Friday, July 22, 2016


or as I like to call it, "Day Four of the Hostage Situation!"

It was hot again on Thursday, but not that humid in the morning. So, I walked outside.

I went to Ten Yen for lunch. The owner of the building they are located in is remodeling and he put two huge picture windows in front, put in can lights after removing the Chinese lantern light fixtures, etc. It looks nice, but certainly different! I had the Chicken Sub Gum with Won Ton soup and hot tea.

I walked inside in the afternoon.

There was a line of thunderstorms heading my way. I was the only one left in the office around 4:30 p.m. when the lights flickered. Oh, oh... So, I shut my computer down, just in case, and left for home. I got about a block away when the storm hit.

I drove through sheets of rain that even the highest setting of the wipers wouldn't clear. I deliberately took Plymouth Road instead of the freeway (I hate freeways in the rain) and the flooding street and rain had everybody just crawling along. My usual 10 minute drive took 30 minutes!!!

I didn't even try to work in the garage tonight. I pulled the truck in and let it drip-dry while I treated Caley.

I changed clothes and watched the news. The rain had moved on...

I used the cast iron frying pan to get a nice crust on some brats (I was going to grill them outside, but...) and then finished them off in the oven, along with some tater tots. I ate two brats on buns with mustard with some tater tots. Yes, that's right, brats and tots.

I watched TV until 9:30 p.m. and then went to bed.

Sidebar: I checked the rain gauge Friday morning and, in spite of the appearance of a torrential downpour, we only got 1/4 inch of rain here.


  1. On the plus side, you still got home early. I like the sound of brats and tots.

  2. It was fun saying it and even better eating it.