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Whew! Busy, Productive Day!

Friday, February 19, 2021

Today I got a few things checked off my to-do list. Yay!!

First off, I made sausage and cut up a smoked ham into slices yesterday, so today I made up the bags for vacu-sealing. By the time I'd finished vacu-sealing the ham slices, the repair man showed up with the replacement part for my oven (an ignighter).

I swear, the renters that were in this house last were absolute pigs! You would not have believed the grease on both sides of my stove when it was pulled out to access the back! I actually had to scrape it off the sides, but at least now it's clean.

Before I could get the sausage out of the fridge to weigh and vacu-seal it, I got a call from another window company - Could they come by to measure my windows? Well, of course! Really nice man - took great care and attention. Let's hope he can beat the last quote!

So now I have a working oven! Yay!! Tonight I made Kotopulo mi Patates Avgolemono - Lemon-roasted chicken and potatoes. I'd just gotten it into the oven when I got a call from the lady that wanted to pick up my packing boxes and stuff - She was running late. But that's okay, because I now have a shed that no longer is completely stacked with boxes! Yay!!

Now, don't get me wrong - I've still got some boxes and packing material that I've got to break down and stuff into white garbage bags so the garbage service with take them. It's either that or I'll have to find a way to take them to the dump or burn them in the back yard. Boxes I'll burn - plastic and styrofoam I'll break down for the trash. I just don't think it's the best thing to be burning in the back yard.

Today was cold and cloudy this morning, but the sun came out around 2:00 pm, and it did warm up a little, around 50, in the afternoon. Tomorrow morning will be in the low 30's. I'll be so glad when I can finally get these windows replaced! Even with the heat mat, it's been hard to get the tomatoes all germinated. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70 - 80 degrees. Today, the soil temp never got above 68. Hopefully tomorrow it will warm up a little more. Next year, however, with new, energy efficient windows, starting seeds should get a lot easier.
Thankfully, the days were warmer at the beginning of the week, and I've got a pretty decent stand.



It's getting past my bedtime, folks! I'm up by 4:00 or 5:00, so I've got to wind down and get some shut eye.

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  • SHOAPIE
    I’d say you deserve some shut eye. You are always so busy. I came out of hibernation today. Beautiful sun and temps of 18. So nice to be out of the subzero temps. Nice walk with my dog too. emoticon
    54 days ago
  • MRSLIVINGWELL
    I'd do a lasagna garden with all those boxes! Tomato plants look great. I have some pepper seedlings on my windowsill, but the indoor air temp is 69, so they aren't exactly happy.
    54 days ago
  • REMBRY
    no doubt a busy whirl wind .. productive day .. a much deserved rest ..
    everything is falling in to place ..
    the new windows will a benefit on every level ..
    hard to believe just how filthy some people live .. or perhaps like a lot of people they are afraid to pull out the gas stove.. I love my gas stove had one 40 years ago .. then always electric .. only gas again these past couple of years .. but such instant and constant heat ... my gas range I'm sure is as old as the house .. so one day soon I expect to have issues with it .. until then I will bless it daily with my praise ..

    the weather has warmed up significantly here .. it will be 40 today .. we are headed to the cottage ... it will be nice to walk the point for the first time this year ... home again late Sunday .. then back there for me for a few days to do up the spring cleaning .. all except the exterior of the windows I dont think it will be warm enough to do that but the rest can be done .. last year right after spring clean they locked down access to the cottage only permanent residents could be there .. sure hoping that doesn't happen again .. but what will be will .. guaranteed ..

    good job finding a new home for the packing boxes .. that would have freed up a lot of space .. little by little ..

    Have an off the charts Saturday .. huge hugs ..
    54 days ago
  • PRAIRIECROCUS
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    Good for you !
    emoticon for sharing !
    55 days ago
  • MARIEALBERTA
    Portable shelves are really good for extra items along unused vertical spaces and make great room dividers with and without some light filtered through. Boxes can be kept discreetly until after the warranty period , and leave you to focus goals.
    55 days ago
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