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Musings

  • I’m beginning to agree with the crusty oldVax guy who once told me “Unix and crap, they both start with C.”
    • I’m not becoming a Windows guy by any means, but it’s been a very frustrating couple of days.
  • Girlie Bear survived her first weekend on a job.  I’m hoping that working retail will make her just as misanthropic as her father.
  • Boo had his first cross-country practice today.  Irish Woman was worried he wouldn’t be able to finish a one-mile run.  He did it twice and asked when the next practice was.
  • Beta reader input on the Romans book is coming in.  Still hoping to have it out by the end of August.
  • In the meantime, work on the next book is on-going.  It’ll be a collection of short stories with a working title of “Battle Buddy.”  My hope is to have that one out early next year.
  • I explained the CMP to someone today and he walked out of my cube very excited.  I might be persuaded to making another road trip to Camp Perry at some point in the future.
  • Not sure what’s going on with our canning efforts this year.  A 14-quart and an 18-quart roaster, full of tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, garlic, and herbs yielded 18 quart jars of pasta sauce.  However, the same roasters, filled with tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, and different herbs yielded 21 quart jars and 3 pint jars of chili base.  Cooking times and temperatures were close to being the same.
    • That’s right, when I was making spaghetti sauce, I lost an entire roaster’s worth of liquid to steam.
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6 Comments

  1. “That’s right, when I was making spaghetti sauce, I lost an entire roaster’s worth of liquid to steam.”

    That’s why your family holds your cooking in such high e-steam . . .

    😉

  2. LOL, so how much DID you eat while ‘making’ the sauce??? 🙂

  3. “I’m beginning to agree with the crusty oldVax guy who once told me “Unix and crap, they both start with C.”
    I’m not becoming a Windows guy by any means, but it’s been a very frustrating couple of days.”

    Computers; you can’t live with ’em, and hitting ’em with an axe is nowhere near as satisfying as it sounds.

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