By the way, she made Outback’s Creamy Onion Walkabout Soup (I found the recipe on-line and sent it to her). They don’t serve it at OUR Outback anymore (figures), but apparently still serve it at others. If the one near you still has it, let me know. Maybe I’ll go and visit! Haha! J
|BBQ Bacon-wrapped Shrimp - YUM!|
|Salad & fixin's along with way too much corn!|
She fixed all this food for five of us. We managed to eat most of it anyway (the soup and shrimp disappeared, that’s for sure).
For dessert, she made strawberry shortcake. Well, strawberry fixin’s and angel food cake. There was a little bit left and I CLAIMED it yesterday. Mine, mine, mine!
I was a bit disappointed she couldn’t stay past dinner (she usually spends the night), but she had to work on Sunday and didn’t want to make the drive back then. I had my son bring over “Despicable Me,” too! Oh well… Guess I’ll save it for another time.
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I don't know about you, but it always seem like when one thing needs fixing, others follow suit. Almost as if they conspire together just to mess with me. Well I say: Cut it out!
My daughter has been driving our truck (until she finds a car she can afford). A few weeks ago she complained about some strange noise in the back. Turned out to be the universal joint. Friday she complained about the brakes squeaking. Turned out all four needed to be replaced! Should we be glad she’s driving it and discovering these problems or worried she’s causing them? Hmmm…
If the problems had just stuck with the truck, I probably wouldn’t suspect collusion.
Friday I washed a load of towels. No problem. Saturday I started my weekly wash. The cycles on the machine were not advancing. A load I started at 7:30 was still running at 10:45 (yeah, I don’t always pay attention, especially when I’m doing something else). I have to call a repairman today. Sure hope they can come over quickly and that it’s not pricy. Can’t really afford a new washer (especially since this one isn’t all that old) and don’t relish going to the Laundromat.
And lastly, there’s the upstairs shower. Not sure if I ever mentioned that here before. It had been leaking (this wet hole in the ceiling was a good indication). The plumber wasn’t sure what was causing it without cutting a hole in the ceiling and bringing in another plumber, but thought MAYBE water was seeping in through the faucet, especially since there wasn’t a notch in the cover to drain the water. When he pulled it free, you could see where water had gotten in it before, just from the lime deposits inside. He put in a notch and replaced it. So far it has stopped the drips, but the ceiling hasn’t really dried out, either. I’m giving it another week. If it’s still damp, then I’ll have to call him back. I sure hope it’s dry. Then we’ll only have to worry about fixing the ceiling.
So, do you suspect conspiracy when more than one thing breaks down within a short amount of time? Or do your belongings love you?
(turning **mumble, mumble** years old in 3 wake ups!)