November 25, 2012

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is always kind of a busy day cooking wise. I used the last of the meat proper to make turkey croquettes (my favorite part of the turkey experience), and the carcass is in the pot simmering away for the start of turkey soup. The turkeys were expensive this year – at Fry’s I paid $31 for a 14 1/2 lb. bird, but considering we get a minimum of seven meals out of it, it’s still a good deal no matter how you measure it.

Some homeowners are more skillful than others; for me anything that has to do with either electrical or water is best left to the experts. Consider yesterday. I noticed several wet spots around the back wall and pool area, so I cleared the stone and dug up the watering system lines to find several connections were leaking. I tried to fix one of them by replacing a small section of line with a coupling only to find a straem of water 12 ft. high shooting out the area I supposedly “fixed” after turning it on. Better to call the landscaping guys and have them fix it proper once and for all. It should be fairly cheap for them to fix – after all, I’ve done all the manual labor for them – my back yard looks like Bushwood at the end of Caddyshack!

Fall cleaning is in full swing in the house. This week the so-called “great room” (combined living-room/kitchen) gets cleaned in preparation for the raising of the Christmas tree next weekend. In the same spirit, I’ve cleaned up all the links on the Goodboys Nation blogroll, updating some, removing old or dead links, adding a couple new ones. Part of my six-figure deal with Callaway Golf was to add their blog to the blogroll. Also, there’s a great new Las Vegas blog I found – definitely worth checking out as the weeks tick down to the annual Goodboys weekend this coming February.

One of the links I removed was my good friend from Kentucky days Jerome Pascua’s blog. He hasn’t kept it up, and after having to reformat my Blackberry I lost his phone number. So Jerome, if you’re out there, give me a call!

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  1. Christmas cleaning getting underway here as well..decorating and tree trimming will happen 14-15th. May get the outside lights up this weekend. Dec 9 heading to Indy for the Trans Siberian Orchestra Christmas concert…brand new show this year…my 5th time to see them and always leave awe struck. Cannot say enough good things about how spectacular this show is. Go see it if they are in the Phoenix area. You won’t be disappointed.

    Comment by Jana — November 26, 2012 @ 5:16 am


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