Tuesday, January 25, 2011

TUESDAY TAKE-OUT #4: January, Pt 4

It's still January, but February is coming, and that means Valentine's Day. And that means I have Valentine clip art for you today.

Click on the pictures to bring them up full size, and then save them to your computer, to be used as you will!

A picture of my day today:

Our water heater sprung a leak. It had been in this house for God only knows how many years, certainly since before we bought the house, ten years ago. Fortunately, my Dear Husband prepares for such exigencies (isn't that a great word?), and we had a "new" water heater waiting to take its place.

So the DH took out the old electric water heater, and put in the gas line needed to hook up a gas version, which meant turning off the furnace, water, and range for the day. By early afternoon he was ready to get the old heater out of the basement, and together we wrestled the monster up those fourteen basement stairs. We both survived, but my clothes probably did not, as they are now covered with blackish dirt and rust.

While the DH did his bit, I cleaned out the under-sink and under-range cabinets, vacuumed the entire upstairs, went through two closets and a dresser culling clothes, and then got everything that had been removed from the cabinets back. Oh, and did my quarterlies, and some other housework, and fixed dinner.

After that, it was eyes and ears glued to the TV for the State of the Union address. The DH has been asleep since about eight o'clock. For some unaccountable reason, I am not tired. Go figure.

Oh, and amn't I the lucky one, to have a husband who can replace an electric water heater with a gas model for which he has to run the gas line, and not blow up the house?!


Erika said...

Thank you! My daughter will get a kick out of coloring these and I think it will be fun to make cards.

majeral said...

Yes you are very lucky, not many men around who can do much repair of anything. Happy Jan 26th to you and yours..

Coleen said...

Hi Anitra, Thanks for posting these pretty Valentine's clip art. I copied a few. Not that I"ll get to do anything with them this year while on furlough (until May). Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm following here, would love if you followed on mine. In regard to your journaling questing....I don't journal as much as many people do, but I do some. Lots of folks journal feelings and issues of life. I think that is great too.
Cheers, Coleen

Linda Pruitt said...

So glad to hear that you have a "Handy husband." My first husband, now deceased, was handy like that, but hubby now is NOT!!!! Oh well. Life goes on! Thanks for sharing your day with us!

dani said...

Thanks for the lovely clip art! This is my first visit to your blog from the pdx etsy team link. I LOVE YOUR COFFEE POT PEOPLE!!! How awesome are they!? And congrats on having a fantastic husband; i hear they are few and far between.


storybeader said...

sounds like you're both safe and sound, and the house has heat! We were also glued to the tv watching the SOTU on Tuesday... Good luck to daughter and step-son - hopefully things will turn around for us all. {:-D

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