Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hump Day

It was warmer on Wednesday, as foretold.

I went to Big Boy for lunch and got the cup of chicken soup and the half turkey sandwich on multi-grain bread. The soup was good (after adding some salt) but I couldn't finish the half sandwich.

I finally got my estimate for the new fuse box. Recap: I already paid $849.00 for this job. But, they want an additional $790.00 to bring my electrical system up to code.

Sidebar: I don't think my brother Carl paid this much for his upgrade...

But, I'm tired of fighting with the old box (and I don't want the house to burn down), so I scheduled the job for Friday, October 28th.

Back home after work, I watched the news for a while. Then I went out back.

I took down the three hanging plants. They went into the compost heap. Then I pulled all the plants out of the raised bed vegetable garden. I chatted a bit, first with my neighbor Rick. Then I talked a longer while with his wife Tammy. Both complained about their garden's output this year and getting almost no tomatoes.

Sidebar: I had the same problem. I got a lot of cherry tomatoes, but no heirloom or Italian tomatoes.

They blamed it on the heat and no rain this year.

Maybe. But I watered and have always heard that tomatoes LOVE heat. So, I don't know...

Anyway I talked too long to get out the drip hose. A new project for the next warm day.

Back inside, I warmed up a can of chili for dinner. I tried the Wolf brand Jake recommended, instead of my usual Hormel. Hmmm... I think it had a better taste, but far fewer kidney beans. I don't know. I'm on the fence on this one.

I watched some taped PBS shows about ancient Greece and then went to bed.


  1. I think it had a better taste, but far fewer kidney beans. I don't know. I'm on the fence on this one.

    Would you rather pay for meat or beans? You could always buy a can of kidney beans and keep them around to supplement. Makes better chili mac. I always thought there were too many beans in Hormel.

  2. Really? I like the beans, myself.