The kitchen

The carpenter talk went well. We like this guy, and he can do big jobs or little jobs, which is a good thing. Jane and I have skills, but we have reached that stage in life that makes crawling under cabinets and hefting heavy objects up at awkward angles involving...

Generally doing a lot better.

Wearing astigmatic correction glasses has helped a lot. Been gardening—time for the iris to be whacked down to 6″, so we can see other nice things in the gardens, and I pretty well filled the big green recycling bin all by myself. Jane’s been...

Love is—

We have lousy hot water delivery. I frequently turn on the bathroom sink hot water to get hot water in the kitchen (we are going to install an auxiliary water heater in the coming kitchen revision)—and sometimes if you want a hot bath. I most always shower. But...

We have, btw, gotten two more fishes…

Sanzo, who is a lot like Goku—there are pix, but we’ll have to get more organized. And, officially, Maddy ii, a platinum butterfly fin. We’ve been worried because the fishes are so spooky and don’t seem to be eating much, though we’ve had...

Went to the doc…

ENT guy swears it’s not the ears, or if it is, it’s probably neurological…etc. OTOH on the way home, after thinking about a statement he made that the bilateral brain does rely on having input from senses in some sort of agreement…I began...

Desperation cooking…

I started to drive myself to the store. And lo, somebody left some door open on the Prius, their one Achilles heel. It’s hot, it’s nasty, I’m not about to tackle the problem in the heat: we have to call AAA to get the jump. So…do it tomorrow....

The little fishes wouldn’t come out of cover…so…

We went back to the store and bought a 6″er. You could almost hear little fishie voices exclaiming “Nee-san!” in great relief. Now we have five little noses lined up under the pump shelter. But big brother comes out to eat, and the little ones are...

Pond report

We did lose 2 of the little fishes—they’re very small, and at this stage of life, fragile. Two kohaku (orange spots on white) didn’t make it, what with the crazy weather that’s also made the pond murky. I did a drain down of all but 1000...

Doing better—on average.

The high bloodpressure is dropping back into the pre-hypertensive and the ‘normal’ range. Which is good. But it’s not all that—I was dizzy yesterday. So it’s that AND the ears, for which I have an appointment — in June. Sigh. But...

Seems logical, given a blood pressure incident…

to take a look at salt content. I spent a while yesterday going over our recipes and figuring out, well, yes, we could do better. Discoveries. Your intake should be around 1500 mg a day, up to 2300. Soy sauce is 920 a tablespoon. Wah! I’m going for the green...