Wednesday, April 29, 2009

You Say It's Your Birthday (119/365)

 2009 04 29 IMG_4584
"Praise the spells and bless the charms,
I found April in my arms.
April golden, April cloudy,
Gracious, cruel, tender, rowdy;
April soft in flowered languor,
April cold with sudden anger,
Ever changing, ever true --
I love April, I love you."

Odgen Nash (American poet, 1902-1971). "Always Marry An April Girl." 

TIME: 8:56 PM
PLACE: The kitchen
SUBJECT: Chalkboard birthday message

I am an April girl and today is my 42nd birthday.  I am sure you are all waiting with baited breath to hear what I kind of birthday present I received.  Well, apparently, my house thought that I didn't need one and decided to let our hot water heater shoot craps this morning.  So, approximately $1,200+ later, we now have a new direct vent tankless water heater and more importantly, hot water.  It's a 180,000 BTU unit with an 84.0% efficiency rating.  AND next April, we will get a 30% tax credit on our income taxes.  Woo hoo.  So I'm trying to look on the bright side, I really am. 
I would of rather had a bicycle though.   


Christina said...

Happy Birthday! Isn't that how life is?!

~Just me again~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Always nice to get a water heater, something everyone in the house to enjoy. (that was my bright side)

Hopefully, you will get something very nice for your birthday!

bentonflocke said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you´ll have a wonderful day!! And there will a other nice present for you!!

Sara G said...

Happy Birthday!!
What a present!!
My hubby's bday is tomorrow and mine is next week...He is a plumber, I hope I don't get a water heater for my bday too!!
Great photo. Hope you had a wonderful day!!

Mari said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy that hot water! That is a really cute greeting on your chalk board.