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Old 10-31-2013, 05:44 AM   #12801
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DW and I are putting up board and batten siding on the guesthouse, have 3 sides completed. We have one gabled end left to do and rain today so may have to find another project.
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We finished the siding on the guesthouse, only have the trim and soffits left to do on th gabled end. Here's a picture of the house and the jack posts and walk boards that we borrowed from a local builder.

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We have one of those Timex self-setting clocks. Big red numbers so we can see the time in the morning with sleepy eyes and without glasses. This morning I woke up, it said 5:00 AM. bit early, so I tried, but couldn't go back to sleep. Got up, went to make coffee, and was totally baffled by the clock in the kitchen. Took a while to realize why the little hand wasn't on the 5 .. because it ws after 6. Our self-setting clock jumped the gun this weekend and reset two days early.
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DW and I made a gigunda pot of chili to take to DW's grandniece's 8th birthday party tomorrow. Lots of people, tiny house, will be fun.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:51 AM   #12809
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Reset the clocks. Except the one that is automatic time- setting. That reset the day before yesterday.
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It's delicious as an appetizer. Spread about 4 ounces of pepper jelly over a brick of cream cheese and serve with triscuits or wheat thins....yum!

Or you can do like a strange friend of ours does and make a peanut butter and pepper jelly sandwich. Sounds awful, tastes wonderful!
A belated thank you, but I'm the type who remembers whose advice I followed. I did make chili jelly last Xmas, served it over wheat thins spread with cream cheese. The platter was premade, ready as a fingerfood appetizer. It was a great hit.

I did the jelly with the following twist. First, I boiled the dried red chili flakes and seeds to get all the "hotness" into the juice. Then, I picked out all the seeds, and only left the red flakes. It's for the appearance, but I just did not care to see the seeds in the final product.

Then, when I mixed in pectin, sugar, and vinegar to make the jelly, I also put in julienned bell peppers. The peppers were roasted, and skinned of course.

I made two batches. One with red bell peppers for hot, one with yellow bell peppers for mild. I alerted my guests about the significance of the pepper colors, so as not to ambush people with a delicate tongue.
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I had an old Roomba Pro from sometime in the early 2000s that had been sitting in a corner for many years since the battery would not keep a charge and the tread broke. I got ambitious last week and ordered a tread repair kit ($9) and a new battery ($25) and fixed the tread, cleaned it up and put it to work today and it is working great.

Our current home is almost all solid floors (just one 5x8 area rug in the living area) so it works better here than in our old house which had a lot of wall to wall carpeting.

I actually forgot how fun it is to watch it work.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:40 AM   #12812
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Drove home from an RV rally in apple picking country, cleaned up and attended a Shakespeare play at 'our' university with our Lifelong Learning Shakespeare class followed by a one hour Q&A with the director and actors. Everyone went over to the campus dining hall for dinner afterward where the conversation was fast and fun, and the food surprisingly good.

Great day!
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Just the usual today, getting together with F. We'll head to the gym and then a restaurant for lunch.

I just found out that I don't have to pay one single cent for the CAT-scan of my brain after my fall! What a relief, since I only started Medicare this year and really did not know what to expect. Medicare paid $117.81, BCBS paid $105.33, and my share is $0.00. I'd say the loser in these negotiations was the imaging center, and the winner was me.
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Got the stitches out from surgery on my face last week. (Too much sun, no sunblock as a kid. 50 years later...) It currently feels like I got my face tightened on one side. (That's MISTER Sardonicus to you...)

We went to Fenton's Ice Creamery to celebrate. Ice cream makes everything better.
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I spent the day preparing our home for the change in seasons. I realized some hefty gains on a couple of healthcare stocks. I made some delicious steaks and green beans for dinner, washed down with a glass of red wine. Then we had a piece of mochaccino chocolate for dessert. Life is good.
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Taught my first class at our Lifelong Learning program - Social Media 101. I was nervous, but my old marketing persona kicked in and it went great. Spent the afternoon beefing up on Pinterest, the next class I teach, trimmed a few bushes in the front yard, and now I'm off to do speed training with my running club.
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Changed the oil on the pickup truck and the motorcycle yesterday, today will do the larger lawn mower.
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I paid off the mortgage on my first investment property. One down, two to go! This will significantly improve my cash flow. Mortgage burning party this weekend!
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Had some keratosis "frozen off" at the dermatologist's today. He didn't seem the slightest bit concerned about it so I guess that's good. I had a touch of squamous cell carcinoma ~25 years ago (nothing further since) so now I sprint to the doc's if I see anything even slightly like it.
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