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.
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.
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.”
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!
Hubby was working late tonight, so he did not join us; I had purple gin ready to go!
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!
The ember materials need to be shredded and stuffed into the fire-pam on top of the sand.
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.