Archive | October 30, 2006

fun afternoon

Today for an hour I got to test three different ATV’s for comfort.  These are brand new and very nice and since it is 65 degrees and sunny out it was a great way to pass the time.  I’ll end up doing a bit of work at home but that’s ok.


Yesterday I started my first yeast bread, I went home at lunch to do step two and three and hopefully tonight I can cook it and it will taste like bread.   In the efforts of eating healthier stuff, fresh bread chemical free should be better for us.  Unless I messed it up, then store bought bread might be safer.   My first problem is I could not get the 4th cup of flour to mix in so it has about 3.3 cups.  My second problem is finding a place that is warm for rising… we have vent heat so no handy radiator for it to sit on.   So from the bread makers, is sun good or bad for dough?  How about starter, does it need light?  I don’t want to poison us with mold.


Ok, time to go home and get going on home projects.  I’ll alert the media if I make passing fair bread.

Weekend Review

I had a wonderful no plans, no travel weekend.  We started out with our regular trip to T&K’s where we saw their cute kids and the baby is at least twice the size she started and still looks a lot like T.   Saturday we slept in until 8 and then I played a mindless computer game, cake mania for hours.  I started out with the trial version from Pogo but you can only play that for an hour before you have to buy the game for $20.   I looked around the internet and found that shockwave, for a small fee, lets you play cake mania plus a ton of other silly yet fun mindless games for unlimited time.   So I was frivolous with that for awhile while I was doing laundry.  Lars and I went out shopping in Maplewood and we got some stuff at Jo-Anns for Halloween, Lars picked out a big rubber ugly rat.   After that we went to appliancesmart to look at refrigerators for when ours eventually dies.  We have decided we want a white one, with the freezer on the bottom, no door icemaker (because we seldom use ice and it takes up a ton of room), and we want the type that has two refrigerator doors.   They run in the $900 range so we can be ready to buy when this one dies.  After that we went to the regular mall to pick up a few things and we ended up at Games By James with a new game.   We went over to the neighbors and played until way to late and celebrated daylight savings time with them.


Sunday I did Halloween decorations and cleaned a bunch and then went to G2 to go to SR Harris.   I got a great piece of white leather I’m going to make into a wrack for Lars and I got everything I need for Ambrose’s gift.  This week I need to start sewing and since I’ve finished all the miscellaneous winterizing tasks like plasticing the windows and turning off the outside faucets I can get going on inside stuff.   I, as always, have homework to do and cake mania is calling my name….


Work promises to be fun again this week, I’ll be running around all tomorrow and in training most of Wednesday so nothing better go wrong.