Thursday, October 22, 2015

Humpty Dumpty Day

It was warm again on Wednesday morning, but sprinkling when I went into work.

Sidebar: This is supposed to be the last day with highs in the 70’s until next spring. Sigh…

I went outside for my morning walk, but it started raining before I was half-way through. So, I finished it in the shop.

I went to Ten Yen for lunch and got my favorite. Then I went to Lowe’s and checked out the rolls of 3-inch insulation to see how long they were (32 feet) to figure out how much I need for the new garage wall.

Back home after work, I treated the cat and changed clothes. I started the Wednesday night wash then went out back to work on the rest of the fall cleanup.

I drained the reflecting pool with a bucket as best I could. Then I threw in a 2x4 to let the ice crunch instead of the washtub. I replaced the garbage bag on the 3/4 inch sheet of plywood (the old one was in tatters) and covered it up. I put a rag on it and topped it with a paver block.

Next, I covered the west-side vent to the crawl space with another sheet of plywood and secured that with another chunk of concrete.

Note: There is a north side vent as well that I don't block off (to prevent mold in the crawl space) but this seems to keep the floors warmer in the winter.

Then I went out front with the wheelbarrow and cut down all the rest of the plants. I finished up in the dark.

I was gonna make Jake’s chili mac & cheese, but found I had no chili!

Sidebar: This is what happens when you decide you don’t need an extensive pantry!!!

So, I just made a box of mac & cheese for dinner.

I watched the taped NCIS New Orleans and then went to bed before 9:00 p.m.


  1. "I was gonna make Jake’s chili mac & cheese, but found I had no chili!"

    Dad, when you say these things you are letting Jake believe that it's yummy...I love him but that is not delicious.

  2. Hmmm... Maybe its a German thing, because I really like it!

  3. Yas! It's delicious. Shame on your pantry.

  4. Well, in my pantry's defense, I can't get Hormel HOT chili around here. I have to go to the Kroger's on Ford Road...