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And Now It’s Three . . .

Jan and I left the rig about 1pm first for lunch at our favorite Los Ramirez Mexican. And as usual, it was our usual usual.

Jan’s Pechuga Rellena, a grilled chicken breast with shrimp and broccoli,

Los Ramirez Pechuga 1-05-20

and my Beef Fajita Taco Salad.

Los Ramirez Beef Fajita Taco Salad

Then it was on down to Extra Space Storage to drop off some stuff at our storage room that we’ll come back and sort through later.

Jan has been wanting a hew handbag so after our storage shed sortie we drove on down to the Tanger Outlet Mall to check out the Vera Bradley store. We were last here back in September 2018 when Jan was looking for some new things for our upcoming European trip.

She ended up with a couple of travel things, and these two handbags.

Jan's Vera Bradley Bags

But as it turned out, the bag on the left was too big for daily use, and the one on the right, the one she uses now, was too small.

But now, apparently this one new one is just right.

Vera Bradley Bag - New

And buying at their outlet store, we got a $89 degree bag for $31.15.

And Vera Bradley, the brand that coordinates everything, also had matching masks in stock.

Vera Bradley Mask

Then it was on back up to the HEB for a couple of things before we headed home.

While we were at the storage room we loaded up our handtruck to bring home so that tomorrow we can roll the box with the old toilet in it down to the park dumpster. Of course getting it up and over the rim may be fun.

Today Jan came across a recipe posted on Facebook, purporting to be for Cornbread.

I say, ‘purporting’ because it called for 1 cup of Corn Meal and I cup of Flour. And even worse, 2/3 cup of Sugar.

And here was her response.

Sorry, but my husband says that if it has flour in it, it ISN”T cornbread. At least not in Alabama.

With that much flour and sugar, it’s not Cornbread, it’s just Corn Cake.

Here’s his grandmother’s recipe from back in the 1920’s.

2 cups Corn Meal – Coarse Stone Ground
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 cup Powdered Milk

Add water (about 1-3/4 cups) until liquid consistency.

Add 1 Egg and beat in.

Bake in 450° oven until set.
Turn on broiler until brown. Watch carefully.
Best done in a cast-iron skillet using about a tsp of bacon grease. Or Wesson Oil.

Since refrigeration was spotty back in that time, they didn’t always have fresh milk, but Powdered Milk was always on hand.

And you only want enough sugar to make the top brown up under the broiler.

Cornbread should not be SWEET!

And don’t have any bacon grease on hand? Well now you can buy it on Amazon.

Bacon Grease

Bacon Up Bacon Grease

Wrapping up, it was annouced today that as of March 10th, Governor Abbot is lifting ALL CoVid mandates in the state of Texas, including mask requirements, occupancy restrictions, everything.

And starting tomorrow, Mississippi is doing the same thing.

So now Jan only has a week to wear her new Vera Bradley mask.

Thought For The Day:

The only difference between a good girl and a bad girl is that good girls are very selective who they’re bad with.



Well, Wherever It Is, It’s . . .

Jan and I came back to the rig about 10:30 this morning, after an HEB stop, and coffee from Cowboy Coffee.

I had left the shore water turned off, as well as the pump, just to be sure that that nothing came loose overnight. So I turned the shore water back on, and so far it’s working perfectly.

I’ll wait a week or so, take the pedestal cover back off, and then retighten the nuts back down.

But so far, so good.

Last week, after the Big Freeze I ordered a thermometer that I can remotely monitor over the Internet, one like this one.

Govee Temperator Sensor

Govee WiFi Thermometer/Hydrometer Smart Sensor

So when it came in at work, I set it up and configured to check it out. And when it worked fine, I tossed it in my bag to bring home. Or at least I thought I did.

I actually forgot about it for a couple of days, but when I  remembered it, I dug into my bag, and came up empty. I figured at the time that it had either fallen out of my bag, or maybe not made it into my bag.

But when I looked for it back at work, I again came up empty. But on a hunch, I tried to monitor the sensor using the Govee phone app. And there it was.

Somewhere in the office. And I knew it was close since I could connect with it via Bluetooth as well as WiFi. And so far I looked everywhere, with no luck.

But wherever it is, it’s 72.6° with 55.6% humidity.

Tomorrow we’re going to move some stuff over to our storage room over in Dickinson so we can sort through it.

And as we’ve been sorting through stuff, Jan came across these two photos from the past.

This one shows my parents at one of their Gulf Shores, AL rental beach houses down at Orange Beach. According to the back, it was taken in 1984.

Mother and Daddy At The Beach House 1984-500

And this one is a favorite of ours.

It shows our two mothers pushing a cart together, Jan’s on the left and mine on the right, while we were shopping at WalMart. This was probably around 2005-2006.

Two Moms At WalMart - 500


Thought For The Day:

A dispensation perspective is a powerful tool for discernment.



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