Friday, December 9, 2016


Today was Larry's best day in over three weeks. He put on clothes and drove to the doctor. I went along in case he needed help, but he did fine. The doctor said he is doing great!

Books and Food

I'm going back through Nathan Lowell's solar clipper books. The breakfasts featuring bacon, potatoes with onion, and fried eggs always sound really good.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Long Day

"I had a busy day today."
"You've had a busy three weeks."
I didn't really think he'd noticed. But I had an appointment for a hair trim. I needed a couple of onions for the stew I worked on just about all day. I changed the bags on three vacuum cleaners and vacuumed. I washed a couple of loads of clothes and mixed up another five gallons of the diy laundry detergent.
The most exciting thing was bringing up large ornaments from the basement. Larry put them out. He also walked down to the shop. It's the first sign of interest he's shown in anything except his recovery.
I was really glad to see signs that he is getting better.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


The weather is great for soup. We are about finished with the gumbo and I'm planning a roast/stew for tomorrow. I'll cook the roast until it is tender, take it out to cool, trim fat off, cut it into pieces, and return it to the pot. Then I'll add the vegetables.


Finally a guy came out to hook up the propane tank for the shop. It wasn't a big deal but lighting the pilot light and getting it to stay on took a while. After he left, Larry tried to critique my performance.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Good Earbuds

If you dropped the earbuds out the car door and close the door, dragging them bumping along the road, and they still work, it may be difficult to read left or right. I put a dab of gold paint on the right one. It looks a little chewed, but works just fine.

Monday, December 5, 2016


I cleaned out the refrigerator, emptied all the trash cans inside, put the garbage can by the road, put winter sheets on the bed and washed the summer sheets.
I also started my Christmas cards.