Saturday, August 28, 2010
Who ever knew there were so many people out there interested in an old Camaro. It's a Z28 Iroc 1987. It's a nice car and was enjoyed in it's day, but now just sits in my driveway which apparently is not cool with the county since it's tags are expired. It can't be on the street or in my own driveway. The garage is too crowded, so short of putting it in the backyard (LOL) it's either tag it (which would mean getting Aaron to inspect it, getting tags, getting insurance, etc) or sell it. Considering it isn't going to be driven by anyone the obvious answer is to sell it.
We put it up for sale online and the phone has not stopped ringing off the hook and the emails are flooding in. So I arrange to have people come by, only to realize we don't know where the keys are! I frantically search for keys to no avail so I call Aaron to get his extra set only to be informed that he gave me the extra set when he brought it home last time. So now, 2 sets were missing. Finally find one and of course the battery is dead since it's been sitting. Aaron takes the battery out of another car since he's driving the truck today and puts it in and it starts fine. finally. So now there's just the wait for the crowds to come when in reality with all those calls, I still bet most won't show up.
Here it is...with all it's blemishes. I guess I'd have blemishes too if I was an almost 25 year old car that still runs great!
Update: It sold easily and quickly...the 2nd person that came by!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Well, this years garden has done ok. Not nearly as plentiful as previous years, but still we got plenty for us and a little to share. The tomatoes are almost done, with every plant still full of tomatoes but many dead leaves too.
Other things are looking great still and still have many blooms, like these baby yellow squash
More yellow squash & spaghetti squash
In desperate need of rain!
and zucchini's are plentiful with all plants still producing
The first plantings of green beans (among many other things) all got eaten, but this is the fall crop planted. Excuse the weeds! We really need to get working on them!
And this is one of the smaller Armenian cucumbers! They are super crisp and taste so good!
The beets and turnips are all done. The cucumbers are still going strong and the later planting of the winter squash are looking good with hundreds of acorn and butternut growing well. The corn is also about done...
Now it's time to start making more spaghetti sauce and freezing mega amounts and shredding some zucchini to freeze. Just today I picked 6 grocery bags full of tomatoes, 3 bags full of zucchini and a bag full of green beans. Also 4 bags of cucumbers. No cabbage or okra this year...the ground hogs got it all, several times! We have tons and tons of banana peppers, but the green, yellow and orange bell peppers died out and are only producing golf ball sized peppers now, LOL. Earlier in the year we were getting lots of really nice sized ones.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I have never been a huge fruit lover. I like fruit ok, but it's veggies that are my preference. I (usually) get 12-18 servings a day of them. When I remind myself to eat fruit, I don't *not* like it, it's just that I rarely think about it when it's the veggies I crave.
Yesterday we got a magazine at work that had a salad in it that was made with a strange combo of ingredients, including 2 large papayas and 2 large mangoes. We made it at the office today and it was
It had arugula, avocado, papaya, mango, fennel and shrimp. The dressing was made with olive oil, lime and sea salt.
It was super healthy with the good fat from the olive oil and avocado and had the perfect blend of other ingredients.
If anyone would like the recipe, I can send you the link. It didn't come with NI, but I plugged it all into the spark people calculator and have those numbers also. They were really great for the serving size.
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