• (1 of 8) We finally changed the family room...
  • (2 of 8) This is what it looks like with people in it...
  • (3 of 8) We also finally took down the big tree that was too close to the house...
  • (4 of 8) This is what the house looks like without the tree. But do you even remember it with the tree? (You can see what it looked like 7 years ago in December 2010...)
  • (5 of 8) A whole different kind of love rocks...
  • (6 of 8) I had a great time making the "carb turkeys" for Thanksgiving...
  • (7 of 8) A flock of carb turkeys... (they probably drank the beer...)
  • (8 of 8) That scary Carriker bunch - post Thanksgiving at The Outback...

December 1st: Hardly any pictures and late to boot...

Where does the expression, "to boot" come from anyway?

It comes from the Old English bot, meaning compensation; related to the Old Norse bot, meaning remedy; and the Old High German buoza, meaning improvement... but what were the Germans high on?

boot

verb (usually impersonal)

1. (archaic) to be of advantage or use to (a person): what boots it to complain?

noun

2. (obsolete) an advantage

3. (dialect) something given in addition, esp to equalize an exchange: a ten pound boot to settle the bargain

4. to boot, as well; in addition: it's cold and musty, and damp to boot

But see how I totally distracted you from the fact that there aren't many pictures and the web site is late?

And, of course, from here I could wander off into insulting words we should bring back like, "zounderkite" (idiot), "fapdoodle" (someone of little significance), "raggabrash" (someone who is absolutely, completely disorganized), or "muckspout" (someone who curses too much). Or I could go with the list of words you shouldn't use when talking: actually, um, well, so, literally, look, awesome, honestly, seriously, totally, basically, essentially, very, like, for what its worth... Which is just another way to distract from how little I really have to say this month...

If you have nothing better to do at this point, you can always check out www.theuselessweb.com There you might find www.staggeringbeauty.com or www.fallingfalling.com or http://endless.horse Or, if you are really lucky you'll make your way to http://heeeeeeeey.com/

(Though http://www.leduchamp.com/ is Lucie's kind of website... or maybe http://iamawesome.com/)

Maybe next month there will be more to look at here...