Tuesday, July 21, 2020

June... gone none too soon.

No posts in June…  Well, that is because June sucked.  All month brought things breaking down – some could be repaired while others required high end new purchases (like a stove).  There were injuries and sickness (NOT Covid!).  There was (and is) surging Covid cases in state and county… while people act like it is 2019.  Salud at Whole Foods is permanently closed and is not making good on the points earned by volunteers (thanks so much Bezos – NOT!).  The art gallery I’m part of lost their building, tho thankfully we are still going on with borrowed venues until we have a new gallery home. 

Yeah, I was depressed.

But the worst thing was the sad realization that people I know are going to get sick and maybe die because they are idiots or were around idiots.  People who think it is “just a flu” or a hoax.  That wearing a mask is a violation of their civil liberties.  That social distancing is unconstitutional.

“Friends” who thought it was OK to snark and insult me because I wear a mask.  Guess they weren’t friends after all and sure aren’t any more…  I don’t care what you believe but do not think you are getting on my Facebook page and slamming me.  Seriously!

Enough of that!

In June...

The tomatoes were ripe and so delicious.

I started working on my genealogy again.

The turkey hens came back to hang out in the yard.

I like my new stove!

So June has now passed.  It's time to improve the attitude and get on with life.

Monday, July 20, 2020

... One Giant Leap...

51 years ago today!
I was 7 years old and one week old. My dad and I went out to look up. We could see the moon so it had to be a new moon phase.
You who are old enough, what do you remember?

Monday, May 25, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Full of "Toro"

We have acquired a used Toro push mower to keep up the areas closest to the house.  I knew we needed to have some oil, as those little engines get so hot.  But I wasn't sure what to get.

So I checked at their web site and it said to use "detergent SAE 10W30".  That's it.  I assumed that meant car oil but I wasn't sure.  So I followed the web site link for info.  

It was a Facebook page.  So I messaged my question from there.  Got a immediate robo reply that they don't answer questions there (!!!) and gave an email address to send to.


On 30 April I emailed this:  
"I was given a Toro model 16775 push mower.  On your spec page it says the oil to use is “detergent SAE 10W30.  Is this the same stuff as goes in the car?"  

On 5 May I recieved this reply:  "Thank you for contacting The Toro Company.  Your machine uses a high detergent SAE 10W-30 Motor Oil, which helps resists rust, oxidation, wear, corrosion and will also fight against the creation of sludge and deposits. If you search for "Detergent SAE 10W30 oil" online, you will find various brands who make this oil. 

Hope this helps! 

Regards,  Toro Consumer Service" 

Seriously??  I contact their customer service.  They repeat what I told them... then tell me to go find my answer in a random internet search.  Then give me a chirpy little "hope this helps".  Hope WHAT helps?  

My reply was "No, this didn’t help.  You repeated what I said and said to look online.  Very lame.  BTW, the question was “Is this the same oil as used in a car?”

Methinks perhaps with 'customer service' like this, when I do purchase new lawn equipment it will NOT be Toro. 

Just saying.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Glass vs Metal Ovenware

Since we're all cooking way more than normal, here's a piece you might find useful.  What type ovenware (cake pans) is better for different methods?  

This came to me via an Extension Homemaker newsletter.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Humor For These Days...

This quilt had me rolling in laughter.

Now we know what she is smiling about!

Reason for the scream?  He has 10 daughters in his home.

It wasn't The Ring that drove Gollum mad...

Art on the most expensive paper known to man.

Friday, April 10, 2020