But I did say we started Week 2, so what's the plan?? Before throwing in the chamois I'm taking the car to CarMax to get their we'll-buy-it-from-you-and-you-don't-have-to-buy-one-from-us amount. I'm pretty confident it will be lower than we need but maybe another creative solution will present itself that can save us some money now and help get us to debt-free by next year. I even drove Bill to work this morning in keeping with our pretend-one-car-lifestyle :-).
If nothing else comes of it, we probably saved a gallon of gas - woo hoo!!
When is "snow" on the ground a sign of early Spring?
Our neighbor's fruit tree has been an over-achiever when it comes to "getting its flowers on" for the last two years we have lived here. The huge sycamores that line our back wall are bare as are the other trees in the neighborhood. However the little some-kind-of-faux-fruit tree next door is full of white flowers with small leaf buds ready to pop. While still early, the flowers usually show up the middle of February. Not this year. I noticed them a few weeks ago when we were in the high 70's and low 80's - you know, like less than a month into Winter! So when the cold winds came last week our backyard was covered in hundreds of small white flowers - spring snow! You just never know what you're going to get in Southern California.
Not sure what triggered the sudden increase in blog hits this last few days but it's very exciting! In case anyone comes back for more I'll attempt to keep the posts stimulating and educational - like this one :-)!