Well, we survived the semester, the end of the semester, and the winter weather weekend.
The last week was busy -- a weekend class, a paper finished on Sunday, an exam on Monday, work at the library with many book returns, and a paper due Friday night. I was well on my way with my final paper on Friday, when, mid-afternoon, my computer stopped working correctly and then stopped working at all. After panicky calls to local computer repair places (half of which had had their phones disconnected), Molly and I headed down to Columbus to the Apple Store. The Apple Store is at the Easton Mall, which (for us, at least) is very upscale and yuppie, but it was very pretty with all the Christmas lights and horse drawn carriages. Once we found a parking spot and waded through all the crowds, we got to the Apple Store and had time to look around and develop envy for fancy, expensive things. I was playing with the iPod Touch -- so cool!!!! So wonderful and delightful! Aggg, and so expensive. We had fun! The Mac Genius was able to fix my laptop by reinstalling some stuff, so it is good to go now. I had to reload my Greek and Hebrew fonts (which I needed for my paper), and I still haven't gotten the mail program set to do POP mail for campus again, but the laptop is working great now -- thank goodness. (I've always been able to set up my POP email account with no trouble at all, so I don't know what is wrong this time.) My professor was very understanding, and I finished the paper Saturday.
Saturday Molly needed to head up to Cleveland for her church job for the Christmas pageant rehearsal and a sleepover before the pageant on Sunday morning. She needed to make the costumes and buy the materials to make them. It had started snowing midmorning and had added up quite quickly. She set out with plenty of time but arrived late. Al the way up there, she saw cars off the road, and it took her many hours to get there. I've heard the rehearsal was chaotic, and Molly was up until all hours making costumes and then was serenaded by a symphony a snores at the sleepover. The actual performance went very well. Here in Delaware, it snowed all day Saturday, with ice pellets later in the evening. The snow started in again about 8 a.m. Sunday morning. It took Molly all afternoon to get back home. The roads in Cleveland were really bad, there were whiteout conditions at some places along the interstate, and ice! She stopped for a while to let the whiteouts pass and stopped a second time to replace her windshield wipers that had broken with the ice.
Today we are both just hanging out at home, though we need groceries and to do laundry. The county was at a level 1 snow emergency earlier, and it's been cold, so we were happy to stay in. I did some Christmas shopping online, and we napped.
I took some pictures on Saturday and Sunday and posted them on flickr. They are all taken from the bedroom window overlooking the Olentangy River. The first set was taken early in the morning looking at the high river level. The next set were taken in the middle of the afternoon and reflect the snowfall and a higher river level. The last ones were taken Sunday morning and show the river level, the melted snow, and the beginnings of the new snow.
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