Another Blazing Hot Day In Texas

I stayed indoors today but Brad took Magen in to see the vet and get her shots. She was such a good girl, much calmer than her sister Hava. He picked up our grocery order on his way home. Tomorrow he takes Hava back to see if her muzzle can come off or has to stay on. He’ll bring the boys out to our house afterward. I think they may stop for BBQ brisket on the way home.

I’ve reached a point in my knitted throw that I’ve decided to start the decreases and keep it as a lap throw instead of carrying on and making a shawl. I’ll plan on a wide lace border out of the hand-spun aqua yarn and save the rest of this yarn for another project. I don’t believe I have enough of it to use for the border and I have plenty of the aqua.

We had a call from Douglas Distributing earlier and they will be out next Tuesday morning to install the propane tank and connect it to the Generac. Then Webb Electric will be back out to fire it up and make sure it works properly and set it to come on automatically in the event of a power outage. There is no let up in the triple digit weather for the foreseeable future and we are staying indoors as much as possible.

The boil order from the co-op has expired so I can do laundry tomorrow but we will continue to conserve water as best we can. We get part of our water from the city and they are asking people to conserve water due to the heat and refrain from outdoor watering if possible. I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t start that garden this year after all.

I think I’m going to start shopping online for a freezer to put in the garage. I can’t decide between a chest freezer or an upright so I’ll do a bit of research and see what Home Depot has to offer. Most of our appliances have come from there and we are very happy with their delivery, installation, and service.

I’m going to put some chicken breasts in the crock pot before we go to bed. I’ll slice some red onion and toss in some fresh garlic then pour BBQ sauce on top of it all and cook it on low overnight. I can shred the cooked chicken and it will make great sandwiches. I’ve got a pound of ground beef to make hamburger patties as well so we’ll have food prepared ahead of time instead of cooking during the heat of the day.

Have a blessed Tuesday night. And stay cool, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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