Donut Shift is all work, no donuts. Fooey!
I've considered wearing my Lil Orbits Donuts apron to work, but then people would start expecting ME to bring donuts.
After working 3 weeks straight with only single days off (Wed & Sat) we finally got a couple of weekends in a row. First order of business ... SLEEP. Lots of sleep. Then we tackled housework.
Satisfaction is a clean bedroom
These make my life easier. Love 'em!
Then, because there are always leftovers by design, the next night they go into the electric skillet. I've discovered that leftover pot roast, chopped up and added to mixed vegetables simmered in bullion, makes a hearty and fast beef stew. AND ... refridgerator biscuits make nice dumplings and they thicken the au jus into gravy.
Given that I'm cooking for my son as well as my husband and myself, and it's so expensive to eat out, these appliances have already more than paid for themselves.
There are some houses here really cheap.
This home was exceptionally attractive to Bob because it is separated into 3 apartments with separate utility meters. We didn't go through it, but we did drive around the back and Bob peered into the windows.
I have to wonder about the extremely low prices. Do the homes have mold damage from that flood that nearly wiped Coffeyville off the map a few years back? Or are they perhaps homes that people have simply walked away from due to mortgage problems? If only the walls could speak.
Trying to tame the sweet tooth, but ...
Dalton Defender Days Are Almost Here
What you have to remember is that this isn't celebrating the Dalton Gang's demise as much as it is a tribute to people who stood up to protect their town from thugs.
People forget that back then, there was no FDIC and deposits were not insured. Those farmers and ranchers and townspeople had nothing to fall back on if those banks were robbed. While I'm sure that people would have done what they could to help each other, starvation and death from doing without would have been a very real outcome for some, had the Daltons succeeded.
I've got a lot of photos that I took at the festival last year, and I hope to get some better ones this year. We work with the fellow who plays Bob Dalton in the re-enactment, and he's a wealth of information about the history and the festival.
A Blast from my past ~ 2010 Jam Session
That's me on the left, playing my fiddle, or at least pretending to play, since I'm self taught.
I can sure see that I've lost weight. Wow. I think I'm around 25 lbs lighter now.
Sorry for the rocky start ... that just happens to be where he turned the camera on. We didn't know he was shooting video. To be totally honest, I'm not entirely sure HE knew he was shooting video, ha-ha-ha. As you can hear, the guitar is too close to him ... but given that it was a relatively inexpensive little Sony Cybershot, the sound quality isn't all that bad!