2) Ray built a new kitchen cabinet-type thing and a rack to hang frying pans from today - pictures to follow once complete
3) snow has stopped. Today was our first snow of the year - not much but the snow plow actually came by too
4) Cooper, who escaped the house for about 1 1/2 hour this morning, returned home unscathed
5) Shirley is ok - thank GOD for that! I'm glad our fears weren't realized!