There was a little bit of bike riding (my Dad took Minerva around the block after I came home from a massive Christmas eve grocery run).
I got an assist from my Dad (the electrical engineer) on a wiring project I'd been wanting to do since we moved in. The problem with wiring in an old house, is that you open up the boxes and they look like this !!!!!
|Cue the violins from Psycho|
We cleaned it up as best we could and ran a new wire to a new wall switch so that we can turn on the lights at the top of the stairs from the bottom of the stairs, which is a vast improvement.
We opened presents:
|is that one for me?|
|How about this one?|
|Do you need any help unwrapping that?|
One of a couple of bike-related presents I received was a Yakkay helmet- something I've been wanting for some time now, and which are now available in the US, in a US approved model, the smart 2. I rode in it to work today, but I think it needs some adjustment still- the crazy winds were catching the brim and blowing it up out of position. But overall, I'm very excited about the look of it, and it's incredibly light compared to my Bern.
It's gonna be a cold one tomorrow- the temperatures dropped dramatically this afternoon, and it was cold and very very windy on the ride home- I think we're going to get some real winter after all!