Just Plain Busy!

Fact: Few odors are as pleasing as “new car smell”—and not just because it’s nice to be in a brand new car.  But while the scent may be strangely satisfying, the fact is that it’s pretty much just a combination of 50+ chemicals (known as “volatile organic compounds”) that are released into the car, decaying quickly over time.  The concentrations found in a typical new vehicle aren’t dangerous, but among the VOCs that make up much of that new car, smell are those found in nail polish, auto fuel, and petroleum.

The day began with us checking out the drip system as two of the pots seemed dry.  After I removed the 1/2″ line and blew into it, the water flowed freely.  I added a sprayer to the end instead of the dripper.  The water covered more area, and the plant was happy.

Tom, our handyman, dropped by and did several small jobs.  We left him at our house while we did a quick errand.

Tom to the rescue!

We covered all the chairs from the Saturday swim party and got the remaining water toys inside their little house.  It was off to Home Depot to get a new pot, a screen door, and some other goodies.  We decided to call a screen door installer and have them do the job.

I got a new faucet for my bathroom as the one that came with the house was slipping.  We got an excellent Braun system that will last for years, and Tom installed it for us; he hates plumbing also.

Then the outside temperature was 90 degrees, so on came the air conditioning, and we stayed inside the comfortable 76-degree house until it was time to go to the gym.

I showed Mary a recipe from Facebook, and she had to try it.  The recipe called for hollowing out cabbage and placing meatballs inside with a sauce.  The cabbage goes into the oven for 90 minutes at 400 degrees!  I did have to ask her, “What do you call Chinese cabbage that composes music?  Bach Choy.”

We had extra meatballs, so they stayed outside in the pan.

The lady needs a chef’s hat complete with 101 pleats!

The creation is ready for the oven!

We went to the gym at 4:00 PM, and on the way, we saw a truck overturned, spilling cabbage all over the highway.  It was horrific!  We slaw it happen!

Come on, Doc, I am trying to exercise!

After departing the gym in great pain, we dropped by Jan’s at 5:00 PM to enjoy an afternoon visit and glass of wine.  We left Jan’s at 6:00 PM and raced home to put Mary’s creation into the oven.  While it was cooking, we watched a movie on the 60″ portable roll-around TV.

Dinner was served at 7:30 PM, and it was magnificent!  Again I asked Mary, “What’s the difference between a unicorn and a head of cabbage?  One is a funny beast, and the other is a bunny feast!”

The result was fantastic!

We opted out of the swim spa this evening as we have to be on the road at 7:00 AM for another try at the pulmonary function test at 8:00 AM.  It was a good day.

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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