Good afternoon! It is a sunny 80 degrees on the porch with blue skies and white fluffy clouds.
When Brandy and I took a walk out front today I stopped to pick up some branches that the storms had knocked down and took them to the side of the drive. I will drag them to the burn pile later. While we were out I spotted this.
I know there are more out under some trees in the side yard but I need to cut down the bushes that have grown up around them.
I met with my children yesterday to let them know what I plan to do now with Jay gone. It will take some time but we have a tentative plan to accomplish my goal. I also explained the financial situation to them, not asking for money, but to make them aware I will need their help because I won’t be able to afford hiring it done. Then we had a little lunch and reminisce a bit.
Speaking of lunch–I had made oven-fried chicken (12 pieces) and a chocolate cake with blue frosting and sprinkles. As I was frosting the cake I heard a loud crack. One of the glass baking dishes broke and glass and grease was very where. I managed to take the other dish out of the oven and placed the contents on paper towels. I took that dish turned it upside down over the dishwasher door and hear clink (it had glass in it too). So the next step was to pitch all the chicken and glass into the wastebasket. I continued to frost the cake but it didn’t seem right either.
On the way down to Wes’ house for the meeting I picked up KFC. When it came time for the cake after lunch I found it dried out and burned on the bottom so that was dumped out too at Wes and Deb’s house.
Today I check the oven with a thermometer and found that the oven heats to 50 degrees higher than it is set for. Duh! no wonder I had failures. I don’t know if Avery can fix it until I get a hold of him–I left word. In the meantime the the stove top burners work fine.
Life is just full of surprises!
Take care everyone!