Saturday, October 12, 2019

A Rest from the Scrubbies

The approximate amount of scrubbies made: sixty-eight. Since the scratchy yarn arrived, I have really concentrated on making the circles. I gave nineteen away last week at the operators reunion. I was using one color to see how many I can get out of one skein. Twelve Avocado so far and there is still yarn left in that shade. We will see how many Guava, Watermelon and Icypop produce.

For a break, I decided to use up some left over yarn and start another afghan. I did five rows of blue and one of white. Then I went searching for other colors. In a sack I found two strange things - the beginnings of two more afghans. One with five rows of blue and one row of white and one just like it with red and white.  My brain must have this pattern on repeat.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Cold Front

Our drop wasn't as dramatic as Denver but from 70 to 32 is quite a shock.
The polycart even had tiny icicles this morning.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Chicken and (?) Dumplings

You know it's boring around here when all I have to write about it "what's for dinner?"

I hope it's as good as it looks. I just looked at Paula Deen's recipe. She says it takes 30 minutes to prepare. Maybe, if I had all the helpers to chop the carrots, celery and chicken. It took me a lot longer than that.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Light Bulb Change

Gee, it's bad when you can't reach your light bulbs and the ladder is a no-no for people of a certain age. So, we splurged and bought a new tool It worked after figuring out that you have to twist the handle several times to get the right configuration for removing old bulb and then twist again to put in the new one.
I confess there are a couple of things that are not described in the "instructions." I get the one for recessed fixtures, different size bulbs and extending the pole. But those two small items, center left have me stumped.

Maybe if the bulb is broken and you can stab the remains?

Thursday, October 3, 2019

89 drops to 61

Our weather has been hot for September and now the start of October. If you watch the weather people on tv, it has been that way over most of the south.

So last night we dropped to 61. Just the right time to be able to open the windows and "blow the stink out" as my mom used to say.

So I got up this morning and somebody has turned on the furnace.

How to stay married for sixty-seven years: keep your mouth shut.