Glad you liked it :) Starting to creep out from under the sickie rock now that Bryan and I have some meds. We really haven't felt well. ED BD. The greenhosue is done and most of the first flower terrace and I hope to do some comixes to show off our hard work soon. Glad to eat the fridge saga is finally over! Sounds like adoptions are going well. Hope the storm did cause much damage. I can't believe some parts of the midwest and east are still getting snow! We have had relaly nice weather in the mid tohigh 60 and predicted to be 70 on Easter.
Oh dear...you really sound as though you need SEVERAL days off. I hope you get them after Easter. We have no plans for Easter other than to go to the Plaza and watch the festivities (the Cathedral is right off the Plaza, and on Good Friday people walk up to 100 miles to Chimayo carrying crosses and so on. Those who survive go to Easter Mass and then there are bells ringing and free food and a sort of community see-your-friends.) Glad about your new fridge! New appliances are fun...especially if they work and get delivered when promised! I'm back to Mayo for a check-up...maybe I didn't tell you...we leave on April 24 and will visit John's Phoenix son while there.
The deck project will drag on as it is a fair amount of work and pretty boring until I get to refinish. I work until the boredom sets in and then i call it a day. I could make it a three day project but where's the fun in that? One of the rollers on a shower door popped off and the screw went down the drain. It's not a big deal to replace the rollers but while I had the doors down I decided to clean everything really good and replace some caulking in the corner that picked up some mildew I couldn't get out. I got that all wrapped up this afternoon so I'm well pleased with myself. I'm making scalloped potatoes to go with the ham on Easter for the family. I'm trying a new recipe so I'm making it tonight as a test run. I hate making something for the first time and serving it to family...even something as straight forward as scalloped spuds. I guess that's a good news bad news on the kitten season front. It will be fun to have more of them around to play with but they all need good homes, too. Your screen project doesn't sound like much fun. At the risk of sounding sexist...don't you have a friend you'd like to cook a meal for? Cooking is a lot more fun than repairing screens. Heck, I'd be happy to fix dinner for some guy if he came and did some of the more unpleasant chores around here.
Three adoptions seems light relative to what you guys were typically doing, right? Still that's a huge impact on those three little lives. That storm sounds nasty. Is that typical for this time of year? That'll screw up those walks for sure. I'll bet you smile each time you walk past that new fridge! I'm glad you got just what you wanted. I'm entertaining myself with sanding and refinishing my deck and re-caulking my shower and repairing the shower doors. And they say I don't know how to have a good time. On the plus side, there's a pork butt on the smoker. It went on at 7:30 this morning and the patio smells wonderful...when my nose isn't full of sawdust.
Hurray for the new fridge! Boo on having to wait to stock it. I could probably spend 24 hours just dreaming up my shopping list but you'll likely be doing a big transfer from your other unit, right? Even that is a good excuse to make sure everything is current. I go on a chinese food kick every so often with long stretches in between. I often find that I have to restock everything when a new kick starts. I'm often shocked at how old some stuff is. Mmmmm...ribeyes... Charred rare is how I like 'em. Start with an incredibly hot fire and put a good sear on them while leaving the inside nice and red. Of course that means a nice thick cut to start with. Yum!
Grats on your new chillification device! I was despairing that you'd ever get that solved so I can only imagine how you felt. Radiation really does take it out of a person. It's good of you to help out with the driving and support. It's not fun that it brings up those memories. Sigh... Now Bone-in Ribeyes is a much happier topic. I'm pretty much a purist when it comes to steak. I just do a rub of garlic powder and kosher salt and then add some pepper once it comes off the grill. I've never been one for sauces on steak. I don't mind some sauteed mushrooms and onions on the side though.
We got THE PENS! Of course, there was a little "marital moment" -- who would get what color...but it was resolved without violence. They are so Cute! (John was cute too. He saw that the first one was a pen but not that it came apart in the middle. He kept trying to make ink come out of the kitteh's...well, you know...) John had to have some plastic surgery for a small skin cancer...nothing serious, all fixed, except now he has what he calls a "pirate's scar" which will disappear when the stitches go. So I haven't been on...we had to go to ABQ for it. Also haven't walked, but today the walking resumes!//We are really hoping your road trip gets assembled. We think La Fonda is the place for you. The most fun, for sure...also, the restaurant is nice, as Syl and Bryan can testify...we had a wonderful, incredibly enjoying time there. Best guacamole EVER, made right at the table.
Squeeee - got it yesterday! Love them! Busy, busy with the greenhouse - all done except need a garden dirt delivery, flooring came in, Bryan's bro from AZ visiting, picking up RV from repair shop today, pick up irrigation tubing and emitters, drop MIL's laundry off Arrgh :0 Will try to call tonight.
I'm OK! We had a couple of visitors for the weekend. Nothing that would make me lose my mind, like the last one. Also the weather has been nasty...snow/sleet, COLD, awful winds. I admit...I admit...I admit that I haven't had a walk for three days. That will change today! How are you? Petco? Hand?