Monday Is Here And Mama Is Home!

It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.

It’s Monday so here is another of my favorite songs from the 1950s.  It is beautiful!

We had a small breakfast and then headed to the “local” Korean Market to get a stash of Lychees for tonight’s dinner as well as Saturday’s carving activities.  After all, a good eye doctor needs to keep in price! Busy day for us, but that seems to be the norm.

Dang, I hate that when it happens!

The weather forecast was calling for rain, and it was a dreary day, but we threw caution to the wind and went to a second market to get supplies.  Well, the weatherman was quite right!  It began to rain at 2:00 PM, and we got wet!  We got six more pumpkins for the carving activities, plus other goodies.

I slipped on a pumpkin when loading the car. It caught me off gourd.

    • What kind of alley does a ghost prefer to haunt? A dead end.
    • Why wasn’t the vampire working? He was on his coffin break.
    • What’s a ghosts favorite ride at the carnival? The roller ghoster
    • What did the mother ghost say to the baby ghost? Fasten your sheet belt.

It was pouring rain when we returned to the car!

We invited Karen and Nicole over for dinner, and I BBQ’ed steaks in the rain; well, heavy mist!

Before they arrived, I got a doorbell ring, and it was the poor old Amazon driver asking me what the heck was in the boxes, bricks! I thought he was going to strangle me! I had to tell him, “Yes, they were bricks.”

It was 4:00 PM, and I quickly, like a bunny, unleaded twelve bricks and placed them in the bottom of the fireplace, and plumbed in the gas line.  I unloaded the sand into the burner tray and restacked the logs.

Then I put in 20 pounds of lava rocks around the sides of the fire pan and lit the sucker off!  We have fire! A beautiful fire.  Tomorrow morning I will put in the embers, and we will be good to go!

I did tell Mary, “Take a nap in a fireplace and you’ll sleep like a log.”

We had a fire!

Nicole and Karen were right on time, so Mary served up eyeballs for an appetizer as I lit off the BBQ.  Within a few minutes, the steaks were coming along nicely.  I admit I did burn one a bit as it was the first time with the new burners.  It worked out fine!

We dug out our red wine supply and made sure our guests were never with an empty glass.

Hubby was working late tonight, so he did not join us; I had purple gin ready to go!

We dined in style! Steak, potatoes, salad, and my special apple delight for dessert!

The fireplace came out looking good!  Tomorrow I will find a remote valve and a way to control it via Alexa and my phone; hey, I got to keep Alexa busy!

We love the new fireplace.

The ember materials need to be shredded and stuffed into the fire-pam on top of the sand.

I installed the ember material, which worked out swell.

The poor driver had to lug twelve of these puppies to the front door!

We crashed after doing the post-dinner cleanup, and I need to say I did NOT get to see all of Goosebumps yet.  I swear tomorrow afternoon I will watch it standing up drinking hot coffee.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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