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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Snow on the Pumpkin

Well, it was no big surprise that we didn't get the "big weather" that was predicted, but it does finally look like late fall outside. We woke to the first-of-the-year dusting of snow this morning and 26° temps. Tom dug those holes for me yesterday (for the mums and hostas, etc.) . . . just in time!

My oldest girlfriend (since we were five years old!!) and her hubby brought their perfect little peanut up yesterday for the first visit to her old stomping grounds and their 20 acres. I didn't get any pictures taken of the visit (wonder what happened there?!), but this is the Apple Upside Down Cake I made for dessert. It looks wonderful, but . . . it was raw in the middle when I brought it to the table to cut! Blech! How embawwassing! Fortunately, the outer half was fine, so I just served pieces cut sideways from the outside-in. Maybe it should have been called Apple Outside-In Cake? Anyway, I want to try it again (right away) to have an accurate feel on how long it SHOULD be baked (obviously, much longer than the 35 minutes the recipe said)!

On their way out to visit us, our friends stopped by my folks' first, and you can see a couple of pictures over at Mama Pea's blog. He's a sweet, sweet little boy, though, and looks EXACTLY like his father. His mother claims that the only physical attribute that he has of hers are detached earlobes!

In other news . . . the bamboo floor that Tom (with the help of another guy) installed looks GREAT! It's at the home of our massage therapist, and so I got a chance to see it Saturday night after a massage. We're so impressed with this sustainable product that we're thinking of getting some ourselves (none of the rooms have finished floors upstairs here in the house).

And, finally, Tom's brother and one of Tom's college buddies are coming up next weekend to help make some progress on the garage! We know we suffered a lot of heat-loss due to the lack of proper insulation out there last winter, and Tom's determined to avoid that same problem this year. And, while the actual insulating is a relatively simple process, it can't be done until the electrical wiring is complete. So, as I understand it, that's the plan for the visit: electrical wiring and then insulating.

Okay, I've got to run. Tom's going into town this afternoon to work on the film festival with his business partner, and I've got to get some mail together to send with him as well as some eggs to deliver . . . .

1 comment:

  1. That apple cake looks so yummy!

    You're lucky to have such a handy spouse too!


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