Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday 11/13/2010

I got up this morning, looked at those dogs with a pathetic look on their face and decided to take them for a walk.  This time, however, instead of walking them to the mountains, I got them in the car and drove over there.  It is too much of  a pain to try and get 3 very large dogs to cross Baseline road with all of that traffic.  I just would rather not.   It was about a 25 minute hike up and down mountainsides.  There were a LOT of other hikers out there, but fortunately, no other dogs.

Getting done with that, I decided to go to Home Depot.  The shower faucet in the bathroom is leaking and it's leaking on the hot water side.  Wasted water, wasted electricity.  I have a clue about these things: not fixing them will cost you FAR more than forking out the money for a new setup or parts to repair the old.  I decided to replace the whole thing because it has a bent cold water handle - I have no idea how that happened, surely one of the tenants does - and I didn't want to fool with it.

Well, I had more to write but I want to go out while it's still afternoonish time and enjoy the beautiful weather.


I also decided to stop at Fresh and Easy.  They have the cheapest turkeys on sale: 37 cents per pound, Jennie O frozen.  I don't care if a turkey is frozen or not, in the end it all tastes the same to me.  Fry's has the same exact thing - but their price is 55 cents per pound and they claimed to not have a price matching policy.  I don't know about that one, I thought they did, but the lady adamently stated they did not.  I will be checking into that here today sometime.  But it doesn't matter, I already got a 22 pounder and at a great price.  Farmer John hams also were good price at 77 cents per pound, I got one of those, too.

The trailer tenants are going to do all the work this year.   I buy, they fry.  Well, you know, they are doing the cooking.  I'm thinking of getting another turkey - much smaller so I can keep it in the freezer and then cooking it maybe in January or something.  I usually buy 2, 1 for now and then in 2 months or so when I'm not so burned out on eating endless amounts of turkey (lots of leftovers, usually) I will cook another one.

Absolutely beautiful weather out now.  It's almost 2 pm and it's like 75 degrees outside.  Gorgeous.  The fishies are doing well with it getting cold at night - but I have been running a heater in each pond for what, a week now?  It had no noticeable effect on electric usage so, they're just going to stay on, set at 75 degrees each.

Interesting day. Up early - 4:00, jolted out of deep sleep by the ridiculous phone alarm - annoying as all get out but that's the inten...