Thursday, February 17, 2011
Three in a row
As the embers and coals ebbed, we put on a dutch oven full of Idaho Russet Burbank potatoes for Thursday breakfast. Eggs & Taters here we come! Yum.
Sparky came rather late yesterday but being the frenetic, hyper electrician that he is, he had the 30 amp service installed in well under one hour. He really chose a creative mounting for the all-weather unit. He's a great guy. Afterwards, he helped me realize how easy it would be to wire up the inside of the house. I had a major breakthrough with this realization and we will probably proceed soon in that direction.
After Sparky departed, I headed overta Cottonwood. Probably wouldn't have gone except we were out of drinking water. We buy all our culinary drinking water from a "water store" over there. It's 30 cents a gallon and well worth the time and trouble to get it. Fifteen gallons generally lasts nearly two weeks. We use our own well water for everything except for drinking.
On the way back, we ran into Gary at the gas station. He had loaded 350 firre bricks into the back of his truck. That's probably 2000+ pounds. They are pristine and amazing fire bricks with quite an interesting backstory. Maybe we will tackle an earth oven afterall.
Susun and Stasea had a fine day yesterday. The photos below was from the beach walk and the train ride. Here's the text of a note Susun sent early Wednesday:
"Just returned from a 3 mile walk to the Spouting Horn, passed Baby Beach and the
beautiful Allerton Gardens. The weather was mostly sunny and a delicious light breeze.
Came home had a shower and a great breakfast including some really great soy sausage.
Going to Lihue to by kitchen curtain fabric and take a TRAIN RIDE!
Tonight meeting Stasea's old roomie Sarah and a friend for Happy Hour before going to Dr Larry and Carolines for Dinner."
Have a great day and Many Cheers! jp
Posted by John Parsons at 7:56 AM
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Let Susun know I've been to the exact spot she was yesterday. Also, the Allerton Gardens were owned by an adopted bankers son from Chicago. There's a lot to the story and hopefully she will learn about it. And you, too. It's quite interesting. Allerton Park in Illinois is not far from my Decatur home and was owned by this same Allerton's father. It was my favorite spot. I loved this place in Kauai when I went there. And the spouting horn, too. It's a lovely island. Stasea is truly blessed to live in such a lovely place. And the most free ranging chickens I've ever seen.
that is so true about the chickens!!
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