Since the rain/cold weather started we’ve been slacking–not much work going on around here–and if you believe that I have some Arizona ocean front property to sell you! 🙂
The Home Depot delivery arrived on Thursday afternoon–looks like a LOT of work doesn’t it–not all of it was ours! Wednesday I volunteered at the library then we headed to Willcox to pick up the support beam for the main house. That dang thing was beyond heavy! And today the beam went back to Willcox–when unloading the beam at home we discovered a huge gouge out of one side probably caused by the forklift. This is to be an exposed beam so a gouge wasn’t acceptable–the lumber yard has ordered us another one–due on Wednesday.
While I was at the library on Wednesday the Cowboy finished installing the drip system to the newly planted trees. Now with water, hopefully the little trees will grow their predicted four feet per year!
Remember the cement mixer–well, the Cowboy is ready to start using it–the Home Depot truck delivered the sakrete–which is pre-mixed concrete. Friday the Cowboy wanted to start digging for the footings which will support the wall we are adding to tie the two house together. He tried to start the backhoe–nope–wouldn’t start. It was chilly, about 37 degrees. The battery charger died and the backhoe would not jump start (jumper cables were probably bad) using the diesel pickup–OK, what else is going to die??? The Cowboy removed the battery from the truck and put it in the backhoe–started right away. So, we were off to Willcox to buy a new battery–might as well take that beam which we did.
Has anyone tried the Pioneer Woman Salisbury Steak Meatball recipe? We did last night and it was delicious! I also tried a recipe for homemade buttermilk ranch dressing and it too was fabulous. I am partial to vinaigrette salad dressings but the Cowboy likes “white” salad dressings. The ingredient list on a bottle of store bought dressing scares me! 🙂 Every other homemade “white” dressing I have tried–I haven’t been thrilled with the taste. This one had the right combination!
Does anyone other than myself still iron their clothes–is it a southern thing??–my sister and Mom still iron. I don’t iron all our clothes, only the ones we might wear out in public but it took me almost an hour of ironing to catch up today.
Now, just look at these sweet grand babies!