I got a phone call from The Pirate. He is living with a room mate and wants out. He is drunk around the clock. So he applied on line for a job for maintenance today in the same town where his oldest son lives. He got a call back ten minutes after he posted it. The man in Colorado Hdqt. interviewed him right over the phone. It is a very large corporation and liked what my son had to say. He told him his weaknesses as well as his strength. So the man liked what he heard and asked when he could go up to the North Shore for a second interview. The man at the site called him, like what he heard and gave my son the job right over the phone. He got hired without anyone even seeing him. Tomorrow he goes for his drug test. They want him to start next week. He will have too find a studio apt. in the town where the job is. So it looks like my house will get raided once again. Specially the kitchen.
Second piece of good news. For months The Pirate has been trying to save to buy himself a much needed car. But it seems that every time he gets the money together, one of his kids needs something. The last emergency was his youngest son had an infected and impacted wisdom molar. No dental insurance. Where else do you go to but good ole Dad. But today, and just in time for his new job, he was able to buy a crap box of a car. But he is good with cars and can fix it up himself. He was able to also get the insurance for it. Tomorrow he will register it and it will be on the road and he will be all set. One more worry from my life.
Next. I received my new measuring cups and spoons today. The cups are heavy stainless steel and one piece. The handle are short and they don't tip over even if there is just a little ingredients left in the bottom. There is also a little lip on the opposite end from the handle so that they nest evenly. These have both American and Canadian measurements marked. 1 CUP 240ml, 3/4 CUP 180 ml, 2/3 CUP 160 ml, 1/2 CUP 120 ml, 1/3 CUP 80 ml, 1/4 CUP 60 ml.
The spoons are double ended and magnetized. One end is elongated and will fit into spice containers and the other is a regular spoon. They sit flat on the counter so you can pour liquids without having to hold it. Good point if your hands are messy. They nest inside one another and are held together with the magnet in each one. The measurements are clearly marked and engraved on each spoon. They have both American and Canadian measurements marked. The spoons are 1 Tbsp 1.5 mL, 1/2 Tbsp 7.5 mL, 1 tsp 5mL, 1/2 tsp 2.5 mL, 1/4 tsp 1.25mL.
The cups and spoons are bit pricey. But I think they are worth every cent. I am so pleased with them. I finally have a set of cups and spoons I am happy with. I hate plastic ones. My plastic cups have only five cups. This set has six. And there are five spoons. Those will go to The Pirate for his kitchen so he can cook.
I also ordered a larger springform pan today for my g'son's cheesecake. I only have a seven inch one. And with his appetite, I know he will clean out the bigger one.
I didn't get to the mini pies today. I do have the apples cooked, just didn't make it to the pie maker yet. Too many interruptions. Tomorrow.