Good luck on the dog.
The Candles sound super cool. Great idea. Have no idea what Fruit Loops smell like. LOLOL
Sorry about the heat. I think you mean 6am for here as I go by DLS time. For that's when dawn breaks here.
My YDGD is making plans with the egd who I don't want here anymore due to her rude behavior to me.
Boy will be picking up food for me I can't buy anywhere that is available to me. So I called him and said Egd should NOT come up here. So he will pick up Ydgd and bring her here with: groceries, starter fluid for mower and air compressor for well - low on air pressure which is what is wrong with the tank. He will then take my empty H2o 5 gal jugs back with him and fill to bring back next trip up.
So Ydgd will not be staying for then an hour. Which is fine. She was to be here for three days but it is now just over 1 day including travel time. At least I can see her for a bit.
Ok back to what I was going to post about. I bought 6 12 oz bottles of Concentrated broth: 2 chicken, 2 beef, 2 veggie.
They are produced by www. Kitchen Accomplice.com
2 teaspoons in 1 cup of water makes 1 cup of broth. This will work for me as I don't have room to store large bottles/boxes of broth.
Will post on I can how it turned out. I am getting rather itchy to make Tamale soup. It's a summer meal for me. LOL
The box is small enough to fit on a shelf with my soups & veggies.
I have been weeding out the tall awful grasses. I like ones that are ornamental. But the ones I'm pulling out are ugly and the root systems for for not just inches for feet.
I am also going to put up a new window insulation. I bought three boxes originally. 1 box can do every window here. But Charlie, the cats and Chance have tore or managed to ripe the plastic I put up 2 years ago. It really lasts a long time and works like charm. My windows are NOT double paned and do not keep out the heat or the cold. But this plastic works pretty good.
I have been eating large meals. for breakfast and lunch. More on I can with details. But mostly likely posting tomorrow.
I also had to reorg the bird feeders. I had two umbrellas in the Oak by the back steps for 3 years or maybe 4.
I used an old parrot floor stand. I removed the u shaped metal support that two metal food cups screwed onto. The stand was removed 3 years ago. So I managed to remove the tattered umbrella. But the one that is still intact works fine. I will send photos but it may take 3 emails all totaled.
I am so glad I got rid of the original set up. I can now access the clothes line by walking through the two oak trees. It looks so much nicer now. I also weeded around the base of the Lantana bushes by the fence by the road. Another photo. Plus I will send you photos of my lattice fence by the gate in the driveway.
Money has been flowing out the door. ARRRGH!!!
Can't do anything about it. AM hoping in August to ge caught back up to buy the well and have it installed in Sept.
Ok I hate to say this but the weather here has been fantastic. I am not kidding when I say the the days have felt very much like So. California Days.
That is a blessing compared to the usually 100 to 111 degree days during the summer. Plus living just off the Gulf of Mexico and with the BaJa Peninsula to the west...humidity is usually unbearable. This year is blissful. In fact there are days that remind me of Days in Michigan that are perfect with a lovely little breeze, a bit of humidity and just enough sun to get a tan.
I can't believe how hot your temps are getting. More like desert temps. I am praying you all make it through this horrid spell. I am almost afraid to guess about the winter.
I would not be surprised if TX ts slammed by a freeze from Canada. The power is not being fixed or prepped for another freeze event. Stupid politicians. Do send some good thoughts for the Texas Democrats to succeed.
At least I didn't lose power but did have power outages. Plants will have to be moved into my bedroom to prevent them from freezing as my bedroom is warmest spot in the house.
What a mess. Well, all we can do is pray for everyone to wake up. Unfortunately all those people whose failing governments are killing their citizens have no recourse. SAD! SAD! SAD!
OK Good luck with your new dog. May the BEARS stay away. Candles lit for all your family.
Hope to send "my" email tomorrow, along with photo emails. LOL
Take care of yourself.
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