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Old 08-05-2015, 10:49 AM   #17941
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This morning I streamed doo-wop music while I canned a batch of tomatoes from the garden. Since I was stuck in the kitchen while the tomatoes processed I baked oatmeal raisin cookies. After I clean up I'm going to work on finishing the borders of one of my quilt projects so I can send it to the long-arm quilter.

Sh*t. I think I turned into my grandmother today. I better go outside and do something bad*ss.
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:59 PM   #17942
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First day ex-Megacorp. Had leisurely breakfast with wife-- I cooked.
Welded the trailer, fixed the mister over the AC unit, tiny bit of gardening.
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This morning I streamed doo-wop music while I canned a batch of tomatoes from the garden. Since I was stuck in the kitchen while the tomatoes processed I baked oatmeal raisin cookies. After I clean up I'm going to work on finishing the borders of one of my quilt projects so I can send it to the long-arm quilter.

Sh*t. I think I turned into my grandmother today. I better go outside and do something bad*ss.
LOL! I'll bet grandma was bad*ss in her day!
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This morning I streamed doo-wop music while I canned a batch of tomatoes from the garden. Since I was stuck in the kitchen while the tomatoes processed I baked oatmeal raisin cookies. After I clean up I'm going to work on finishing the borders of one of my quilt projects so I can send it to the long-arm quilter.

Sh*t. I think I turned into my grandmother today. I better go outside and do something bad*ss.
Wooooo girl ! So what did you end up doing ?
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I completed my 3rd pre-scheduled day in a row. Damn I'm tired.

Now it's back to the usual routine...sleep in, play with plants, goof off.
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A few hours of kayaking. Then went to my camp. Performed emergency repair.... on my swing by the stream. One hanger was broken. Hey, some things are important.
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Wooooo girl ! So what did you end up doing ?

Nothing too radical. I rode my bike to a local food larder to make a $ donation, and asked if they accept home-grown produce (they do, so when I have too many tomatoes I know where to share them). Then made another quick stop and back home for a total distance of seven miles. Cooled down with 30 minutes of yoga. Certainly more than grandma would've done at age 50 but not outrageous for me.

Today is yard work and bill paying before heading to the mountain house for a few days or more. DH just left for a week-long, out-of-town contracting gig so I'm a lone wolf, doing what I please.
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Nothing too radical. I rode my bike to a local food larder to make a $ donation, and asked if they accept home-grown produce (they do, so when I have too many tomatoes I know where to share them). Then made another quick stop and back home for a total distance of seven miles. Cooled down with 30 minutes of yoga. Certainly more than grandma would've done at age 50 but not outrageous for me.

Today is yard work and bill paying before heading to the mountain house for a few days or more. DH just left for a week-long, out-of-town contracting gig so I'm a lone wolf, doing what I please.
Was the foodbank part of Philabundance? I thought that was one of the best run foodbanks when I lived in metro Philadelphia. Run very lean/mean - and willing to take home grown veggies, leftover food from restaurants, etc. I wish the foodbanks here in San Diego worked as well.
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This is hanging out in the neighborhood recently. It drives the loons crazy and we're keeping close track of small dogs but it is still pretty cool to have it hanging around. A neighbor took the picture and I have yet to see it.

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Nice neighbor, Pb! We had one for one day last winter. I've been trying to get closeup photos of one, but they're elusive.


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A neighbor came over at 8:30 and we spent an hour doing exercises in the pool. Then hot oatmeal for breakfast, an hour or so of work (I still do some work for my company on an hourly basis), homemade chicken rice soup for lunch, a few chores, then out to dinner for DH's birthday tomorrow.
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Now that I have restored the sprinkler and drip to keep my wife's beloved plants alive, we can now head up to our high-country place to escape the heat for a while. No internet up there, so will be absent for a few days. See y'all later.
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Umm, I downloaded a show off the internets where many men spoke ill of one another; I think some of them believed 'some' of what they were saying!


Oh, and I finally figured out how to preserve my 'saved' stations on my Pi MusicBox!
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This is hanging out in the neighborhood recently. It drives the loons crazy and we're keeping close track of small dogs but it is still pretty cool to have it hanging around. A neighbor took the picture and I have yet to see it.
We had one too, last fall. It was on the roof of the house next door. I had to use my phone so the picture's not great. We get lots of ospreys, but only the occasional eagle.
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We have a wall of windows that look over the lake and last fall one flew slowly right across them out over the lake about 200 feet out and 30 feet over the water so I got a real good look at it. Pretty cool.
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Family breakfast - oldest DS made a donut run to go with bacon, hashbrowns and eggs.


Drove DW to her Zumba class, then off to do a propane tank exchange for the grill, grocery store run for the weekend 'q fest.


Got a jumbo pack of drumsticks at 99c/lb for tonight to go with homemade mac & cheese, and grilled corn.


For tomorrow, trimmed down and rubbed a big 'ol 8.5 lb pork butt for smoking - another 99c/lb deal!


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DH's birthday - made him breakfast, then baked him a cake. We went to the library, then I made a giant salad for lunch, then a swim in the pool, and now we are getting ready to go to Longhorn for dinner, where we have a coupon.
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Went to the Chicago farmer's market this morning. DW joined us for the first time and really enjoyed it. She'll be back for sure. Then we went to Xoco for breakfast - chilaquiles and this espresso / hot dark chocolate drink, both of which are amazing.
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Just finishing up my dishwasher install on my rental... There was no dishwasher, and a incomming tenant requested it.

Lathe and plaster walls are a real pain to work with. I am not sure how the oldtimers ever had the paitence to do it.

Replaced the counter tops, sink, faucet, added some outlets, and a light over the sink. I split the plumbing so the dishwasher had a separate shutoff. I had to build a dishwasher end panel and take out a cabinet. The new counter top is about 5" longer than the old one.

I replaced the flooring with allure from Home Depot.

I have about 16 hours into it now, probably another four more to go. The original

The start. I already tore off the back splash.


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Looking better


Ready for cabinets


Almost finished. I still need the dishwater and some trim.
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