Daily Archives: April 21, 2021

PB&J and Ghost Pepper Cheese . . .

Looks like I going to have to rethink slightly the Hibiscus watering system I set up as a test for when we’re going to be gone for two weeks in June.

Hibiscus Watering Setup

The concept is working fine. Alexa turns the water on at 9:00am every morning and then off at 9:01, sending a notification to my phone. But looking at the rate of water usage, I’m not sure that the kitty litter bucket will hold enough water to last for the approximately two weeks we’ll be gone. Especially since it’s possible/probable that I’ll have to increase the watering amount as the weather gets warmer.

So my new idea is install a water hose timer in a garden hose running from the outside faucet to the bucket.

Water Hose Timer

This will let me add water to the bucket on a regular basis, I.e., let it run for 5 minutes ever other day. As long as it keeps the bucket filled, it doesn’t matter if it runs over a bit. The timer is only about $20 on Amazon, so it won’t hurt the wallet too much.

Tomorrow we plan on having lunch at Texas Huddle Grille once again. Jan wants another of their Mushroom Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger, and I’m really jonsin’ for one of their PB&J Bacon Cheeseburgers spiced up with their Ghost Pepper Cheese.

Then probably the usual run-around type of errands for the afternoon, and maybe ending up with Cowboy Coffee for Sugar-Free Hazelnut Lattes with Almond Milk and Sugar-Free Whipped Cream.


On the virus front, it seems to be bordering on the absurd.

During the upcoming Oscar broadcast, the celebrities’ will not have to wear masks during the live broadcast. But when the show cuts away to commercial, everyone will have to put their masks on. Then they can take them back off a couple of minutes later.

That’s right, according to Variety, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that Oscar attendees in the state that has some of the most severe and onerous pandemic lockdowns in the nation will not have to wear masks during the telecast of the ceremony — well, at least as long as the cameras are rolling.

But when it’s time for a commercial break, it’ll be necessary to mask up.

And Michigan has now decided that starting April 26, children two years and older are now required to wear masks.

It may be near impossible to keep a toddler wearing a properly fitted mask, said Dr. Peter Gulick, infectious disease expert at Michigan State University.

And a number of daycare providers said that they have a hard enough time keeping clothes on a two year old, much less a mask.

And personally, I always wonder, if orders like these are so important, why don’t they start immediately, or at least by tomorrow.

But next week?

Thought For The Day:

“Once they can control what you say, they start to gain the ability to control what you think, and soon they have it.”

“Those who control language control minds.” Ayn Rand.