Thursday, April 30, 2009

Small Successes - 15

1) I finally got everything arranged so I could go get my hair cut. Meaning appointment made at a real salon, and childcare arranged for at the same time! And the big success in this is that I cut off 12 inches of hair and sent it to Locks of Love. If you want to see the before and after shots, go here.

2) After the first big storm on Sunday, I let the kids go out barefoot to splash in the new stream in our backyard. And I went out barefoot too! To see pics and video, go here. And I dealt with all the soggy, muddy clothes on Monday with not a complaint.

3) I figured out how to light the pilot light on the gas water heater. Well, I called Dan first to let him know in case anything blew up. And I checked to make sure we had propane coming into the house first (checked the oven). And I smelled everything carefully to make sure there were no gas leaks before I tried to light it. When you are used to having your husband do those things, it is a big deal! After all, using a butane lighter to light your gas-run water heater could be risky. What was my motivation? I didn't want to take a cold shower. :)

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Anonymous said...

I got my hair cut this week too! It's always so nice to do. Also, I'm quite glad you didn't blow up!

ViolinMama said...

Yes, I too am glad you did not blow up AND had the guts to do it alone! I would not have, and I should...things like that I should learn to do.

Thanks for sharing. What a great week!

Dan and Janet Brungardt said...

Thank you! I would have been lost without the directions on the side of the water heater. Of course there were lots of warning signs, too. Just to make me nervous!