I Gotta Call The Meatloaf I Made Tonight The “DarkStar” Meatloaf

Cause it came out so dense that just a quarter of the thing has filled me up for the next 3-4 days. Stuck everything in the mixer and started it to mixing and got an emergency notice from my 70 year old bladder that I NEEDED to go to the toilet RIGHT NOW or I was going to spend some time in the shower and finding clean drawers and pants and, anyway, by the time I got back to the mixer everything was WELL mixed. Looked like a thick burger paste.

But I cooked it up anyway. Smelled great! Tasted great! Sits like a neutron star on the stomach!

Been thinking that if the SHTF that a hydroponic garden in my basement just ain’t gonna work. Where would I get the nutrient solution? Water? I got. Electricity? I can make. Nutrient solution? Hmm. So I’m thinking of trying out a GreenStalk 5 tier vertical Planter system. Uses dirt but, dirt I got plenty of.

Might be fun to play with. Or maybe an aquaponics system?

Thursday we took the fur babies to the beach up near Sequim (pronounced Squim). Wiz (our Dog) had been there before and picked right up hauling ass through the water chasing GU-11’s. Matey (the Cat); not so much. He pretty much tried to hide under every piece of driftwood we came across. But it was his first “day trip” so we kind of expected it. He does really good on a harness and leash though. For a cat.

Wx was out-fucking-standing though! SWMBO as lovely and entertaining and pleasant as ever to be with. What a nice day.

Last (Saturday?) I ordered some things from Amazon and I could have gotten it all by Wednesday, but, I opted for their “drivers day?” thingie where they make fewer deliveries on Thursday. Another day wouldn’t have made that much difference. Then, yesterday, Thursday, I get a message that there’s been a delay and my package won’t arrive until another 1-2 days, “sorry for the inconvenience see ya next order.”

Second time I opted for that. Second time my order got delayed. Which means I’ll opt for the fastest (Prime) delivery from now on.

Contractor jack hammered out the holes in the foundation for the new posts and beams to hold that portion of the house up. They poured the new 80 bazillion pound concrete in place yesterday and plan to let it harden for a week before putting everything in place. Cool. Progress continues.

Date Day. SWMBO’s taking me to Red Lobster so I’ll be in a Seafood Induced Coma later and won’t be able to post so I better post now.


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Nice Day Trip With SWMBO

We got up and was out of the house by 0900 yesterday for a trip to Leavenworth, WA. Should have taken about 3 hours but I got turned around so it took 3.5 hours. AND, we got within  miles and got slowed down by a 4 mile backup!

When we finally got ito Leavenworth there was NO parking. I’d hazard a guess that there were 100 cars looking for every possible empty parking spot. Of which there were none. After about half an hour of driving around looking I just gave up and we started back.

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Stopped at a Fruit Stand & Quilt Store just south of Leavenworth. SWMBO got some stuff at the quilt store and I got a 5-leter box of some of the best Apple Cider I’ve ever tasted. Well worth the $20! Also got some huckleberry honey that tastes really good.

Then, after a long and convoluted drive to Ellensburg, we stopped for dinner. Stopped at another Quilt Store in “downtown” Ellensburg for awhile then headed home.

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Made our usual Saturday stop at  Walmart (where we spent WAY too much) and made it home about 2100.

I had a great time being out with my Schweetie and getting to see “new” scenery and just being together. She’s the best.

Otherwise, it’s just a lot of freakin’ fain around here!

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One Of The Coolest Things I’ve Ever Seen

Tried getting some sleep sunday evening, but managed only about 1.5 hours, so I could get up at 0000, SSS, and leave for Oregon at 0100. Pretty much worked out. Except for the sleep part.

My Renter & his son joined me for the trip to see the Eclipse 2017. Really only ran into a bit of traffic the last 58 miles or so; from the Oregon border to where we stopped by the John Day River somewhere way south of Condon, Or. Got there around 0830 (I think) so had plenty of time to watch the whole thing.

I’ve tried 3 times now to describe the eclipse, and can’t. I really only can add it to the (short) list of really outstandingly wonderful neat things I’ve seen in my life. Tried to catch it in video but that really doesn’t do justive to it. Nice, for sure, but really doesn’t describe actually looking at a big black hole in the sky where the Sun was a moment ago. How dark it got all around us.

Wow! Just Fuckin’ Wow! Worth the drive. Worth 2 of those drives. Worth even not having any (I mean Any) cell signal. Even Onstar was offline.)

Ride home was okay until we hit I-5 North. Spent longer there than the trip from Oregon to I-5. At one point we sat still for over 20 minutes. It sucked! But it was, of course, everyone else that had driven to Oregon to watch the Eclipse. But, if they’d just learn how to MERGE traffic wouldn’t be nearly as crappy as it was.


But, finally got home around 1900. Was so tired that I was in bed by 2030 and I don’t remember a thing until 0500 this morning. Unusual for me to sleep through the night. Nice though.

Had a great trip. Appreciate my Renter and his son coming along (hope I wasn’t too boring for them.) He even got to drive my truck (but I promised not to tell his girlfriend.) For me, the only thing that would have made it way better was if SWMBO could have come along. (She had to work though.)

Today has really been kind of a lazy summer day. Really nice outside. Naked day! Gardening and stuff. Will still fall asleep if I sit in one place too long. Guess I haven’t “caught up” yet.

Me and the Dog found one of the big blue jay’s torn to pieces out on the trail. Wonder what got to it. Big bird though. At least, he was once. Nature.

Well, my Schweetie is home and fed and we’ve made the Garden tour. Think I’ll go lay down. Turns out I didn’t use my c-pap last night. Hmmm…

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Went For A Ride Today. Nice!

Just stayed on the peninsula. HAD to get out of the house for a bit and the Wx was cooperative. Almost got warm! (Never thought I’d live someplace where I thought 50 degrees was almost warm.) And having my Schweetie along was icing on the cake.

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And SWMBO got up and made us breakfast this morning! I was flabbergasted! Flabbergasted, I tell you! So, I repaid her (kindness? Initiative?) by making that turkey loaf thingie we bought a couple of weeks ago for dinner. Instead of cooking it in the little pan it came in, I popped it out and into the crock pot along with the taters. Let it simmer for about 5 hours. It was good! Done just right. Added some lima beans and dinner was tasty.

Tried hooking some orange nylon line I have to my drone to run it up over a tree so I can restring my longwire antenna. Drone would get up about 40 feet before the string just got too heavy for it. Hard to control. Almost lost it into a tree. Think I’ll try fishing line tomorrow. IF the Wx holds out. And if that doesn’t work I do have the tennis ball gun.

The MCARC 2-meter Sunday Evening Chat Net went well. Most everyone could be heard. I got complimented for trying to use my drone to run antanna line.

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