2020 May 25 Laundry – Not by Hand


Memorial Day

Welcome, family and friends to our daily journal,

from Liberty Hill, Texas.

Ahhh, a cooler morning and a much lower predicted high. The weather person tricked us a little with that seventy six forecast. In fact it reached seventy nine. A pleasant for-sitting-outside day.Not much of a sunrise. Nor was there much sunshine throughout the day. It was all filtered through multiple layers of cloudsYes, we had wind, lightening, thunder, and more importantly, rain. It was reported that we received between one and one and a half inches overnight. Whatever the amount that fell, the amount that accumulated in the water harvesting tub caused the tub to bulge and crack a tiny but on one side.For Ella’s breakfast I made something that is a cross between a blintz and French toast. I mixed softened cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon. After removing the crust from four bread slices, I flattened them, and filled them with the cream cheese mixture. After coating them with softened butter, they were rolled in sugar and cinnamon and browned in the griddle plate of the George Foreman grill.I didn’t eat them,because I’m really not a fan of sweets, however Ella liked them; and that was the whole purpose of this exercise in culinary art..Yesterday I wrote about all of the bags of aluminum cans donated and delivered to us at the church campus. I showed a photograph of the rear of the topper held shut with strapping. This morning I undid the straps and let stuff fall out, so that I could try and give you a better idea of just how packed full it is.I removed four fifty-five gallon barrel liners from the truck so that I could show the depth of how full the topper was. I still don’t think you can get a real clear idea off how many cans there are. I may unload everything and photograph it, using Ella as a measuring gage.For lunch we went to Leigha and Adam’s. BBQ ribs done in their Instapot, then into the oven for a short time. They also had two wonderful salads (pasta & broccoli). And before you ask, yes, we maintained social distancing.After lunch we played a game of Fast Track. They also graciously allowed Ella to do our laundry. We had very little clothing to wash, but there were two sets of queen size sheets that needed cleaning. It was nice to sit and visit.I wanted a family photograph of them. However, Emery was being a toad and not cooperating. In the top photo, she is lying on the floor while wrapped in a quilt.Speaking of Emery, she will be returning to gymnastics soon. I’m not sure how that is supposed to work with maintain a safe and sanitized surface on which to practice.On the way home, we stopped at Parker’s for perishables like bacon, eggs,and milk.Thanks again for stopping by. Share this with your friends. See y’all again tomorrow. Stay safe. Remember, we love you.

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  • 7 months 25 days since we returned to Texas.
  • 2 months and 11 days being self isolated.


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