Buried Electric

The guys from Sulphur Springs Valley Electric rolled in about 9:30 Monday morning.  They installed a new meter and removed the power line which drooped from this power pole to the house.  The power company guys were finished with their end of the job in just under an hour.  The Cowboy had to hook the new wiring from the new meter to our breaker panels–that took a little longer but by just after lunch time we had electricity again in the guest house.  We were prepared for no power–I had filled a cooler with ice and water bottles plus I had prepared snacks which didn’t need refrigeration–so we wouldn’t have to open either refrigerator/freezer.  It’s strange not having a RV–with a generator!–then we wouldn’t worry about not having power.

I am so fortunate to have such a handy husband!

This cute little guy showed up in my Facebook feed today–for his birthday we sent him the jacket he is wearing–Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, shoesand I found out the little guy was quite distraught when the jacket was in the washing machine!

More painting for me today and other mundane chores–laundry, etc.  I made another batch of granola and I seem to remember a reader asking for the recipe–my friend Kelly gave me this recipe a long time ago–


Makes about 10 cups

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

2 ½ cups sliced almonds (1/2 lb)

1 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut

¼ tsp salt

½ cup vegetable oil

½ cup honey

1 cup dried cranberries (5oz)

1 cup golden raisins (5 ½ oz)

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°.  Line a large shallow baking pan with foil and oil foil

Toss together oats, almonds, coconut, and salt in a large bowl.  Whisk together oil and honey, then stir into oat mixture until well coated.  Spread mixture in baking pan and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 22 minutes–be very careful, the granola burns easily due to the honey.  Stir in cranberries and raisins, then cool completely in pan on a rack.

The wind has been relentless again today–word to the wise–we won’t be scheduling any outdoor projects during the month of April again!

Tonight we drove out to Stephanie and Larry’s and had such an enjoyable evening with them–a wonderful meal and lots of great conversation!  Emmi isn’t happy now that we are home–seems we smell like another dog–Sarah, the Labrador!!!  Stephanie and Larry purchased their place in 2004–they have lots of large trees and even a small lawn–green grass!!!–a beautiful oasis in the desert!


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