Daily Archives: October 29, 2018

Pool Salts and Good Friends . . .

I spent most of today at work trying to get a handle on the whole USPS shipping rate thing.

I’ve been working to get all the applicable rate charts on USPS webpage into a format (.csv, .xls) that computers can read. In some cases it’s just a matter of rote copy and paste into a spreadsheet.

Boring and time-consuming, but necessary.

When I left the rig this morning Jan was getting ready to cook up about 5# of Ground Chuck, saving out part of it to make a big batch of her world-famous chili, and the rest to vacuum-seal and freeze for later.

Jan's Hamburger for Chili

But after I got to work, I call her and told her to put it off so we could go out to eat tonight. Going in to work, I noticed that the new Slim Chickens had started their ‘soft’ opening today and thought we’d check them out.

Slim Chickens

We’d first eaten at a Slim Chicken’s last year up in Katy with Brandi, Lowell, and Landon, and really liked it. So we were looking to this new one in our area opening.

Slim’s is kind of like a Raising Cane’s with Chicken Tenders, and sides. What sets them apart is Slim’s wide range of sides. Where Cane’s only had the basic Fries and Cole Slaw, Slim’s had Side Salads, Mac N Cheese, Potato Salad, Homemade Potato Chips, Fried Pickles, Fried Okra (my favorite) and Jan’s favorite, their Fried Mushrooms.

And along with full size salads, they also have Chicken and Waffles!

We both got Side Salads as our sides, along with an order of Fried Okra and Fried Mushrooms.

Slim Chickens Chicken

Really good, and luckily for us, really close. We’ll be back soon.

Following up on yesterday’s pool party up at Brandi’s, one thing nice about their pool is that it’s a saltwater pool. It’s much easier on your skin with little or no pruney puckering.

You don’t have to add chlorine because the pool makes its own chlorine. Using a salt cell, or salt generator, it electrolyzes the salt water, generating hypochlorous acid (HClO) and sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), furnishing the small amount of sanitizing agents need for the pool.

What’s also nice is the extra flotation that the salt water gives, which makes lounging in the pool even more enjoyable.

Tomorrow we’re making a trip back north to one of our old home bases, the Thousand Trails park at Lake Conroe. We’re meeting up with long-time friend’s, Ed and Debi Hurlburt, and Wil and Cyndy Olsen at our favorite El Bosque Mexican Restaurant.

Can’t wait to catch up with old friends.



Thought for the Day:

Bobby Leach, the second person to survive going over Niagara Falls in 1911 died after slipping on a orange peel.


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