Daily Archives: February 2, 2018

Birthday Bash . . .

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I played hockey today so I didn’t go into work. So a nice, quiet day was had by all. I did talk to my son Chris’ about replacing the oil pressure sensor next. We’ll take a further look at the problem when he’s off work again.

I got a popup window this morning saying that Garmin had an update for my Garmin Nuvi 1490. It’s going on 7 years old, but it’s still working fine, and more importantly, it’s still getting regular updates.


In additional it has Lifetime Updates and Free Live Traffic Updates. I’ve looked at new ones and so far can’t see any reason to upgrade. It will be interesting however to see if they’ve finally fixed the one problem I’ve been reporting for years.

Many on the roads here in Texas are labeled as ‘FM’ roads, as in ‘FM 646’. Which means ‘Farm to Market’. They also have ‘RM’ (Ranch to Market’) and ‘RR’ (Ranch Road) roads. But when my Garmin gives voice directions, rather than say, ‘FM’ or “Farm to Market’, the GPS say ‘Federated States of Micronesia’. Not exactly where I’m heading.

So we’ll see tomorrow whether or not it got corrected this time. But I’m not holding my breath.

I’m still hanging in there with Duolingo, the free app I’m using every day brush up on my Spanish. I’ve been going at it for over three weeks now and it seems to be working.

Jan has had seveal requests for her mom’s great Sukiyaki receipe, so I thought I’d post it here and then later in the Jan’s Favorite Recipes section.

Jan’s Mom’s Sukiyaki

1 lb. Steak
2-3 Med. Carrots
1 Large Onion
3-4 Stalks of Celery
1/4 Head of Cabbage
1 5oz Bottle of Soy Sauce
1/3 – 1/2 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Tb Salad Oil
Mushrooms – Fresh, Canned, whatever  you want.

Heat oil, add thin slices of steak and brown quickly.
Add Soy Sauce, Water, and Sugar.
Simmer 5 minutes.
Add Carrots and simmer 5 more minutes
Add Onions, Celery, and Cabbage
Simmer 10 more minutes.
Veggies should be crisp.

Really good, and Chris and Brandi loved it growing up.

Tomorrow we’re going to reconnect with many of our old Alvin Opry friends at Tony Booth’s Birthday Bash


We haven’t seen many of them for 5 years, so we’re really looking forward to .

The Headline of the Day:
Teen arrested for hurling bleach on pickle juice-throwing attacker.

Thought for the Day:

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West