Sunday, January 30, 2005

1 week to go!

One week to go for our new baby.

We'll have this little baby in no time at all. So we're getting ready. We have the car now and and the baby clothes and the baby bed and the baby car seat and everything baby. We even have a washing machine hooked up perfectly to the sink in the garage, performed by myself and our upstairs neighbor.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

the wintertime

Minna is about to have a baby. She is only 2 weeks from her due date. We are both so very excited about our new little duplicate. We have a name all picked our for her, but we aren't sharing until she is born. In the meantime Minna is really hanging in there. She is in the very uncomfortable stage and has difficulty sleeping through the night. I, on the other hand, am like a rock in the night, sleeping next to a restless flower who blooms in the full moon light. Minna's body is slowing down but really coping well with the reproduction of the second female Dyer grandchild. Minna's foot:

This is the wintertime. It is so lovely. There has been some fun things happen to us. For example we must be very grateful to our friends who agreed to sell us their old car for a very low price. It is a 1989 Isuzu Trooper. It runs great and it is so fun to have a car in NY. Although find someone to insure our new vehicle has been a challenge. Insurance companies want gobbs of money for insuring your car here in NY, and our less than spotless record doesn't help either. (break-ins and theft of our last cars goes against us)

We love our new car!

This weekend was the best snow I've been able to witness in a very long time. The Rego Park area of Queens, NY received about a foot of snow. I was surprised how well the city has coped with the snow, and how quickly people shoveled their walkways and driveways. I half expected the news to report shortages at the grocery stores the night before the storm hit as well as the inability of the city to deal with this amount of snowfall.