We had a combination of rain, warm days and reasonable-ish nights, and now just cold. Of course, we ran out of heater fuel just as the weather changed to clear and colder. The nights get 40's to 50 in here when that happens, but it can't be helped.
I ordered a small amount of fuel, which might get us by for 3 or 4 weeks, and the prices are ridiculous, but even so, the delivery won't be made until mid-week next week or better.
The highs will be in the low to mid-50's every day. The lows will be in the 30's all this weekend and next week.
The small generator is giving us problems. Soon it will need to have replacement parts. Dh couldn't start it last night, so we turned on the big generator. The gas is too expensive right now to use that one 24/7, but... When I win a lottery, I need to get some batteries, so that I am not running any generator 24/7. Think positive lottery thoughts!
This morning Krypto jumped out of bed while we were still sleeping. He was barking, and howling. We don't know at what, but we couldn't hear traffic up at the hwy. We think that there was an accident.
Then, while we were listening for what he had barked at, some geese flew by, but then more came through and they sounded super low. As in landing in the yard low. But, he didn't bark at that, so that wasn't it. Still, very cool to have them practically in the yard.
Ddil has been doing some ancestor research, as Ds got her something to do it for her birthday last year. And, by looking up all sides for both of them, they are finding my family, and Dh's.
If anyone is doing research on your family, such as a child, or grandchild, it's a good idea to get involved, and ask them to read you your relatives' names and birth places/birthdays.
Ddil is doing a good job, but there were errors that I was able to correct - just by phone with them. For example, my great grandmother's name. They had it as Annie instead of Anna. It was definitely Anna.
Apparently, hospitals, wedding officiators, and census records can be wrong. I know that my grandmother's name was put on her birth certificate wrong when the Dr. did not put what her mother had said on it. I heard that my whole life. And, her mother's name was written wrong on her marriage certificate.
Apparently, back in the day, other people filled out official papers commonly. People didn't always read then, or they were from Europe and didn't speak English, or had accents, etc.
Also, when a member of your family came to America, however far back, the country of origin might be, for example, France. But, with no town of birth. So, if your great, great came from there, and you know the town/city that they were born in, you can tell them that, and they can add it.
Also middle names. I found more than one relative, including my grandfather's, that was not in basic records that someone had put up. So, I told them what it was.
Anyway, it's interesting, and I was surprised at how much I did know about my family. Both facts and stories. But, I've learned a lot about both of our families. Famous civil war battles that they were in, which was more even than I knew, etc.
Well, I need to start my day. Ds is doing some big shopping for them today, and I'm making lists and such. Then, puppy maximus needs breakfast and a walk, I have broccoli to cut up and cook, and would like to do some cleaning today. I will be back to catch up, though!
How was your week?
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