Teh Squeaky Wheel
So Sven asked how many stops I have on The Big Route. In all honesty, I have never counted, but there are 4 pages which I have rearranged in order. And each page has about 15 stops on it, so about 60, and some of those are on the extra “Scene” route on Friday, along with about 10 extra stops, so around 60 on Wed. morning, and about 70 on Friday morning.
I was so tired on Thursday evening when I went to work. Although I was pretty well rested, I was sorta dragging through my first 8 hours or so. After which I start the route which is another 4 hour give or take. My feet hurt from being on them so long. Normally they don’t bother me that much as the dance sneakers that I wear are very comfortable.
I pass near my house a couple of times while on the route. I decided to go home and eat some soup on my first pass by. On my way up the first hill from the office, Harper said she’d go with me, and she did!!
It was a help, and after I stopped by home for a bit and ate a hot meal, I felt much renewed, plus I had my sweetheart’s company for the rest of the route. before continuing on, I changed my socks for a fresh pair and put on my Stompy Boots, which I like to wear on the route, because I feel less like I might twist an ankle. They have good insoles and are very comfortable.
We finished at a bit after 7 am. So I put in a full 12 hours.
I went right to sleep and did not stir until around 3 pm. When I got up, I saw that Harper had been up here and there, because a few chores had been moved along while I was asleep. I did a few more things and after a couple of hours, Harper woke up and we ended catching up on some videos we had wanted to watch.
When I woke up, I put some meat and sauce and veggies in the crockpot and then after six hours, found I had set the wait timer instead of the cook timer. So everything was still frozen. It’s cooking now, we’ll see how it all comes out. I feel pretty dumb about it.
The crock pot wasn’t bad. It had some Thai simmer sauce and coconut milk. it was hot, but a bit bland. I added more salt, some heavy cream and a couple of cans of pineapple chunks.
That made it pretty tasty. There’s a lot of it, so there are plenty of leftovers.
It could do with a bit of bell pepper or something like that. But other than that, it’s pretty tasty.
Good morning, Dv8 -- man, that’s a long work “day”. Thanks for describing it.
Kitteh Kong Caturday greetin’s, GN!
Hi, dv8 (and Harper!!1!)
…and then after six hours, found I had set the wait timer instead of the cook timer.
Glad to read it ultimately came out well, given you’ve lots of leftovers.
They painted the asphalt/fiberglass shingles!
There are some paints specifically made for this purpose. There are a number of caveats (which can easily be found online); IMO, SoCal is not a good region to do this, due to the the amount of sunlight / heat.
But it’s a relatively cheap way (short term) to change the aesthetics of a shingle roof. Hopefully, any prospective buyers’ inspectors will notice and advise them. (JimCo flat-out won’t paint shingle roofs.)
We occasionally have to paint replacement tiles of various sorts for a number of reasons; usually as a “last resort. (And paint doesn’t work on certain kinds of tile.)
Why fonts matter (aka “Found It!”):
Good morning, Fatwa -- a double heh on the fonts pic.
I wonder if they trim the undergrowth or let it go wild?
This is the case where you need the autistic consultant to give a thumbs up / thumbs down on your final design or logo.
In Portland, there was a clothing store called “Revival” But their logo/spelling was: “Reviva!” where the final ‘L’ was an exclamation point, making the perceived name of the store:
The store owners were constantly annoyed at the public for calling the store Reviva.
Classic Victim blaming, IYAM ….
Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), Fatwa, and Sven!
dv8 -- that makes for some long work days! Being able to stop at home for a meal and occasionally have Harper with you makes things much better, I’m sure.
Fatwa -- I have no idea if they used a specialty paint on the roof, but they painted the chimney the same color -- black. I’m sure that will work out well in SoCal. It will be interesting to see how long before the new owners re-roof the place. I’m sure the roof will look like hell when the paint starts flaking off.
Hey, Sven and Paddy!
Almost forgot: Happy Stalin’s Death Day!
Stopped to get gas just now. Prices have jumped like $.35/gal this past week
$5.33/gallon? Ouch! And yes, prices have jumped significantly in just the last few days.
And that was with my $.10 discount for paying with cash. To be fair, that was 92 octane, but the cheapest blend, 89, was $5.13/gallon.
we can’t even get 92 octane up here.
All the stations’ premium is 91.
ours is still under $4 even for premium. I’ve seen some gas over $6 though, in some other areas of the country.
Good afternoon everyone.
Finally off TOR after a number of days of the wheel not working on Suddenlink.
Ate some of my crockpot leftovers. For some reason, stuff like that always tastes better on subsequent days.
Went to three stores looking for some hypoallergenic toothpaste to which Harper is not allergic. The one I was looking for was nowhere to be found. I hope the one I did find will be ok.
Bought a few staples; topped up the Dairy; checked on the prescriptions; almost none were ready.
I’m glad it’s only Saturday. I can take it easy. But I wish I could get myself to go out the door again and go see someone.
Also, just a note on last night’s cooking:
I love the Instant Pot. It pretty much does everything. It even replaces your rice cooker, but I still have a nice one from costco I like to use.
It doesn’t double as a deep fryer. I kinda wish I had a Fry Daddy or something.
I remember when we were very young, we used to use a deep cast iron pot for deep frying. Very dangerous and messy though. I wouldn’t dream of doing so today, so I bake my fries and chicken strips and things like that whenever I happen to make them.
I’m generally not that big on air frying as a substitute, and the smaller deep fryers I’ve seen at walmart haven’t seemed like something you would want unless you used them all the time.
When I was a kid, we had a “Fry Baby.” the advantage there was that it had a lid that enabled you to store the grease in the fryer. They still make the “Fry Daddy” which is bigger but still has the same kind of lid.
I might get one.
Sometimes you just want something crunchy.
If you’re doing keto or balancing carbs/proteins, you have few options.
The only cheap one is pork rinds.
Lucky I like ’em.
Still I would gladly eat a whole box of Triscuits if I could.
The Baken-ets sweet southern heat BBQ flavor are pretty good. They keep me from eating said box of Triscuits.
I’ll have to try them!!