Let’s start off this week with something that makes me smile. I hope it works for you, too.
You’re welcome! That’s our sweet granddaughter Jordan and her 9-month-old Rae. We’re so excited every time we get pictures or a video!
This week was Valentine’s Day and my sweet valentine bought me a present I’ve wished I had for a long time, a KitchenAid mixer. I have the perfect place for it in our house!
AND in a related story, the repairman finally came and the oven is fixed! First, the oven wouldn’t light so the repairman ordered a new igniter. When it came more than a week later, it didn’t work, either. Ordered another one, another long time later he came back to install it and decided that it wasn’t really the igniter, it was the thermostat, so he replaced that. The burner lighted, so he shut it off, gave us his bill and left. Only trouble was, apparently the burners had been converted to use propane but the oven hadn’t. The flame came clear up into the oven and instead of shutting off at the 350 degrees it was set for, it shut off at 250 per the oven thermometer. Another call to the repairman and another week’s wait for the part. This time, it really is fixed (fingers crossed) and correctly calibrated. Here’s the first product, a carrot cake frosted and ready to eat. We’ve passed on parts of it to several friends. I’ll have to learn to make smaller amounts for just the two of us!
LeRoy finished up the awning on the west side of the house that he was working on in this picture. He called the contractor to tell him that the skirting and awning projects were completed so it was ready for the contractor’s checklist before calling for a county inspection. The contractor had a few suggestions to make and then he discovered that he hadn’t put the awning on the first permit application! He left to apply for an awning permit and we haven’t heard from him for a while. Oh well, we’re retired, so I guess we’re not in a hurry.
Meanwhile, I’ve been organizing on the inside. First the pantry,
then the shoe drawers using these clever holders
and then the socks and underwear drawer. Thanks, Bed Bath and Beyond!
As for LeRoy’s drawers, he’s on his own. He still has to open more than one drawer to find his stuff and he puts away his own laundry!
After a rainy, windy day yesterday, we took advantage of a bright sunny day to attend the Hank’s Day parade on Foothills Drive which pays tribute to the man credited with starting the Foothills community. Although he died in 1998, his influence is still seen all over the area where we live. He began developing the area in the 1960s when he purchased 3,000 acres east of Yuma. At one time, Hank and his family owned or founded Hank’s Market, Foothills Bank, Foothills Hardware, Schechert Family Aquatics, Far West Water and Sewer and I’m sure other businesses I don’t know about. Several of these are closed or have been sold to someone else to continue the business, but there is no doubt about the influence of the Schechert family.
Thanks, Hank. We enjoyed your parade!