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November 28th, 2008:

Thanksgiving: leftovers, unheated, Black Friday

Thanksgiving dinner was of course delicious. Turkey (done the dry salted way, not the brine) which was very good, squash soup, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, salad, green beans, home made cherry pie, home made apple pie, and a bunch of other stuff.

I got calls from all my brothers, and we Skyped with Stephanie’s dad and family, which was a lot of fun– it’s amazing how cool Skype is.

Over all it was a very nice family day, although a little sad as my mom wasn’t there to share it with us. First thanksgiving without her.

We woke up this morning full and happy and cold. It turns out that our boiler decided to take the night off. Very cold. Fortunately, we have a contract, and the Oil guy came and replaced the transformer (the boiler and fan are the one part of our hvac system we haven’t replaced yet. Well, the oil tank too. Hopefully our contract will allow them to slowly replace the entire boiler as it fails one piece at a time. (although I expect that at some point we’ll have to pony up for a new boiler and fan)

Today– I’m working and everybody here will go out shopping for various things. Black Friday!