2020 June 11 Look What Came Today

Thursday

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ver night was quite comfortable with the bedroom window and all of the ceiling vents open to the night air.

Though we had been awake for several hours, neither of us were inclined to be other than reclined for a long time. Between be quiet or bestired, we chose bestilled. Finally, in bequest of our bodies, we rose.

Knowing that breakfast would be much later than normal, I made it larger and it became brunch.

hile preparing brunch, I also began chopping vegetables for the slow cook setting on the Instapot. I added a precooked pork roast to the pot then a scoop of dried greens powder, some seasonings, and a can of cream of mushroom soup.

After brunch I washed the few dishes from last night and this morning. That served two purposes, clean dishes and clean warmed hands, before checking my blood.

hursday’s are the day that I test my blood’s clotting factor. The target range is between two point zero and two point nine. Today it was two point one. While that technically is in range, I’m going to raise my blood-thinner dosage ever so slightly by one mg.

Speaking if blood-thinner, my prescriptions had been filled and the medications were ready for pickup. Away we flew (obeying all speed laws) to Cedar Park. Upon arriving we packed in “our” pharmacy parking spot. Out of all the times we have picked up medications lately, only once did we have a spot other than number four. Once settled into the spot, the pharmacy was notified that we had arrived.

needed to use the restroom. I haven’t used a public bathroom in nearly three months. The need was greater than my ability to hold it until we returned home. So into the store I went, masked and disinfectant spray bottle in hand. Of course course the handicapped stall was occupied and the other stool was clear to the top in soggy toilet paper. Eww. So I waited. I always feel uncomfortable standing around in the restroom.

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

This was posted one year ago. I think it is even more fitting today.Psalms 46:1-5

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. That is why we are not afraid even when the earth quakes or the mountains topple into the depths of the sea. Water roars and foams, and mountains shake at the surging waves. Selah There is a river whose streams bring joy to the city of God, the holy place where the Most High lives. God is in that city. It cannot fall. God will help it at the break of dawn.

And also for throw back Thursday: this was our patio at Cutty’s Campground in 2014. It was such a nice inviting place to sit with friends in the afternoon.

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2020 June 10 Panini

Wednesday

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🎶 Oh what a beautiful morning 🎶 after yesterday’s heat, it was really nice early today.It was so nice that, not only did I work inside the topper, but Ella and I sat out and played several games of Fast Track.For lunch I turned the George Foreman grill into a panini press and made pork and cheese sandwiches. Sorry, no photo, I guess we we’re too hungry.I spent a long time filling my pill sorters. And then even a longer time trying to order refills. The VA now has a handy dandy reorder app … I guess … so far I haven’t gotten it to work. I’ve logged on … It knows that I’m me. But I haven’t discovered how to order my refills. I’m not done trying.With the sky this clear, I’m hoping for a cooler night, without the A/C running. It we still 80° at midnight last night. Maybe we can open a bedroom window tonight.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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2020 June 09 A Bomb In Our Home

Tuesday

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Just a mite warm this morning and headed toward danged uncomfortable.I‘m quite pleased with this photograph of the rising sun. Generally, I like to crop it to a smaller section of the sky. However, today the broader view was better. The grander scale of the sun radiating from behind the clouds was more pleasing.We have been plagued by tiny, flying, creatures flitting around us as we read or try to sleep. Ella had an appointment for a haircut this morning. Before we left home, I set off a bug bomb to be shed of the wee beasties.Once we returned home, we had to open the door, windows, and ceiling vents to allow and lingering poison to dissipate and then we needed to leave for a couple of hours. Yes, with a heat advisory in effect, we had to leave our home open.Okay, I know that I’m just a guy, but does her hair really look that different?We drove to accomplish several things. Number one was to do something while the air in our home cleared out. Number two was to recharge the truck battery. Number three was to drive a road we hadn’t before. Number four was to keep moving and force air through the truck windows (we have no working a/c in the truck).Nearly the same road, there and back again.We gave this young man a bottle of water while we waited. They are widening the road several places along our traveled highways. I know that being a flagger isn’t exactly a skilled-labor job, but I hope they are well compensated for standing for long hours in the 100° weather..Oh yes, a follow up … no little flying bugs tonight.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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2020 June 04 Breakfast Cake

Thursday

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he sunrise was truly unspectacular with no clouds to add color and the haze in the air blurring the sun’s outline. However, though the rising of the sun deserved no sunrise photograph, the morning was breath-taking. The cloudless sky was haze softened to the palest of silvery blues.

his morning, for breakfast, I experimented. French toast was my inspiration. I combined milk and egg as usual, but rather then dipping bread into the mixture I added pancake mix. I seasoned it with cinnamon and nutmeg. Upon tasting the batter, I added Some sugar, mixed it well, folded the sticky batter into a greased cake pan add baked for about thirty minutes. When I tasted the finished product, I realized I had created … spice cake.

our years ago today the first born of my granddaughters was married. It was an outdoor wedding at Cutty’s Des Moines Camping Club.

Tomorrow, my youngest granddaughter turns ten years old.

Chicken noodle soup assembled for lunch today.

I finished my sermon“A Good Man or a Godly Man?” And recorded it as a podcast. You May listen to it here.

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2020 June 01 $30.25

Monday

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Sixty nine degrees was a good start for the day. I heated some coffee and mixed together some pancake batter. Then I sat outside and pulled pop-tops from aluminium cans … again, just like yesterday, just like last week. I will admit that I’ll be glad to have the cans gone to that great smelter in the sky … or where ever the smelter is located.

Having said that, there is something almost cathartic about the repetitiveness of the task. It made me think of snapping beans.

For those of you who had the misfortune of not having a large garden of green beans, I will explain.

After the green beans have been harvested and before they can be canned, they have to be snapped into bite size pieces. The stem end and the pointed end are discarded. The snapped beans are rinsed and prepared for canning. Since mom had a large garden, snapping beans could take hours, much like the task of removing pull tabs from one hundred and twenty pounds of cans.

Not much in the way of sunshine in the morning sky.

But at last a little bit of color.

I worked at pulling tabs for a hour or so before going inside and making and eating breakfast. Ella was still sleeping, so I went back to pulling the tabs from cans.

At some point Ella came out to join in the fun. There were several bags of cans that needed to be crushed. She chose that task. I think she just wanted to use the new can crusher. (Six dollars at Harbor Freight)

Eventually we finished with the cans and loaded them into the truck topper. Then we headed toward Marble Falls. The bottom leg of our journey, from the green marker on the right to Marble Falls on the bottom left, looks to be much shorter than the upper leg, from Marble Falls up to Burnet, then over to Liberty Hill, and then back to the green marker (home). However, in truth there is only a couple miles difference. What this map doesn’t show is all of the the up and down miles over those hills for which the Hill Country is named.

One hundred and twenty one pounds of cans converted to thirty dollars and twenty five cents. That added to last weeks, equals forty six dollars and twenty-five cents into the Grandies bank account. That will buy a book of stamps for the card ministry.

I recorded a video this morning while I was pulling those pop tops.

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