Interestingly enough, with the sun now shining in the upper windows, you can see the timbers painted black, along with a black barrier hung a foot or so behind the glass. No black paint after all. What the heck is that all about? I've never seen anything like it ... course I've never had a house with a dormer either. So the final decision was there is absolutely no reason those windows should have broken, other than they are inferior quality.
That's when I heard the word warranty ... as in lifetime warranty. Of course I wouldn't be so lucky. I went online and finally found the information, only to discover it's a lifetime for the original owner. The second owner only gets 5 years, which has expired. I'm going to have the Contractor call anyway.
Just as I was returning to the kitchen, I happened to look down at my schedule. UH OH .... I have a dentist appointment ... NOW. How did I miss that? I scrambled around, put on a little makeup, threw on a clean pair of jeans and raced out the door. I hate it when that happens!! Ninety minutes later I headed home with sparkling clean choppers, when it dawned on me it was Wednesday.
Instead of leftover leftovers, I'm going to stop by Chefanellis for some wonderful clam chowder. I gave him a five-star review on the internet. He gave me a SECOND cup of the wonderful thick white soup full of potatoes and clams for free!! Thank you Mark ... you made my day!! He also saved me from a run to the grocery store. This is four meals for me!!
Time to fix up the last of my three dutch ovens. I took it outside with my trusty little hand grinder and ground off all the lumps and bumps in the bottom. Once preheated on the stove, I rubbed it with olive oil, placed it on a sheet pan and put it in the oven at 225 degrees for 30 minutes. One more time around and she's ready for some bacon and potatoes.
No cakes or breads for a few times ... you really need to build up the seasoning for non-stick use. Baking a cake now would just make you want to throw it in the trash. I know it looks like lots of work, but really, it's rather fun to take a little extra time cooking something in a unique way. Cooking like the pioneers gives you a whole new perspective. Okay, how many just thought of the Donner Party cooking their shoe leather for dinner???
While the pot was cooking, I worked on quilt number fifteen, not that I'm counting. Only 42 to go! My cupboard is full and they are spilling out onto the floor under the sewing table. There will be NO MORE fabric for this girl for a year or two!! Now if I can just make a decision on which ones to donate!!
I am DEFINITELY going back to the Pumpkin Patch today (trying to beat the rain) to pick up a few more pumpkins for electrical cord camouflage. Big rains are predicted for the West Coast in the next two days, with beach waves upwards of 20 feet. I sure hope anyone who is camped near trees has already taken their rigs inland. I'm shocked at the number of people in motorhomes and trailers who chose to ride out the hurricane in Florida. There were MANY who regretted that decision once they saw how many trees and limbs smashed their rigs beyond repair. It's never a good idea to spit in Mother Nature's face. Just get out of Dodge!!
I do have a question for everyone .... my original Good Sam Roadside Assistance cost $169 a year. I just got my bill and it's up to $220. Like any insurance, it's always too expensive when you never use it, which I haven't. Are there any other towing plans out there and what do they charge?? Thanks in advance for your help!!