One of the things that usually accompanies snow and bad weather is wind. Yesterday and today are no exceptions. It's been blowing like me trying to put out that kitchen fire. There are a few things I don't care for and WIND is at the top of the list.
What better day to stay home and bake banana bread. Mostly this is for Jonathan's breakfast every morning, but I admit I steal chunks here and there. In case you were wondering, you have been cheating your Christmas friends when sending out goodies in these little containers. They are now making them smaller than before.
I have never made more than 5 loaves out of one batch, using the same recipe for years, always using the same tin pans. Who knew? Yes of course I had to taste test it!! This is Hawaiian banana bread with pineapple. Yum!!
So there I was, sitting at my sewing machine minding my own business when my neighbor sends me a text message. Your fence just fell down. Oh great ... just what I wanted to hear!! Apparently it's been extremely WINDY and WET from all the rain they are having.
Naturally this is the neighbor who has already proclaimed the fence is ENTIRELY mine on MY property and I will have to pay for any repairs. Truthfully this fence fell down because the previous owner watered those trees for four days straight every week. The fence posts are rotten. Maybe if I'm really really lucky, I can just replace the posts and not all the wood.
I called my insurance company who will send out an adjuster. I have no doubt there will be a fight over the company not paying for the ENTIRE fence. Usually they just give you HALF of what they think the value is, assuming the neighbor will pay for the rest. BIG SIGH. Just what I needed ... another problem!!
To make the day end on a higher note, I decided to retrieve my garbage can from the end of the driveway before it got completely dark. Yup the wind she was STILL a blowing. Just as I shut the garage door and looked towards my rig, maybe 25 feet away, there stood a beautiful BOBCAT. It looked at me for a couple of seconds as I frantically reached for my back pocket. No phone ... no pictures. RATS! It sauntered off down the hill.
It was small, probably one of the "children". I headed on down the driveway and watched it wander right next to my neighbor's house and stop behind their car. I kept walking. So did the little bobby. We shadowed each other until the end of the driveway, whereupon he trotted off further down the hill. I love it when that happens!!!
I have only seen them once in the last 45 days, so it was a nice treat to know they are still around.
Here's the latest and greatest Every Plate meal. Somehow I seem to be stuck on tacos. I added the cole slaw mixture since having those in Yuma. It's become a must on tacos now!!
Today I'm in for a thriller. I'm going to try and smog my Jeep again, along with picking up four quilts that are now quilted. I'm digging deep into my pockets to pay for them. Sadly I could really use that towards the $1,000 deductible on my fence. Oh well, easy come (not so much) easy go (definitely)!!