3/2/2019

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It’s been awhile since I posted. I got flooded this week, had to stay at friends and traverse the river way to high, but I made it. It was scary getting through. I had to teach my Honda to swim.
I spent most of the day today cleaning out the garage. The flood was deeper than I previously thought, 16 inches up on the side of the car. There is water in the back seat floor of the green Honda. I’ll need to drill holes in the floor or bail it out. The mud was everywhere, fine silt. I used the hose and the boat brush to loosen it up and wash it down, first the entrance way and around my car so I stop tracking it in, then the garage. The wood shop side still had saw dust soggy with the flood, broom pushed out and shoveled, then washed with the hose. The washing machine area was thick in mud. I scrubbed and hosed it out, first removing all the tools I have stashed near the door. There was water in the dryer. I used a funky outside towel to sop it up, then dried my door shade towel to clean it out. It’s OK now. So much mud. I picked up more bottles and cans of this and that and stashed them back where they belong. It’s going to take a long time to get this place dried out.
I made a batch of Pasta Fagioli soup using the Costco bacon bits, carrots, celery, zucchini, green beans, mushrooms, onions, garlic and garden herbs. I had to wash the silt from the herbs before chopping, especially the oregano was covered. I added a can of pinto beans, macaroni parboiled, some tomato paste from the tube, some ‘Better than Bullion’ chicken with the chicken broth and a dash of white wine. It turned out fine, four buckets for lunches ready to go.
I got a new stand mixer I want to try out, researching good cake recipes to try it on, a strawberry shortcake in mind. We’ll see.

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