Monday, May 22, 2017

I'm Off Again!!

Boy am I glad THAT'S over with.  The last breakfast I volunteer to cook is over and done with for the summer.  Temperatures are too hot in this neck of the woods.  Just to prove it, it got up to 99 yesterday at my house.  It's not the cooking or the company, it's getting up at 4:30 in the morning!!

Our normal pancake flipper didn't show up until late, but the backup crew did a great job.  They go with the best ... Krusteaz mix.  Of course if you put enough syrup on them like I do, even cardboard  tastes good.
I got there at 6:15, yawning all the way, in time to turn the ovens on high.  Not the newest of ovens, you have to crank the knob up to 500 to get a reasonably good temperature to cook the hash browns.  Slathering them with butter helped a lot.
My favorite, absolutely the greasiest, Farmer John sausage is always a hit.  By the time you leave the buffet line with eggs added to your plate, it's full and running over.  You definitely get your $6.00 worth here.  
When 10:30 rolled around, I was quick to head out the door.  I did finally discover the sprinkler timer was one day off (no ghosty), so with that fixed, I started the rounds, checking all the sprinkler heads.  There must be some reason there are huge brown patches on the lawn.

I replaced four heads that weren't putting out any water at all, and found three large unused ones in the garage while making sure that kid didn't steal anything.  I'll try to replace the ones that don't work with the new ones today.

I also came across Jonathan's cage that will live at the Arizona house.  Trouble was, it was WAY too big to fit in the car or the rig for transport.  After pondering that problem for about an hour, I remembered putting it together when I first purchased it.  That means it should come apart and lay flat.  I was pretty proud of myself on that one ... I actually got it apart (with no cut fingers) and flattened so it fits in the bay.  Jon has a new home for Arizona, it just needs some feed trays.

I'm off again early this morning to Morgan Hill to work on this girl some more.  I hope to get all the necessary stuff to work on her hair.  That should take me all summer long to finish.
Is anyone else being bothered by allergies this year?  I'm going crazy from all the pollen in the air.  Springtime after a wet winter isn't fun around here, especially when the wind comes up every day to swirl even more junk into the air we breathe.  Sneezing has become traumatic, I haven't been able to breath well for two weeks and am getting rummy from lack of sleep.  Hopefully this next week will be better as I finish packing for the trip to Lost Horse Ranch.


  1. Hope everything goes well on your trip.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thank you .. I'm hoping for the same thing! LOL

  2. "Lost Horse Ranch" has a nice ring to it.

    1. Yup ... I thought the very same thing!!