Monday, October 20, 2014

Hmm

According to the washing machine during spin cycle, the floor is just a tad too bouncy. That's all I can figure because we checked it with a level and it's good in that respect. We may just get a small board to reinforce that area of the floor as a temp fix. We'll see.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pie

Roasted a medium pie pumpkin last night by cutting it in half, cleaning out the guts,  rubbing lightly with grape seed oil, and baking at 350 for an hour. Spooned the flesh into a container and refrigerated overnight. Was hoping to get some water out, but it was a fairly dry pumpkin. It came out to about 3 cups of pumpkin. It's now sitting on the counter next to the store pie crust and coming to room temperature. I'll use my food processor to buzz it into gloop and make the filling. I'll use 3 eggs, a can of evaporated milk, probably 3/4 cup of sugar, and a couple teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice. It'll bake at 425 for 15 minutes then 350 for 40 to 50 minutes. Fingers crossed it comes out like it's supposed to. I'll let you know.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Back

Sorry I was gone for a while. I was doing things like laying vinyl tile and catching a cold. Done with both those things now. I am also no longer a slave to the laundromat. Yay! (Thanks, parental units.)

I did a reasonable job of laying the vinyl tile in the laundry room. It's really only to cover the plywood until we get around to slowly renovating the house in a few years. I'm not even completely finished. There's a few tiles left to put down that require help from the spouse.

But that's what's been happening of late.

I did purchase a couple of pie pumpkins at the store today. Will be making pumpkin pie from scratch for Halloween. That's my plan, anyway.

Alright, that pretty well covers it for now. Later!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sewing

I have reasonable skill when it comes to hand sewing. Nothing is ever straight but I'm working on that. The picture is of a project I'm working on to sell on Etsy. I plan on folding over the rough seam and sew it again. Probably could've done that in one step, but whatever. Live and learn.

I figure I can't be doing too badly since there's a pair of Ben's pants that I mended a large hole in one of the legs and it's still holding.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ugh

More things to fix. Looks like at least one washing machine overflow happened. The vinyl tiles that were there just lifted right up.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Paint

See?

Frog

Having trouble identifying this frog that I'm assuming is the parent of the tadpoles in the wee pond out front. Anyone have any ideas?