Sunday, August 3, 2014

Randomness on a Sunday

*  I am still editing photos from my road trip last month.  Eventually I'll get them finished and be able to blog more about my trip.

*  We are in the final weeks of getting #2 Son ready to pack off to college.  We are ALL ready for this day to finally arrive.  I am down to my last 6 items to procure before he heads off.  So glad I never have to do this again! lolz

*  I'm happy to report that the net worth went up $6,500+ for August.
Most of that gain was from interest on the retirement accounts.  The September 1st Net Worth snapshot will NOT look as rosy I fear.

*  I need to get some more sewing done.  I also need to get more tubs of fabric out to measure, photograph and list on Etsy.  Unfortunately we are heading into the hot/muggy days of Summer here and that gives me no motivation to get any of this done. bleh.

*  I just discovered that there is bus service from #2 Son's school to a nearby town so for those short holidays he needs to come home, I don't have to drive out to get him if I pay for a fairly inexpensive bus ticket.

*  I figured out my gas expense for my road trip--$309.26.  Taking into consideration how many miles I drove and that gas expense, I got just over 37 miles per gallon.  Add in the fact that my car was loaded with glass bottles of booze for most of those miles and I'd say I got pretty good gas mileage. lolz

*  It's August and I still haven't finalized a 2014 Goal List.  I guess I need to give up that this will happen this year. 8-)))

*  My poor neglected garden is chugging along.  The critters dug up everything we planted from seed, save 2 bean plants which survived their mayhem.  I came home to one of our cauliflower plants gone.....plant, roots and all....wtf?  Something big surely dug up that monster plant and hauled it away.  The only thing we've managed to grow successfully this year are tomatoes, cauliflower and morning glories.

*  I smoked that 15 lb. brisket yesterday and am finishing it off in the oven today.  Fresh made potato salad and roasted carrots will complete our dinner tonight.  I'll freeze some of the brisket we don't eat today so we'll have bbq in the coming months too.

What's going on in your world?

Sluggy

10 comments:

  1. What a busy time, but I am sure your son is excited to finally be on his own a bit. That brisket sounds mouth watering. People don't tend to smoke meat here, but they do BBQ. I BBQs chicken quarters last night but had to do so on low and it was so hot in our back yard I kept coming in the house to get away from the heat while it was cooking.

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    1. What most people call bbq-ing is grilling. Only smoking is real bbq. 8-) Grilling outdoors in high heat is no fun.....

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  2. I have to color my hair. And use an herbicide in the yard for the first time, ever! I am scintillating today.

    Yep, still working on a list of goals, too.

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  3. But, I may be crazy. I just heard that rat ringing a bell in the next room.

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    1. Even your intruders are talented....

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  4. We've also got back to schoolers, but the elementary school kind. ;-) I found the final missing item (blue duct tape - not even going to make a comment on why that's on the list) at Rite Aid today. Yes, your favorite store. We did swimming lessons, now I'm getting everyone prepped for the final week of summer camp + the start of soccer practice tomorrow. It's been a pretty relaxing weekend for us, I've enjoyed it.

    And, what a huge milestone to be sending your son off to college!

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    1. Blue duct tape? Not even going there. lolz

      This is our 3rd time at the going away to college rodeo.....I'm so over that milestone thing. ;-)

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  5. 37 miles to the gallon is great! So are you happy with your new car? Is it comfortable on long trips?

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    1. I got 38 on the first leg of the trip but then the car filled up with booze.lolz

      I like the car a lot. It's hard to get out of it for me when parked on a hill(my driveway) as I am used to getting out of a minivan. The only thing I don't like about it at this point is that there is a pocket on the driver's side door(for holding papers, etc.)that pokes out into the leg space and presses into my left leg. I am always having to move that left and reposition it while driving, but other than that, the car is a winner.

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  6. Your gas mileage was AWESOME! DJ's car gets the best mileage and its at about 28. Sad I know.

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