Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, and back in the deep freeze



I set my alarm early for Tuesday. I had a LOT of trash to take out. I had the two tubs of Christmas junk to take out as well as the usual stuff.

I forgot to mention, but on Monday, when I mentioned in passing I was throwing away Christmas ornaments, Courtney had said, “Oh, no! I need them! We went from a three-foot tree to a six-foot one and it was bare.” So, I went through the tubs again and pulled out as many of the useable ornaments as I could. I boxed them up and put them in the truck.

So, I printed off two labels, saying, “Please throw tubs away as well” and duct taped them to the top.

I moved the truck out (so I could get the tubs out) and left it running to warm up. It was freakin’ cold out there! I got everything out to the road, but had to walk through deep snow and my shoes and socks were wet!

I came back in the garage and decided going back inside was no longer an option. So, I left for work WAY too early. I got there about 7:05 a.m. and dragged the ornaments inside.

I found the track for my track saw inside, so I put it in the truck. One down, one to go! But, my track saw came in and I was pleased! I opened it up and got peanuts everywhere. I took it outside and put it in the truck as well.

I went to the Newburgh Grill for lunch and had the bean and ham soup with a patty melt. Then I went back to work and read a book until 1:00 p.m.

It was slow day in IT and it passed that way.

But, finally it was 5:00 p.m. and I headed home. I got the trash can in (thank god the tubs were gone!) and took the track saw and track inside.

Hell, I might just sleep with it!



I decided to deal with all the protein I bought over the weekend. So, I wrapped the chicken with three layers of cling wrap (my answer to freezer burn), divided the ground chuck into two packages of 1 pound each and then addressed the chuck roast.

I wanted that for some beef stew. So, I cut it up into one-inch chunks.





For dinner, I boiled some fresh pasta (Buitoni crab ravioli) and warmed up some jarred Alfredo sauce. I put that together and topped it with some fresh flat leafed parsley and some Parmesan cheese.



Okay, I admit it! I ate it all.

I watched NCIS and then skipped NCIS New Orleans (it was taped) and read until bedtime. It was supposed to go down to -10 degrees so I turned on the water in the downstairs sinks to drip, made sure the kitchen sink cupboard door was open and then went to bed.

2 comments:

  1. Did it ever get down near -10 or was 0 the low for the night?

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  2. No, zero was the low here. But, it was like -12 below in Port Huron!

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