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Poor Abby girl!  Storms like that can really be torture to one's nervous system.  Koa doesn't react to storms but we've had two CRASH type events that even got a startled BARK! out of her.  Made us jump too. 

 

That's a load of elderberries.  :cheer:   I picked a handful of our tiny purple currants.  One of the very FEW wild edibles that are up this high.  But most weren't ready yet.  A few more days and get them before the birds.  I cut the top off a plastic gallon milk jug but keep the handle....for my picking container.   Currants are small...and singular.  From the size of a BB to maybe double that.  Smaller than a pea.  AND THORNY!  But they have a burst of flavor we love in pancakes. 

 

DH got us some blueberries so I froze 3/4ths of them.  They don't keep otherwise and are just fine frozen.

 

Got my trash out to the bin today.  Got the septic lids uncovered .....that shouldn't happen anymore since they've stopped all that horrid erosion by putting in the diversion ditch above that location.  :thumbs:   Got me, dog, and truck out of the way at the top.....down doing AM feeding by 9AM when huge, heavy septic pumper truck arrived.  J came too so she could sign off the paperwork.  THAT'S done for another several years.....one does NOT want to neglect doing that!  

 

Had a number of DUMB things happen....soap slipped to bathroom floor and somehow got mashed on the underside of the old-fashioned weight scale.  Took me near a half hour to get that cleaned up.  But..... :lol:  ....my mom told what she did today.  Was in the spare room putting clean sheets on bed my niece used.  She saw something on the floor and thot maybe niece had forgotten a picture.  When she picked it up...it was an insect glue board  and stuck to her hand something awful.  Oye!  Those brainless moments can be quite annoying!!!!!!  :rolleyes:  [get the glue board glue to release with cooking oil, btw]

 

MtRider  .....can I be NOT busy tomorrow, please?  :0327:  

 

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Pulled the Elderberries out of the frig, gave them a good boil, strained them through my linen cloth, jarred them up in quarts...got 7 with an extra qt and a half pt that's going to the frig.  I'll finish the rest of them tomorrow.  Couldn't get enough water in my pressure canner to water bath quarts so just pressured them for the 10 minutes that they called for water bath.  I just pressure can the juice, nothing added, not even sugar.  That way I can make syrup or jelly when I want.  Wanna see?

 

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Made it to TX safely.  Storms to the north east most of the way. 

 

Wind began to blow after I got here, stronger & stronger.  Then the power blinked off and back on, now it is pouring out with lightening and thunder. Haven’t seen it rain like this in a while. Kind of relaxing compared to clear skies and 110F* , lol

 

Speaking of temperature, it was 106 when I left the house, Tucson, an hour later was 109.  Most of the trip was triple digits, but it did fall to 99 as I crossed into TX.

 

And, it appears, the highway department is beginning to fix the nasty part of I-10, in sections.  Meaning, slow traffic crammed into one lane.  Patience is a virtue...  lol.

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Prepping up the rest of the elderberries.  They're in my stock pot simmering...for 45 minutes.  Then into the pressure canner they'll go.

Check the price of Elderberry juice online and I was astounded at the price these places are selling this for!  WOW

Hubby is working on current client's needs and she's tickled pink.  Probably mentioned this before, but single women really are prey to shady workers with little to no skill and no work ethic.  She was going to pay him some in advance and he said "Nope...that's not the way I do things."  Imagine her surprise! LOL

It's very warm and humid in our neck of the woods and he's now working outside on her screened porch.  The supports were rotted out (it's a raised porch) so he's had to undo all the "slobber" someone else put over the rotting wood and re-construct the framing and supports with new wood....would like to "konk" some of them!  Her latch fell off her front gate...again, someone just put in some small wood screws.  He'll save her front porch for last....it's a mess.  Lots of termite damage and dangerous.  She's had the premises treated so his work should be safe for a long time, but she should still have it checked periodically to make sure those nasty critters don't try to come back.

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I don't like those kind of storms either. Sounds like a lightning bolt is landing right outside the door. They do scare the stuffin's out of you. Poor little Abby Girl. I hide under the covers so I don't see the lightning flash. :blush:

 

 

Berries look beautiful!  Lovely jars. Most time I'd rather pressure can than water bath can. Don't know why though. I bought a big glass lid a few years back to use for my WB canner. it's really nice because you can see right down into the pot to see how hard the water is boiling or if it's maintaining a rolling boil. I don't remember if it only fits my !little canner or the big one too. Got it at Wal-Mart. 

 

That kind of heat scares me. Hope there are plenty of gas stations on your route. 

 

I hope I can find someone half as good as MrWe2 when I get moved. I have a ton of little things that needs done. Some not so little. I've got a list started. I'd like to hire someone to come out for a few days in a row and get it all over and done with at once. Best laid plans...

 

I hope someone can fix my kitchen base cabinets. They are very poorly designed. The one shelf inside of them is only about 18 inches wide. That wastes a lot of space plus I can't reach anything on the shelves because everything has to sit so far back. I would like one or two of them like that for tall pots but not all of them. Probably drill holes in the sides for some pegs and a shelf to sit on top? 

 

Next year outside work has to be done. The landscaping looks like Grey Gardens and the deck needs replaced and it needs some sort of shade over the deck. Pergola maybe? Screened in porch would be nice but that ain't gonna happen. Need some fencing too. All the screen wire needs replaced too. I can do that though. New light fixrures. New mail box....sigh. 

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So much to do with a new home @Jeepers!  

 

Woohoo! Got one of those fancy BMI type scales for $5.30 and an electric blanket--not throw-- for $10 at Dirt Cheap! So rarely go in there as I don't want to take the time to really look, but today was the day. Also got a haircut which was not dirt cheap! LOL

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5 hours ago, The WE2's said:

would like to "konk" some of them!

 

yeah, I'll bet.  My brother runs into that in D.C.   Sometimes makes the job twice as hard and twice the expense.  :(  The ladies are lucky to have your dh fixing things right!  :thumbs:  

 

Didn't do much today.  Little here and there.  Woke up with DH hurrying out the door at 5AM and didn't get back to sleep til 7:30AM.   I can't fight it so I ate a cheese biscuit and read Anne of Green Gables til I got sleepy again.  Woke a second time at 10:30AM and thus was outside doing AM chores in the hotter part of morning.  [AZ climate is not even within my reality!]  So I wore skimpy top with a white cotton shirt draped over my shoulders.  Sometimes I wet it but the breeze was ok today.  So glad for A/C and swamp cooler.  Been comfortable this summer....even when we didn't have clouds today.

 

With AM and PM walking the dog.....I need a pedometer to see how far I'm walking.  A bit less than a mile each day?  :woohoo:  Some days I cut that way short but still.....   DH needs a pedometer at work cuz I know he's putting on mileage too. 

 

MtRider  :pc_coffee: 

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Had to replace the plywood I had put on mom’s door. Even though I sealed it, it warped and water got underneath cause it to pull away from the door.  Hopefully, using a piece of 1/8” hard plastic sheeting and screwing in on securely with a whole tube of caulk, it’ll survive for a while. I have to get another tube of caulk tomorrow to finish sealing all the edges. 

 

Hey, I need MrWE2’s to do some work too.  Just kidding.  I’ll end up doing it myself. I really wouldn’t want to torture him in our heat. If you’re not used to it, it’ll kill you.  Love the jars.  Too bad we don’t get fresh produce around our area.  Not unless you want to pay more for it, than buying it already processed. 

 

Turned my attention to Mom’s shrubs.  Ha!  They are as tall as I am now.  Trimmed the insides and tops, somewhat, before the heat got to me.  

 

DH said it was 110F* at home.  Then, said at 7 pm, it finally dropped to 100.

 

Jeepers, maybe consider those pull out shelves.  I have a couple cabinets that are deep.  I loose things in the back.  Always wanted to install pullout shelves, but have never gotten around to it.

 

Don’t work to hard Mt_R.  If you have a smart phone, they have an app that counts your steps.  Glad to hear your weather has been kind to you.

 

Congrats on you deals, Miki.  

 

Oh, TheCG, that cold front warmed up to 97 today.  Another chance for rain tomorrow according to the news. 

 

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  • So far today:
    Roasted radishes. made Creole stewed okra, have cinnamon apples dehydrating in the oven.
    Next? Work on Mason jar lid Christmas ornaments and them maybe do some eBay.
    Having a fun day!
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Wellllllllll, today I did the usual things in the morning.  DH's 7th day to work.  Sat/Sunday he has off.  We're not sure if he's always going to be 7 on and 2 off?  :scratchhead:  That's overtime....  He wasn't even looking for full-time.  :buttercup:  

 

Very hot when I got back inside  so took shower/wash hair.  I stick my foot on bathroom window sill to dry leg/foot...so I can reach it!  Done it this way for over 2 decades.  TODAY ....I lost balance for a second and went backwards towards shower entrance.  Caught myself ....but at some expense.  Elbow was point of contact  ...SMACK!  OW!  But the collateral damage was to the muscles around that shoulder and my ever-fragile neck.  Oh shoot!  THAT REALLY HURT about an hour later.  I rarely take even one....MAYbe two Nuprin in a single day.  I took 2 Nuprin and later a Tylenol.  Finally got pain control and it's been okay since.  But I'll take another Nuprin before I sleep.  Pain got my nervous system to shakin' and wore me out!!  :0327:  No walking dog for me tonite. 

 

DH had a very BUSY time at work but had gooood tips.  So he's willing to put up with it.  He ran into the larger town to get a headlamp for his car.  Stopped to grab the groceries off the list.  When it came time to haul groceries UP with our pulley system, I did ok with the potato chip bags....but switched places with him.  I wasn't in any shape to haul up but I could put the grocery bags onto the rope hook. 

 

I was so locked up when my chiro got home, hours after the elbow-crack event, we decided not to try an adjustment tonite.  He can see tomorrow if I knocked something out of place or merely aggravated the muscles.     I could have done without that event today.  Sheeesh!  Thankful I didn't land splat on my back tho.  :amen:   VERY little room to do my usual tuck 'n roll.  Too small to even fit a tub in that bathroom.  ...and then there was my foot up on the window sill...... aiiee!

 

MtRider  .....been weeks or a couple months since I've had a fall.  :rolleyes:  Y'all be careful out there! 

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I hope you feel a bit better this morning, Mt.  Rider!  

 

I got ham bone and butter beans in the slow cooker with lots of added veggies--and spice!  Going to a 90 year old lady's Birthday party this afternoon.  not sure what else.

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Took our grand-nephew to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky last week. Spent 7 days camping, fishing, and exploring. :hapydancsmil:Had a great time and told him lots of stories about his Pepaw (my brother). He died four years ago and little nephew's world fell apart. Now we have lots of stories and laughter to share around the campfires. Fishing wasn't bad either.  :happy0203:

 

Will I EVER catch up with the garden????  :0327:  :scratchhead:

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