So, this is totally decadent, but I talked John into spending some Christmas money on a Tivo unit. Well, I’m going in half on it, but I get to pay him off in a few chunks. :-) I also owe him for the new set of tires he got for the van this morning (=yesterday morning) — we were all set to go get the Tivo last night but discovered poor Iris* with a flat! I really needed to get her some new tires anyway, so… that sorta forced the issue.
*Yeah, my van has a name and its name is Iris, please don’t tease me! It’s because the color of the van is supposedly "Iris Pearl Slate", and when I heard that I decided that’d be as good a name as any for the van itself.