The Cowboy must have been feeling energetic Saturday. He knocked out drywall and actual walls–nasty, icky stuff. If you will remember these two houses had been abandoned for at least 10 years and both had horrible, leaky roofs. The drywall and insulation was falling from the ceilings of both houses. All these issues led to both houses being infested with critters so when I say the insulation and drywall were icky–take my word! It’s nice to see all that nasty stuff going out the door! Here are the results of the demolition–
I spent the day cooking and getting ready for Saturday night guests. Dan and Louanne have fed us multiple times and we decided it was time we fed them. It’s been cold and damp here (yes, we are still in Arizona) so comfort food was on the menu. I make wonderful spaghetti sauce and we had homemade bread and a salad to go with the spaghetti. Looking back through all my salad dressing recipes in Dropbox I found one labeled–Great Salad Dressing adapted from Real Simple magazine. It’s funny how something so simple tastes so good so this really is a Great salad dressing!
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/2 TBS Dijon mustard
1 TSP Honey
Salt and Pepper to taste
After we had all gorged on spaghetti we had dessert–Pioneer Woman Chocolate Pie–the pie my husband said is the best chocolate pie he has ever eaten. Granddaughter Katie said the same thing–it truly is one delicious pie. And we have leftovers–of everything, including pie!
Sunday I went to church and as always this time of year I really enjoy the music–all those Christmas carols. Back home we enjoyed leftovers for lunch and watched a little TV and the backs of our eyelids–and we spent the rest of the day doing exactly that.
Monday it was back to work! The tumbleweeds and I did battle once again. Tumbleweeds if left to grow–well, they grow like weeds into enormous tumbling, weed seed dropping monsters. When Emmi and I took a walk on Sunday morning we ran across this gigantic tumbleweed–Way larger than Emmi!
Laundry and truck cleaning–the Cowboy does the outside, I do the inside. Emmi, much to her dismay was bathed and trimmed today–she collects sticker-y grass seeds inside the pads of her paws and if not removed they can puncture her skin. It’s a chore to cut that hair/fur between her pads–she wiggles a lot–but we got it done without too much stress.
The Cowboy dug tumbleweeds, fixed tires, helped a neighbor and loaded the truck for the weekly dump run. A very busy day for both of us.