Almost There

The propane tank is set and connected to the Generac. It works! All we need now is for Douglas Propane to send a truck out to top off the tank. During a power outage the generator will come on after 15 seconds without power and shut off again when the power comes back on.

And I’m nearly ready to cast off the lap robe and start the lace border. I’m down from 200 stitches to 100 stitches on the needle and hope to finish this evening while we watch Dr. Pol reruns.

We’ve not done much the past few days due to triple digit heat continuing. At least it’s down to 100° at 7:00 pm and it’s 72° in the house. We keep the ceiling fans and a box fan running during the day to help circulate the air in the house and it’s very comfortable as long as I don’t go on a housework binge. It stays around 76° during the day which is fine as long as I’m not scrubbing bathrooms or doing laundry. I do housework early in the morning or later in the evening to do our part on conserving energy and staying cool during the heat of the day. We continue to pray for rain.

I have an update on little Miss Hava puppy. She is healing up from the sores on her nose from the muzzle and will see the vet again in a few weeks for the last round of shots until the end of the year and to let Dr. Lawrence have a look at her jaw where he wired the fracture. She’s doing well and is her usual bouncy self. Her sister Miss Magen is much more laid back and calm, but still very generous with puppy kisses. Waya is being a good surrogate mom and keeps them in line and helps to train them.

We have really enjoyed the BBQ crock pot chicken and I’ve made hamburger patties a couple of times as well. The chicken makes great tacos! When the weather cools off I’ll make a big pot of chili and freeze part of it for later. It’s hard to get enthused for spicy chili when it’s 106° outside. Right now I’m more in the mood for tacos and green salad.

The house is clean and I don’t need to do any laundry this evening. We’ve had dinner and now we’ll enjoy our evening television viewing and I’ll work on the lap robe. Have a blessed Tuesday evening, 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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