last week we had some really nice, spring-like days - all the snow was gone again and we were able to spend some time in the yard, in the basement, and of course - in the hottub! last evening we went to our friend C & B's house for supper - and for jambaloney to fix their son D's ipod (you may remember that jambaloney gave D (he's 17) a coupon for Christmas to buy the parts needed to fix his ipod, as well as fix it for him. well the first kit came in, jambaloney tried to fix it, and then realized that he needed a different kit. jambaloney and C (i love her to death!) went to the computer together to order the new kit. of course she had her credit card with her and from the noises coming from the room - a fight ensued as to who was going to pay for it. i bet my $20 on C and promptly lost. apparently jambaloney had to hit her 3 or 4 times in the solar plexus and then straddle her on the floor all while typing in his credit card information. she was some p*ssed let me tell you - so was i!!! i lost $20!!! i guess it just goes to show that jambaloney will stop at nothing to honour his promises and to be a gentleman! there was no way he was letting her pay! bahahahahahahahah!).
so anyway, i was sitting at the table talking to C &B, and B's brother D, and jambaloney and D (their son) were in the living room together for about an hour. fixing the ipod. or so we thought. when they came out i asked if the ipod was all fixed up. jambaloney said no - they had spent the hour playing "Grand Theft Auto"!!! jambaloney had taken D's ipod home to fix it here, now - bahahah!
then we all had supper. ginormous plates of spagetti with meatballs. and buns. C knows how much i love buns and she made super-special pretzel shaped buns for me. B put 14 heaping piles of spaghetti on my plate and people here expect you to finish your food! i, of course, knocked 13 and a half heaping piles off of my plate. and had 2 meatballs. i knew that the buns were going to do me in!
i brought C a bottle of kahlua and a litre of milk - she loves kahlua! we also made some delicious banana bread that we brought for dessert.
by that time it was 5 o'clock and we all sat around talking until we all had to leave for the Volunteer Fire Department meeting at 7pm. we all attended, i got my new fireboots (jambaloney's will be in next week), and jambaloney got his new fire-fighting gloves (the women's are on back order). we also all voted on whether or not we should buy a fire truck from a neighbouring community. it is old but has been kept in great condition. it is a 4 x 4 with a bucket and capacity to carry 500 gallons of water.
how much is it going to cost? 10 bucks. the neighbouring community has had the truck listed on various for sale sites for $2,000 for a long time. they know that we need a truck and so they decided to give it to us. this is excellent news as this now gives us time to fundraise and save for a really good truck. awesome, eh?
in other news, the snow is back. it was snowing all morning, we got about 4cms of snow and now we are having freezing rain. that's okay as next week is supposed to be beautiful temps again and the snow will be gone in a day or two. maybe we'll have a few more snows before the end of march but april is right around the corner and then it's seed-starting time - woohoo!
today we made some home-made meat pie and beans. no pics of the beans yet as they are still cooking in the slow-cooker, but i'll try to remember to take a pic of them before we scarf them all down. they should be ready in another few hours - and they make a great early evening snack! back to the meatpie - here's a pic of filling the pie:
here it is with the top put on:
and here it is right out of the oven - yummeh! we are going to go and eat it right now!
hope everyone is having a great supper tonight. on a cold, snowy, freezing rain day - i can't think of a better supper than this!