Discussion in 'Front Porch Chat' started by Grimm, Dec 18, 2017.
Well you do a good job.
Can't find my glasses! SupportG, aren't those soybeans? How big is the field? To hilly around here for a field to be bigger than 80-100 acres...
Replaced the latch handle on my old trucks tailgate... now I can open it with 2 fingers... I've fought that latch for years... had I known it'd only take 20 minutes to replace I'd have done this years ago.
Funny... most of the vids on youtube showing how to change the latch handle assy. involve replacing it with the tailgate attached to the truck... silly. It only takes 20 seconds to remove the tailgate and lay it on something flat... The easy way to replace the latch.
I built the rifle. Ran find when I sighted in the iron sights.
What was growing beside the corn? I didn't see the residue in the last pic from the corn.
Soybeans are growing next to them.
I sent 2 Ruger 10/22 trigger assemblies to Brimstone Gunsmithing in Camas Washington. Got them back today so I cleaned the guns, replaced the extractors, changed the charging handle on my wife's rifle and replaced the stock on my rifle with an Archangel stock.
Those triggers are so smooth and crisp I can't believe they are the same ones. They do 3 tiers of work and all of them are worth the money.
My trigger breaks at 1 pound 13 oz and my wife's at 2 pounds 8 oz.
A well spent $120 for the pair.
Yes that is soybeans next to our corn field. The fields around here pretty much butt up to each other.
That field is 3 acres. Other places in our company will grow thousands of acres of corn and soybeans. Are plant is on the lower end. Some year 300 acres, other years 500 acres.
Body aches, slight fever, started last night. Didn't do much today. Did watch too many Youtubes. Also, the Virginian, Waltons, and Little House.
@Amish Heart of all people, you may need to slow down and take a rest. I hope you get sleep, good food someone else prepared, and some quiet!
Hope it goes away fast Amish.
Congratulations @phideaux on your anniversary and of course that you are healing well on your own without further medical care for your knee.
@Amish Heart get better soon and try and relax a bit and heal. I know you are like me and we are energiser bunnies which is sometimes not a good thing to do. Great you are relaxing watching movies.
Yesterday was an early start and we headed up to a large town 70 odd kilometres one way to get a head scan for DH. Yes you guessed it even after him being knocked out and his head hitting boulders or large rocks on a tank road in his military accident they didn't do a head scan to find out if there was any brain trauma . We are trying to work out whether his memory loss is brain trauma related or PTSD or a combination of both. He also had a full blood test the day before to see what else is going on there too which checks for vitamin, mineral, hormone levels etc.
After that we went and got my hair professionally cut at a salon and that was great and a rare treat as DH usually trims my hair. This time I needed it thinned out as it is so thick and DH wanted to do something special for me out of his tax refund cheque (he is a sweetie).
Then off to a few variety stores where we priced kettles, slippers for DH and pillows for the bed. We found the cheapest store for all of them and purchased everything there saving $51 over other stores.
Afterwards we went and had an all you can eat pizza buffet for the two of us which we paid for out of the DVA meal allowance that DH gets for his medical trips. It was nice and filled us up for the drive home.
This morning so far I have stain removed some clothing, put on a load of washing and hung it on the line and set the grey water off from the grey water tank to water 1/4 of the back lawn (well dead looking grass really). DH followed up with the same another load of washing routine.
shelling peas again tonight. tomorrow it's tomatos and peppers.
Today after work, I made a batch of soap as we are nearly out of laundry soap, finished up a batch of tomato sauce (7 more jars,) mowed all but the little section of lawn - had to stop so I could start supper, and got all the dishes for those various tasks washed up. Just sat down - almost my bed time.
@Amish Heart You might soak in an Epsom salt bath - detoxifying and helps with the aches and pains. Get well please.
@Sewingcreations15 Hope they are able to help hubby. And how sweet indeed that he took you to the beauty parlor
Thank you @LadyLocust I hope they can help DH too and think they have already as he is far more relaxed and less nervy now they have taught him some coping mechanisms in situations that stress him.
Round 2 of today is that we pulled out a kitchen cabinet in the kitchen so we can fit in our new 90 cm wide oven when the electrician gets here next week, super excited. We purchased the oven new in January on sale and then got a quote from a friend who is an electrician and the quote was exorbitant so we saved. I then asked DH to get quotes from local electricians and the quote we are going with is $300 - $400 instead of $1300 so a huge saving there. We cleaned up behind the unit we pulled out by sweeping the kitchen unit and underneath but just have to scrub the wall and paint the wall behind and the side of the cabinet where the sink is installed. We carried the huge old kitchen cabinet downstairs with much groaning as the thing weighs a ton. We have decided we will clean this up and use it for a tool cabinet downstairs to free up another 3 door cabinet down there for linen.
DH also put together the stainless steel bench we purchased to go beside the sink and leveled it with a glass of water as for the life of us we can't find our spirit level but no doubt it will turn up when we don't need it . One of the many joys of having a husband with memory loss is rediscovering where he puts things .
Before the kitchen bench rip out and installation of the s/s bench DH washed the dishes, cleaned the benches and I wiped the dishes and put them away. We just took the 2 loads of clean washing off the clothesline and brought it upstairs. DH has just set the drip irrigation system off to water the newly planted vegetable garden beds, put some water out for the kangaroos and wallabies ( a 4 lt container full) and watered the potted fruit and herb plants.
Tonight's dinner will be mince and vegetable stir fry and maybe tinned fruit for dessert.
Brought Oreo home yesterday. He was so mis-represented to us. Told them we wanted an older dog that was hopefully house trained and we got a 6 month old pup (according to vet's paper when we picked him up) who has definitely not spent time in any house. And chases the goats. We are trying to stick it out and I know he is trying, just really young with no discipline. Very exhausting! Taking Peanut to get her haircut this morning. Not sure what else yet.
A dog crate can be your best friend for the first 2 years. Train, train, train.
We are crating him at night and trying to discipline him during the day. I think we need prayers!
What breed of dog?
Going to meet my best friend the Doc , for a hot dog. Yeah it's an hour each way but worth it. Good times and good food.
At 5:30 this morning I met up with a several dozen LEO's, veterans, active duty military, firefighters, and a couple Paramedics/EMT's at the tallest building in town. We went up and down the fire tower stair case until each of us made the 2,226 steps of the World Trade Center. I did it in shorts and a t-shirt but some did it in full bunker or duty gear. There were no reporters, no press releases, no photographers, no social media posts, and no fanfare. We did it for the first responders who went up and down those stairs saving lives and sacrificing themselves in the process. We did it for us.
Feeling 50% better than yesterday today, but did a lot this morning, so taking a rest now. Got the gas tank filled up, picked up mail, when to do my three grocery store rounds, and dropped off a trunkload to the thrift store. The big plastic tubs of mixed greens were being cleared out at 99 cents a tub, so I bought 8 of them for our animals. 6 caramel apples for $2....the grandkids will be happy to see. I also found good buys on beef for fajitas for Saturday night, and three whole chickens to cook at $3 each. Price per lb was 59cents, but that includes all that liquid they pump into the chicken to make it look plump(er). I was showing the difference to the grandkids when we recently butchered, and what a "real" (not tampered with) chicken looks like. Big difference. I bought 10 packages of their (seconds) vegetables for $1 a package..mostly bell peppers and squash, and that'll go in the dehydrators. My caller ID was saying I was getting a call from Donald J Trump. Thought that was funny. He is coming here just down the road on Monday to speak. Although it would be great to be there, I don't go to crowded places ever. And this state hates his guts. Hopefully security is at its best! I'm hoping he'll be aired live, without the crazy commentary.
Drove back down to the desert house to pack up more stuff.
Spent the afternoon out on our little lake. Might be the last time this year?
It was 38* this morning! Got up to 73*
I picked veggies from the garden. I have a 5 gallon bucket full of Roma tomatoes I need do something with and a lot more to pick.
I have enough of them canned so I guess I'll give away the rest.
I can't even get anyone to come over and pick them for free.
Piled some squash and cucumbers on the free table by may mailbox hoping somebody takes them.
I say it every year but next year the garden is going to be smaller.
We finally got around to cleaning out the pump house. There was stuff in there for over 30 years so a lot went into my dump run trailer.
It's weird seeing empty shelves in there. I have a pick up load to take to the Christian school thrift store tomorrow.
We have enough room now we can store a lot of extra things to make room in the small kitchen. My wife is happy about that.
Roma tomatoes make great spaghetti sauce.
Put $1.00 sign on the stuff by road and they will kill each other to get it.
I tried to give free watermelon one year...my dad said put $1 on them and sure nough they disappeared , honor system box.
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