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  2. Jeepers

    What’s For Dinner 2019

    Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich here. Something about those two things that just seem to go together. Actually, I make lazy grilled cheese. Toast the bread in a toaster, slap on a slice of cheese and zap for 12-15 seconds. Sometimes I butter the bread and sometimes I don't. I call it my Pop and Zap sammich. Pops up out of the toaster and zaps in the microwave. I don't like to cook any more. Which is another reason I like to can.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Ambergris

    Saying hey yahoo all

    Soo good to know you all found your way home. Just please don't get lost again. We miss you.
  5. Ambergris

    Anxiety

    I know. My old rule of thumb was that 1/3 of the counselors you meet will be toxic. 1/3 will be useless or mildly helpful. You have to keep searching until you find one in the final third--because that counselor will save your life. We sure found a lot in the two-thirds.
  6. snapshotmiki

    What’s For Dinner 2019

    Teriyaki chicken legs and green beans. Baked apple- sugar free for dessert
  7. Ambergris

    Reminiscing Wagons Ho!

    My clean-outs, the four-inch-diameter pipes coming straight up out of the ground, with square projections on the top to allow unscrewing the caps, have all been right outside the house, between the nearest toilet and the septic tank. This is for plumbers to use. There's also an access hatch for the honey truck to use. The tank lid itself will support only shallow-rooted things like grass and mints and such. Try to avoid trees that might pry up the lid to get to moisture inside. The green place in your yard during the dry season is your drain field. That's where you have to be really careful about planting.
  8. Annarchy

    Old Man Winter Cometh

    I wonder if it’s part of the storm that hit us. Brrr.....
  9. Annarchy

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Good Morning, Today is final prep day for my monthly trip to MIL’s. Was able to get some things done yesterday but it seems my list got bigger. DH wants a supply of taco meat too. Frosty this morning. Rained off & on all day yesterday and when I went to the store, coming out, heavy rain started to fall filled with little snow balls. Soooo.. it snowed here ! Not really considered snow, probably very soft hail, but I’ll take it. Momo, I hope your DH continues to recover. Homesteader, your remodeling is impressive. You inspire me to do something around here. Hoping your DH heals quickly too. Time to get motivated, have a great day everyone.
  10. Annarchy

    What’s For Dinner 2019

    Hot wings, tater tots, & a couple jalapeño poppers, last night.
  11. Mt_Rider

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I'm tired. just keeping up on things. A little snow here and a little more there.... Don't have what WI has gotten. But we've been subzero at nite again. Got a muscle spasm in my back today....where'd that come from? DH adjusted me before he went to work....helped and it worked itself out while I was feeding tonite. Got to wash hair and drying it...that's when it began again. Hoping it's just some passing thing. Come to think about it, DH had a back spasm-for-a--day last week. Some sort of virus? Hope it's gone tomorrow. It's a cold week....you'd think it was winter or something! Hmph. The past couple winters have been quite mild and I like that a lot better. Must be gettin' old. I've spent some time going thru ....and rather frantically LOOKING FOR.....some stories I've written thru the years. Well, I should say 'partially written'. I've been feeling the writing itch and thot I'd look up some. The characters from a couple of sort-of similar stories were calling me....and then I couldn't find those particular ones. Looked thru my spiral notebooks. Looked thru the folders on my laptop. Finally began looking on older thumb drives. They shouldn't be there cuz I THOT I'd carefully gathered all stories into a main folder...with plenty of subfolders within. Well I'm glad I looked. I rescued about 7 partial stories from the oldest thumb drive. Including the two I was looking for. Weird. But .....it's like looking for lost children! MtRider
  12. snapshotmiki

    What’s For Dinner 2019

    Oven BBQ chicken and broccoli. Sugar free baked apples in the Instant Pot for dessert.
  13. Homesteader

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Almost two feet of snow around here. Won't be starting the garden anytime soon. It's been hard with the shoveling as DH had hand surgery last week for trigger finger. They cut through the palm to find the sheath around the swollen tendon and cut it off. He has more that will need surgery in the future. He's a high-maintenance DH. We've had back to back company the past several weeks. Got the dining room ceiling painted and the lights reinstalled the day before the marathon. Looked great but clean-up for company sets us back a day each time. I hope I can find my drywall mudding and painting supplies again. Between cooking for an army, shoveling snow, hauling wood and doing the dishes for 'patient' DH, I'm tired. We start packing 'mom' next week and moving her into a retirement community in three weeks. It's been exhausting physically and emotionally for me. She wants to keep everything and digs her heels in the sand when I try to get her in motion. I hope I don't live to be 92 yrs old. I wouldn't like myself.
  14. The WE2's

    What’s For Dinner 2019

    Tonight was spaghetti from the pantry and in the electric "hot pot" and dessert was sliced apples with peanut butter. EZ on the cook since we were out most of the day.
  15. The WE2's

    What’s For Dinner 2019

    Been years since I was pregnant but I had a package of saltines and a can of 7-up beside my bed and I ate a few and drank a little of the soda before I ever got out of bed. Didn't have any nausea with my 2nd child.
  16. The WE2's

    Old Man Winter Cometh

    High today was 27 but no bad stuff. Do have another storm front that's supposed to move in tomorrow night so we took advantage of the lull and got out. There's still a lot of snow on the ground so we had to be careful coming and going into our driveways.
  17. The WE2's

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Seemed like a heat wave here...high was 27! But...not much wind, no sleet, no ice, no snow...but another "biggie" is expected to come in Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. We took advantage of the little bit of sunshine and checked both homestead and the Roost. I stood outside the truck every chance I got to get some of those rays that were peeking through the clouds and we took our time walking into the various stores etc. Picked up some half pint jars from homestead so I can jar up some of my frozen mixed veggies. A half pint works great for a pot of soup for two. Stopped at Sav-A-Lot and picked up some hot chocolate (they didn't have any boxes of spiced cider), some apples, some bananas, some oranges and a loaf of bread. Had to go to Aldi's to get celery and carrots for stews etc. Don't want to get into the stew starters that I jarred up. Sooo...I guess we're ready for another round. Hubby says he may try to work on the bathroom project sometime in the morning before the bad weather sets in. I'll keep an eye on the weather and give him a call if it starts before he comes back here. Our Abby-girl had a romping good time in her big yard at the homestead, jumping and sticking her nose in the snow. Then she danced across her back seat all the way around town and all the way to the Roost. So...she's happily snuggled in her bed...until I get through here and she knows it's "snack time".
  18. Last week
  19. Jeepers

    Reminiscing Wagons Ho!

    I figured I'd have a big-ish canning garden this summer. But then I thought about 'the move' and all it will entail. Even after the move I'm going to have to repaint everything and furnish it. Replace appliances etc. Then try to unload this place. The trips to Indy from Ohio to get the house there and do paperwork and get my license, insurance and homestead act thing was mentally exhausting. So, I think if DIL wants to plant a few things she can have at it this year. She probably won't. Next year I'll get some raised beds and work with a plan. I'm still a little confused about planting and septic tanks. I know where the cleanout place is so I assume that's exactly where the tank is but I'm not sure if there are pipes that spread out underground or not. And something about a leach field? I don't want to plant any fruit trees close to anything that the roots will damage. Youtube said to not plant any veggies or edibles over the septic areas. I have a lot to learn. I think the Wagon Ho was before my time. Or I was new and didn't get the concept yet.
  20. Momo

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I've been so busy. I hardly even have time for the internet. Plus my computer is recharging sporadically. I haven't had time to see what's wrong with it yet. We are getting rain like crazy too. They are predicting up to 8 inches this week. I feel so bad for those who will get flooded in the low lying areas.. Alot of them can't afford to move or rebuild. Although he is still weak and not able to walk as much as he used to, DH is at least holding his own with a little occasional improvement. Unfortunately, my Aunt had a stroke and it doesn't look good. She is 96 though so it is not so unexpected. This is her first serious illness ever! Hubby is getting spring fever. That is good for him mentally but I hope his health holds up until the crops are ready to harvest! Hope everyone has a great week.
  21. Ambergris

    Surviving an epic snowstorm and power outage

    Here, we actually gauge community damage and recovery by what Waffle House is serving. If they are selling limited menu, cash only, no coffee, your area got its teeth kicked in.
  22. Ambergris

    Reminiscing Wagons Ho!

    My life was so weird during the Wagons Ho that I really could not commit to it. In retrospect, I really missed a lot.
  23. Ambergris

    Grey Cat Garth

    DTG used to live a little south and east of me, so much of his information was either dead on or just a little too tropical for my climate. He has moved to Central America someplace, but still has a lot of videos and articles I can learn from.
  24. Ambergris

    Grey Cat Garth

    Thank you! This one is new to me. Have you watched any of David The Good's videos?
  25. Ambergris

    Reminiscing Wagons Ho!

    This is my year for the big garden. But you know what they say about when man proposes...
  26. Annarchy

    Reminiscing Wagons Ho!

    Always worth trying. I do, but it doesn’t always work out the way I hope. I planted 2 tomatoes and 2 jalapeños plants in the front flower bed, when the trimmed our cedar trees. They have flourished. If the neighbors want to pick them, they can. We are getting enough from them so far. Out at the road, they just look like landscape greenery. Next week I am going to plant the peanut seeds, I collected from the bird seed, in the remaining flour bed out front. They get pretty yellow flowers. Maybe no one will notice it’s food. Lol.
  27. snapshotmiki

    Reminiscing Wagons Ho!

    Didn't really have a garden for 2018. So much going on with DH's health, I just didn't do it. I have a spot close to water for a garden this year but need it tilled up and it is in the front side yard, not the safest place for food. Wish I could use the back yard, but goats. I don't have a lot of hope for this garden, but will try this year!
  28. snapshotmiki

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Cool and windy here today, with rain expected later in the afternoon. I'm staying in! Already have laundry going, will cook sausage and eggs for DH, clean up suitcase for trip in March, straighten bedroom closet for shoes, cut mats off of Peanut before she goes to beauty parlor tomorrow, and probably more eBay. Have a safe trip Annarchy! I hate ice!
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