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Old 07-12-2013, 03:34 AM   #11981
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I don't shower and get dressed until I'm wide awake, about two hours after I stumble from bed....
I'm not wide awake until it's almost time for bed! Hence my 3:00 AM ramblings...
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:48 AM   #11982
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If you have a little extra jam try these!

Jam Bars
cup light brown sugar
1 cup AP flour
1 cup rolled oats
t Baking Soda
1/8 t Salt
cup butter, at room temperature
cup jam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix brown sugar, flour, rolled oats, baking soda and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture. Press two cups of the mixture into the bottom of an 8X8 inch square pan. Spread jam almost to the edge of the base crust. Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top and press lightly. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into 16 small bars.

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I sometimes add chopped nuts or coconut to the crumb mixture.

When the bars are cool spank a little powdered sugar on top.
This sounds lovely, thanks B
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:19 AM   #11983
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Maybe someone swiped it for scrap...
Boy that seems like a lot of work. Unless you don't have to separate dissimilar metals and the insulation anymore.
I'll have to call the nearest scrap yard and ask them for next time. Although it would probably cost me as much in gas as what I might get for it to drive there.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:46 AM   #11984
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Boy that seems like a lot of work. Unless you don't have to separate dissimilar metals and the insulation anymore.
I'll have to call the nearest scrap yard and ask them for next time. Although it would probably cost me as much in gas as what I might get for it to drive there.
Spike keeps every little piece of metal from the jobs he does. He keeps them in those five gallon buckets. When it is full he cashes it in. Have you any idea how much they are paying for scrap metal these days? You could make a good living just collecting it and cashing it in. For water heaters, if they are not broken down, you get paid less per pound. My daughter tossed her old iron that had burnt out. Gone in five minutes after they put the trash out.

Old and empty houses are a prime target to strip the plumbing and cash in. I just love Thursdays here. That is trash day. By the time the trucks get here for pickup, everyone's trash has been gone through and some barrels are half empty. They even take the empty cans put out for recycling. There is one very old lady with her big green bags hanging from her cart. She is very neat and makes sure she doesn't leave a mess after going through every container. She has long dishwashing yellow gloves that she wears. And a rubber apron that butchers wear. To look at her you would never guess that she makes a good living and owns her own home free and clear. All paid for with someone's trash. These folks even have their own route. And you don't cross the line and go onto a street that is not your route. I have even seen them fighting for their route. A whole subculture.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #11985
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When the bars are cool spank a little powdered sugar on top.
Bad bars, they need a spanking
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:40 AM   #11986
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Bad bars, they need a spanking
I say those bars need a good whack! A light spanking is of no value at all.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:52 AM   #11987
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I'm not wide awake until it's almost time for bed! Hence my 3:00 AM ramblings...
You too? I have the craziest sleep patterns. Or no pattern at all. I have noticed that all of a sudden I get sleepy right after I take my pills. So I have changed my pill taken completely around. I take my morning pills at 11 p.m. That way I wake up at fourish a.m. Then I continue with the 12 noon, and 6 p.m. in the morning of the day after. Sound confusing? Well once I got it figured out, it works. As long as I get my pills into me in a 24 hour period. Then I can start the next cycle. I often take a short nap during the afternoon for about 20 minutes.

I don't mind being up at the wee hours of the morning. I seem to have more energy during those hours. I clean and do housework, baking, etc. I often think of my working days. Sound asleep by 10 p.m. and still didn't want to get up at 6 a.m. to get ready for work. But what really use to get me mad was waking up at 6 a.m. without the alarm clock on Saturday and Sunday morning. But it felt so good to turn over and go back to sleep for another hour or so.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #11988
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I have a well develop talent for making more work for myself. I seem to enjoy doing everything the hard way.

All I wanted was another cup of coffee. So after I polished the sink chrome in the bathroom after washing my hands I went to get my cup. Nope, not at the computer, not where I usually sit, not on the counter in the kitchen after I wiped it down and cleaned it, not on top of the stove after I cleaned that too. Dang, all I want is a cup of coffee. So I gave up and poured one in a clean cup I had just cleaned after I washed all the stuff in the sink. Opened the door to the micro. Voila! There was my cup of coffee all nice and hot. I am losing it folks, I am losing it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:11 PM   #11989
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I felt like having ribs tonight so I ran all the way into the city to get them. The ones they sell in the town store are real fatty. On the way home I also picked up some fresh, locally grown corn... finally... and treated myself to a large soft serve twist of orange sherbet and vanilla yogurt. Boy, have ice cream cones really gone up in price.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:23 PM   #11990
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I've been mowing this morning (since Pac didn't show up to help me out!
I'm taking a rest.
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