. I spent a fair amount of time there looking up fun games to play with a 10 and 5 year old, I have a few contenders.
We'll be going to Buffalo for Thanksgiving, and probably spending the night. I'll be bringing sweet potato pie, probably beer, and maybe cookies. What will you bring to Thanksgiving?
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