Thursday, October 05, 2006
Warm watermelon, new digs, more trip news, and OPEN THREAD...how are y'all doin'?
Picked the first watermelon from my garden this past week. Cut it open and gave both Em and No. 1 a taste. No. 1 said, "It's WARM!" Gave Em a taste, mentioning how No. 1 said, "It's WARM!" He said, "It's WARM!" I said, "Does that seem unnatural to you?" He said, "Yes." So, we have a watermelon grown in Texas that's been sitting for months in a garden through a drought, picked during maybe the heat of the day, REALLY tasty, but it needs to be chilled before it's honored. I don't even know what to say about that. No. 2 moved into new digs this past week. Her dad took pictures of the apartment and surrounding area. Here are the pics I felt comfortable to post on the internet: I thought you'd like that second one, Diane, because hot water heaters and gas shutoff valves are in your immediate future, as well. Em (and his grandson) left this evening for Chicago. They went to attend a football game... Notre Dame, I think. They'll be back Monday and we leave Tuesday early for Albuquerque and the Balloon Fest. I'm the proud owner of a new LCD monitor now, so I can actually see photos again. I also bought a storage card for my digital camera so I can take more than 20 pics in Albuquerque. Bought the spices (finally) and even got new printer cartridges for the PC. It's looking like it may be to my advantage financially to go with a broadband server over the dialup which sucks majorly. I'm gonna wait until we return from Albuquerque to make a decision on that, but between the dedicated phone line and the dial-up cost, it MIGHT be cheaper. Just don't know if it'll be as reliable (as well as about 100 other questions I have about it). I'm feeling REALLY extravagant having purchased a bit more than I can afford in one month without cutting back on the grocery bill. Tell me how you do it, No. 2! Got "Handmaid's Tale" from the library today. It's a dead-tree book that I've heard about for a while now and it trumped the stuff Silly-O mentioned. I'm ALSO now into Sudoku puzzles. [Why DO I torture myself?]