The weatherman had said that the weekend’s rain would taper off Monday morning and be gone by midday. But I guess Mother Nature never got that memo, because yesterday was a cold, breezy, and very wet day across much of Alabama.
That didn’t stop Ben from Absolute Power Solutions from coming out first thing in the morning and putting down marker flags where the trenches will be dug in the backyard for the gas lines to run to our existing cook stove connection and where the Generac whole house generator will be installed.
Except for taking Alli out for potty breaks several times during the day, I spent most of it working on Big Lake Accident. I started out making corrections to chapters I had already written, then writing another chapter and printing it out to add to the ones Terry is editing and proofreading. I am over 49,000 words into the new book now, and if I can keep up this pace, I will have it done and hopefully out by the end of the month.
There’s an old saying that an army moves on its stomach. There’s another one about the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, I was in the Army and I’m a man, so it’s a good thing my wife is such a superb cook, right? Let me share with you three wonderful meals she’s prepared in the last few days.
While I’ve always enjoyed fishing, I’d rather catch them than eat them for the most part. Unless Terry is cooking them. Then everything changes. Check out this amazing black sesame tuna steak with wedge potatoes and wild rice. Makes you want to crawl right through the screen and eat it, doesn’t it?
I love pizza and have enjoyed delicious pizza from border to border and coast to coast. But nobody makes pizza like Terry does. These are the ones she made Sunday. Everything is from scratch and baked to perfection. She likes hers with all kinds of veggies on them.
In comparison, I’m a simple man. Give me one of Terry’s pepperoni pizzas, and I’m always happy.
Last night it was pan-seared salmon steaks, along with wedge potatoes and sautéed veggies for Terry, while I had a side of peas.
My friend Alan Banks keeps saying I’m going to be surprised when he shows up here unannounced at 5 o’clock some evening for dinner. No, he’s going to be the one surprised, because we usually don’t eat until around 7. But I’m sure I can find some chores that need done to keep him busy until dinner is served.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – A tongue is like a knife. The sharper it is, the deeper it cuts.