Overnight (christmas night) we had a few inches of snow, then overnight last night we had lots more snow – this morning we spent digging out both cars. The pond is snow covered too, but at least it is not frozen yet:
Margaret has done a great job decorating the tree this year, with all the presents under the tree, ready for us to distribute and open!
Ians presents included Mini socks, a GBMINI jigsaw puzzle, “I Robot” DVD, the traditional Garfield desk calendar, and some books. Margaret got new slippers, English crumpets(!), christmas music CD, and books.
From Sheila & Paul we each got a remote control car (mine a MINI of course), so we can go racing in the spring.
After the awful state GBMINI was in earlier this week, covered in salt, dirt and other yuk, I had my chance to wash it today – temperature (just) above freezing and no (more) rain for a day or so; as well as a wash for christmas, I recently installed Trico Innovision wiper blades that resists snow and ice clogging – last year I regularly had to twist the stock wiper blades to clear ice build-up in the framing; I hope this year that won’t be a problem.
So far, they performed perfectly in Mondays snow and Tuesdays cold, and did well in the recent rain; although they don’t seem to hold down to the glass quite as well as the stock blades, when travelling at speed. More testing needed!
Eric & Dees gift is a “GBMINI” window decal, which I have not yet decided where to stick – it seems they very generously gave similar gifts to many CooperSpeed members – thanks guys!
MaxaMINI cut out a GBMINI pic from one of my “business” cards, and stuck it to a picture from a theater playbill; very cute – thanks Max!
And with that, I wish Happy Christmas to all MINIs and their owners 🙂