We had a continuation of last week's dry weather, until Thursday/Thursday night, when it rained. I don't see but a small chance of rain for the next 10 or so days. The days have ranged from 50's, when it was raining, to about 75. Nights have been from low 40's through 50's. However, they are saying that it will get down into the 30's all next week, brrrr. But, at least that's not unusual for this time of year. It's usually pretty cold at night around Thanksgiving, with clear, beautiful, but bracing days.
I got a real treat this week. Ds made us sticky buns, which were delicious. Pretty much we never get food without making it, so it was really nice. I will make them for us next month.
Actually, while they had a brown sugar-cinnamon-raisin filling, they somehow had an apple fritter vibe. So, when I make them next month, I am considering adding cooked, cubed apples to the filling.
As you know, Krypto wasn't well, so that took all of our time for a couple of days, plus losing sleep when he was up all night.
Other than that, most of my week was spent making lists, doing math, etc.
I did get a call from the woman from S.N.A.P. She left a message on Ds's phone, but she didn't leave her personal #, which I'm supposed to call. So, I guess that I will call back the number that I originally called, and let her know that I didn't get the #.
I'm hoping to go through more things this weekend. I've about got my Dec. & Jan. menus finished, along with a good portion of my shopping list, so now I can move on to other things.
This week Ds and Dh moved some things out of Ds's old 'room' up here, so that we can move some things from the old house up here, and put them in there. That way we can go through things at our leisure over the winter and beyond, when the weather's dry, and we have spare time.
Getting things up here will take a while, as it will be when there's extra time, backs allow, etc., but the way to do it has been cleared, at least.
In between I hope to put some food in the freezer. I picture it like being a squirrel putting away acorns for the winter. If all went well, I would do some each day for the next week or two, which, along with what I can make after shopping in a couple of weeks, would put the majority of our meals through February in the freezer. We will see, as it's a lot of work, plus I rely on Dh to break down the meat...if I can get some, here's hoping...and cut the hard veges, like carrots. But, if we can manage it, it will be well worth it!
The pull rope broke on the small generator. No, that's not true, it didn't break, it was sawn through. We had just replaced it within' the month or so, but today Dh found the handle plus about 2" of it lying on the ground.
Apparently, according to Ds, that will happen, and continue to happen, if the generator begins to wear, and after this ridiculous amount of use, I can believe that.
He will have to carve out about 30 mins. tomorrow evening, after work, to fix it so that it can be pulled again. If it goes off before that, we will have to run the big generator, which I generally only do these days when cooking. I'm sure that everyone has noticed the price of gas...
This means, according to Ds, that at some point coming up, I'll need to replace the starter. What that means, cost-wise, I do not know.
The deer have been all over the place this week. On the road, up our driveway, at the other house. There's one late baby who's still pretty small. I hope that the winter isn't too harsh for her.
A skunk has been coming around, but we don't see him.
My fall birds are still singing like it's spring.
Well, I've got to get some sleep soon, as I have to get up and watch...cartoons! Yep, watch cartoons. I'm going through some DVD's to watch the cartoons on them, and find out which episodes are on them, etc. so that no one doubles up on them for Thyri. A grandmother's work is never done!
That's all from this neck of the woods. How was your week?
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