Well, that may be overstating things a bit, but I cannot seem to contain my joy regarding the following:
1. The weather forecast for Central Arkansas shows highs in the mid-70's for the next handful of days. And rain. Oh, the rain. Perhaps we can now put the Summer of Hot fully behind us; and
2. Our minor/major kitchen renovation is complete. Minor, because it was only the installation of a new countertop, new sink/faucet/disposal, and a new diswasher. Major, because my wife and I have been without a fully-functioning kitchen since August 8th*. Literally, our stove resided on a piece of cardboard in our dining room during this time, waiting to be reinstalled. It basically crapped up the entire house, which we are not used to, even with a 21-month old running things. But now it is completed and it looks terrific.
Oh, and I almost forgot -- new TeeVee shows begin this week. No more reading pesky books for..."entertainment" ;)
* Due first to unreliable countertop contractors who either would not get back to us regarding an appointment or would delay in getting us the estimates themselves. We ultimately went with a DIYish granite-tile installation by our general contractor. But then the tile took 10 days to ship from Home Depot. Ugh. It was a frustrating mess.