Christmas dinner planning. Costco. Shed addition.

Marv and shed addition
Marv working on the shed addition

Marv Fitchett was back at work on our shed addition today, and is making good progress. The roof panels are in place as is some of the siding, and he added two of the three doors today. At this point you can get an idea of what the space will look like, and I think it will provide a good amount of added room for storage. Continue reading Christmas dinner planning. Costco. Shed addition.

Busy day. Neighbor update.

Interior at Kiss The Cook
The interior at Kiss The Cook is kitschy-cute

“Every meal served with a kiss!” That’s the motto at Kiss The Cook (KTC), a favorite restaurant on W Glendale Ave in Glendale and where we went for breakfast this morning. The kiss, of course, is a Hershey’s Kiss placed on your bill at the end of the meal. The decor at KTC is eclectic, with mostly kitschy antiques and household items. We ate inside, but they also have outside seating. On Saturdays you should plan to get there by 7:45 AM at the latest, for it gets quite busy after 8:00! Continue reading Busy day. Neighbor update.

Rescuing dying plants. More shopping.

new plants
Elaine put some new plants in the gap left when some of the previous died.

Last weekend Elaine bought some plants to put in the planters in front to replace some that had died. I had planned to have Andy do the planting but he would not be able to do it until the end of next week so tonight Elaine dug in (so to speak) and did the planting herself. As it was, one small flat of plants did not survive the wait. But now our planter boxes look more full again, with the holes filled. Great job, Elaine! Continue reading Rescuing dying plants. More shopping.

More shopping LOL

Last week Elaine had placed an order with Bed, Bath & Beyond for an item to be delivered but realized when she got home she did not have a receipt for it and she did not get email confirmation. I checked our credit card account and saw the charges had been made so the transaction had happened. So today she wanted to go back to the store to be sure the details had been handled correctly. We stopped to chat with Pete Petersen and Bobby Fierro on our way out and asked Pete if he wanted to come. He said yes, if we were also going to Trader Joe’s, which is nearby. Sure, we told him. Continue reading More shopping LOL

Doggy maintenance. Shopping at The Home Depot. Leftovers.

It was time for Kerby and Gizmo to have their three-week session with Danielle, this time for maintenance only. That’s bathing and minor clipping where needed. She also checks and clean Kerby’s ears; the latter is needed lately as he has some ear mites. We also treat the ears with an otic solution provided by his vet. Three weeks from now they will return for a full grooming. Continue reading Doggy maintenance. Shopping at The Home Depot. Leftovers.

Trader Joe’s. Bed, Bath & Beyond. Smashburger. MT snow.

Trader Joe's
A look inside Trader Joe’s

When Elaine returned from the Women’s Club meeting around 11:30 this morning she asked if I wanted to go to Trader Joe’s with her (I did). We like Trader Joe’s for some shopping, though it is too far away for us to do our regular shopping there. They do carry a good selection of produce but we mostly buy packaged goods and not produce there. I am not sure about Elaine, but the produce doesn’t look as good as what we see at Fry’s. They have quite a selection of packaged meats and cheeses and a great selection of frozen items. The Trader Joe’s we go to is on N 20th St, just south of Camelback, and is the size of a neighborhood market. Very easy to get around in. Continue reading Trader Joe’s. Bed, Bath & Beyond. Smashburger. MT snow.

Shopping and then some. Let’s go a year. Fever gone.

Pete Petersen needed to do some shopping this morning as did Elaine, so she picked him up and headed out; he can’t haul much on his scooter. At first she only thought they were going to Albertson’s, but it got to be more than that! He had a list of stuff to buy for Lois, so they headed off to other stores and by the time they were done they had been to Albertson’s, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Fry’s (for fuel), the 99¢ Store, and St Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop. And not having done enough this morning, she went to Hobby Lobby this afternoon! Continue reading Shopping and then some. Let’s go a year. Fever gone.

Antifurl flag pole. Fry’s, Costco, shopping.

Grace Alley flagpole
My new Grace Alley tangle-free flagpole will keep my flag from wrapping around the pole, I hope.

While I have enjoyed having the US flag on the front of our house, I was not happy that the flag would get wrapped around the pole when blown in the wind. This was because it was fastened tight at the top with no way to move around the pole as the wind blew. That pole was a simple wooden one, so I bought a different one from Grace Alley on Amazon that is designed to prevent that. This one is made with a two-piece pole and the upper half is free to rotate around its central shaft and this is intended to keep the flag flying free. We’ll see if it works. The flag I had bought does not have grommets for fastening it to the flagpole so I will have to modify it by adding grommets. In the meantime I just cut small slots for the fasteners to attach. Continue reading Antifurl flag pole. Fry’s, Costco, shopping.

WinCo shopping. Newsletter ready for printing. Banks are changing.

It was WinCo shopping time today for Elaine. She invited Pete Petersen to come along since he cannot carry much with his only vehicle – a motor scooter – and he likes to shop at WinCo. He has convinced us of the values for shopping there as well as the quality of some of their offerings. I have liked the Tisdale line of wines he introduced me to; they cost in the $3 range but are good enough for my nightly glass of red wine. And there are several other items we get at WinCo instead of at other stores. So instead of only shopping at Fry’s, we now also shop at WinCo, Trader Joe’s, and sometimes Walmart for groceries. Continue reading WinCo shopping. Newsletter ready for printing. Banks are changing.

Burrito breakfast. Work on newsletter.

Sunday morning at our house means one of Elaine’s special Breakfast Burritos. A truly outstanding treat. I can eat about half so I save the other half for lunch. Jimmy Dean Regular Sausage mixed Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage, cooked with red and green peppers and onions, and served on a flour tortilla with scrambled eggs and shredded cheese and salsa. Yum! Continue reading Burrito breakfast. Work on newsletter.