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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Safe travels Annie! I hear you about JUST keeping up this winter Mt. Rider. The cold has really taken a toll on me this year. I hardly ever get sick but this winter started out with an *upper respiratory infection that lasted months. Now I think I might be getting some kind of virus because I'm feeling really nauseous and a couple of times I had chills. Dang. Plus the other normal arthritis aches and pains. I just want to get to my 'forever home' and settle down to my own pace. *Where would the lower respiratory area be?
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    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.
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    Old Man Winter Cometh

    Yesterday was a beautiful summer day and today it looks and feels like winter outside. It’s cold, cloudy and raining. I'm glad I was out and about running errands etc. most of the day yesterday. It felt really nice to be out. I want to throw down some weed and feed in the back yard fenced in area again this year. I think it helped last year. Then I need to spray some weeds growing in some dead beds and driveway cracks and carry in the rest of my firewood. It's a one day job IF my back holds out. The gate fell off of my fence so I need to pick that up. Sigh. I really hate that fence...still. I still have to mow one more time this year because of the downed leaves. I'll get that done the first dry day we have next week. Then I want to hose down the mower to remove the dead grass on the mowing deck and call it a season. I’ll still go out and fire it up every week or two during the winter just to make sure it will start up again next spring. That seemed to work last year. I have a cover for it but I can’t start it up with a cover on and it’s too cold out there to be fiddling with it during the winter. It doesn’t get too dusty in the garage during the winter anyway. I also need to get the Jeep cleaned out. It needs vacuumed really bad. I bought some new seat covers for the front seats to change out. The old ones lasted around eight years and really protected them. I got a new steering wheel cover too. It is just starting to show some wear and I don't want that to continue. The floor mats are still good but need hosed off. I have some Amorall (sp) to clean the un-upholstered areas. The windshield is so dirty inside it glares back at me. Literally and figuratively. I can do all of that inside the garage. Then a trip to the carwash and it should be nice and clean for the winter. I’m thinking about taking all of my blankets to the laundry mat and doing them there. It’s faster and I really think it’s cheaper for big items. They have the oversize machines and I could probably do them in one or two loads. I know it’s cheaper to dry them there. And this big beautiful blue powdery soft throw is doing just that…throwing. It sheds so bad. Really bad! No way do I want it in my washer. I’m starting to wonder about that $15.00 I spent on it. Buyer’s remorse? Not yet but close. Then I need to start winterizing the windows inside the house. I think I’ll put the plastic shrink wrap on them all and bubble wrap on the basement ones again. I like the bubble wrap on the basement ones because it lets light in but adds some privacy when I’m down there doing laundry. Nosey neighbors. I’m thinking about shrink wrapping the front door too. It’s a double door and new but still leaks like a sieve where the two doors meet. Or maybe getting one of those ‘bottom of the door’ strips and sticking it on along the inside of the door where the two meet. It wouldn’t be a real seal but it might help without sealing up the entire door. I don’t know. I need to put a new door mat, for the step going to and from the garage, on my shopping list too. Most of the nubs have worn off and they look like mouse droppings scattered around. Not a good look. I like winter and I like snow but this year I'm not emotionally ready for it. I'm kind of dreading it actually. This year has flown by. I can’t believe it’s almost over.
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    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.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    It's sleeting or freezing rain here. I made a quick run to the post office to drop off some bills and stopped in the store for some bread as I'm about out. Just from the short time I was in the grocery store my car windows and door handle were frozen with a thin layer of ice. It's supposed to stay cold like this for the next few days. Bills are paid and the pantry is full so I'm hibernating for awhile.
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    Old Man Winter Cometh

    It's sleeting here tonight.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Yum! Poor Abby. They get so used to a routine. Glad she was just having an off day.
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    Old Man Winter Cometh

    Those pictures really tell a story. We've had a little more snow but mostly just lots of cold wind. It's playing havoc with my neck and migraine. Today the old sciatic nerve decided to make itself known. Unusual because it's usually on the right and this time it's on the left. I'm so thankful I can stay home and watch some videos and read and get a little bit of relief from some Advil and a heating pad. I remember all to well the days I had to get up and go to work anyway.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Well that's strange about that post. Oh well. No harm. I always figure it's my doings when it comes to computer problems. It usually is. Glad you got to visit with your brother Annarchy. Nice to keep in touch with family while you can. I'm sure you have some health related issues about your folks to discuss with your brother too Mt. Rider. Sigh. Rock and a hard place... it's hard to sleep tonight with the wind howling outside. It's really strong. At least I don't have that fence in the back yard to worry about any more. I've got the Kindle Fire on so I'm watching documentaries for the next few days. Head hurts too bad to read. I need to YouTube septic systems too. I have no idea what is good and what isnt. I'll probably have some questions soon. Dang We2, you're killing me over here.
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    Weird things in your first aid kit....

    The bed I sleep in when I go to sons house is tall too. I have to crawl in it head first. It's not so much the bed but the mattress. I plan to get some bed rails for g'sons twin size bed. Probably should pick up an extra set for myself.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Wow Homesteader, we have similar tastes in decorating. I really love the look of barn doors. I'm trying to figure out where I can put one in my house. I won't have a pantry and my laundry room is just a closet. And that looks like the shade of blue I want for my dining room. I'm going dark with my light fixtures too. I know how you feel about electricity. It scares me! If you tell me you are going with dark handles and pulls on your cabinets I might start to worry. Sorry the Mr. took a spill. It is daunting when it happens. Sometimes I just go down without even tripping on anything. I feel more stunned than hurt. No negatives from me on the butter. It isn't recommended but as long as we know that and do what we believe is best for our family then it becomes a personal choice. Having said that, it does look yummy and when I get moved I'll no doubt try it too. Well looky here. I was going to respond in this thread and when I clicked on the area to start typing I found this old post waiting to be submitted. I guess I forgot to hit the reply button...a couple of days ago. I'm losing my mind. All I wanted to say was it's so cold here again. For the first time this winter I'm really feeling it in neck. Along with jaw ache and a migraine coming on. It's all connected. Looks like the Kindle and I are going to be BFFs for the next couple of days.
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    Canning pork ribs

    Yes, you do them the same way you do beef.
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    Anxiety

    I'm sorry you are going through this Zzelle. I don't have any experience with special needs children. Just be sure you take full advantage of all the help that is available to you and never give up. Don't settle. There is someone out there skilled in what YOU need and not necessarily THEY have to offer. I do have plenty of prayers and hugs to offer though.
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    Old Man Winter Cometh

    Aw Cowgirl, I think the snow is beautiful too. It warmed up to the high 20's here but it felt colder than when it was below zero. I finally have up and went to bed with the heating pad just to get warm. It seemed strange. Maybe because the furnace isn't kicking on as often? It's definitely colder in here though.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Wow Homesteader, we have similar tastes in decorating. I really love the look of barn doors. I'm trying to figure out where I can put one in my house. I won't have a pantry and my laundry room is just a closet. And that looks like the shade of blue I want for my dining room. I'm going dark with my light fixtures too. I know how you feel about electricity. It scares me! If you tell me you are going with dark handles and pulls on your cabinets I might start to worry. Sorry the Mr. took a spill. It is daunting when it happens. Sometimes I just go down without even tripping on anything. I feel more stunned than hurt. No negatives from me on the butter. It isn't recommended but as long as we know that and do what we believe is best for our family then it becomes a personal choice. Having said that, it does look yummy and when I get moved I'll no doubt try it too.
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    What’s For Dinner 2019

    Euphrasyne, I wasn't going to mention it but I had nausea all through my pregnancy too. It happens sometimes, but worth it of course. Hope you feel better soon.
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    Weird things in your first aid kit....

    They have those under the bed totes you can buy. They aren't very tall and have rollers on them so you can slide them under easily. I have no idea how expensive they are. Probably made by Sterilite (sp). Another good idea I've seen are dresser drawers. If you see an old cheap dresser you can use the drawers for under the bed storage. Those plastic or rubber things you can get to go under each of the legs of your bed are pretty cheap at Wal-Mart. Bed risers. Or cement blocks for that matter. Put a leg in the hole of each block so your bed won't go sliding off down the hall in the middle of the night. Lots of storage space under a bed.
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    Grey Cat Garth

    Glad to hear you are making progress in spite of the no shows. That has happened to me to before too. Not nice. I'm always amazed at what all you can grow down south.
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    Just wanted to say Hi

    Hi Zzelle. I remember you. WELCOME BACK!!! I'm sorry to hear you have been unwell. I hope your surgeries have left you feeling much better and on the road to recovery. Don't be a stranger.
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    Freezer Restock

    I like the idea of having the chicken ready for multiple dishes.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Now that's a boat! My SIL and her family had a pontoon and loved it. That's a beautiful story Kappy. Such a great circle of friendship. May you all enjoy many years aboard Ms. Bass-Ackwards.
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    What’s For Dinner 2019

    LOL. He scarfs or you barfs. Mr. and Mrs. Scarfandbarf.
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    Water alerts and panic

    I forgot, I have a water bob for the tub too. Might get another one since I'll have 2 tubs.
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    What’s For Dinner 2019

    Barf-a-palooza. Not laughing AT you but come on...that's funy. Annarchy, I keep missing things in posts. I saw the post but didn't get the pictures until just now. Most likely Kindle related. I love what you did with your lasagna! I love lasagna. Wonder what other meals we could make from rolled lasagna pasta that didn't use tomatoes as a base. Just for some added variety? I'm thinking along the lines of a shepherd's pie or tuna noodle casserole roll ups.
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    Freezer Restock

    Way to go girl! I think we have the same mind set on prepping. You've put a lot of thought in making your list. Isn't it nice that we can have some advance warning of a special event so we can get ready and not have to be in a last minute panic? That little baby will appreciate a relaxed mommy too. I want to get a freezer and pantry full of quick heat and eat meals too. I know that some time down the line I will be sick, dead broke or snowed in. Probably all three and then some.
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