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Old 02-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #1851
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What I'm doing? Getting ready to strip the meat off of the rotisserie chicken I bought yesterday, and putting it in the freezer along with the juices (quite a bit). The skin wasn't crisp, and too salty, so I'll just put that in with the carcass and make stock.

It was garlicy and tasted like lime - delicious flavor, just a little too salty, so I'll thin it down.

I need to make more stock anyway.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #1852
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I think I managed to fool my body because I seemed to have plenty of energy this morning. I was able to have two cups. *YAY!* It tasted just fine.

Also, I use instant coffee, which has come a long way too. I liked the flavor better than the brewed coffee I had been making, and no waste, so I got rid of the coffee maker, giving myself more counter space.
And I am just the opposite. I would rather go without coffee than drink instant or decaf. It has been at least 35 years since I have bought instant. I make a fresh pot of brewed coffee, shut it off immediately. Then heat up each cup in the microwave. Even when I go to Winthrop to see the Doc, I am the only patient they let out the locked doors to go across the street to get myself a large coffee that has caffeine. Winthrop only serves decaf. I am seriously considering that when this drip machine gives out, getting an electric percolator. They make really good coffee. Will have to look into the different makes. I want one where I can choose the strength.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #1853
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I am just getting going. Woke up with a headache (I hate being a human barometer) and took an extra long time getting up and moving today. Blah. The weather is beautiful today (thus the headache). Its sunny and above zero, if I felt better I'd be out for a walk. As it is, I'm going to open the windows and air the house out.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #1854
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i'm cutting pieces of plywood so when my boy gets home from school we'll build a bat box for his cub scout project.

i printed out plans but somehow lost them, so i'll just have to wing it... pun intended.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:20 PM   #1855
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i'm cutting pieces of plywood so when my boy gets home from school we'll build a bat box for his cub scout project.

i printed out plans but somehow lost them, so i'll just have to wing it... pun intended.
A bat box? I'm going to assume you mean a house sort of thing? My baseball brain kicked in and I read batter's box. Sheesh. Do you have a lot of bats around?
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:22 PM   #1856
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i'm cutting pieces of plywood so when my boy gets home from school we'll build a bat box for his cub scout project.

i printed out plans but somehow lost them, so i'll just have to wing it... pun intended.
I hope that house isn't for old bats like me. (pun intended!)
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:31 PM   #1857
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A bat box? I'm going to assume you mean a house sort of thing? My baseball brain kicked in and I read batter's box. Sheesh. Do you have a lot of bats around?

he will have.... :)
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:49 PM   #1858
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lol, there's a few in my belfry, alix.

addie, i know you're small but this would be pushing it. how are you with cleaning up guano?

yes, it's a home for bats. it's essentially a birdhouse but for bats, to help attract them to an area like a ballfield. bats are good guys since they eat bugs like mosquitos. and i can have fun scaring the kids with stories about them when we're camping.
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lol, there's a few in my belfry, alix.

addie, i know you're small but this would be pushing it. how are you with cleaning up guano?

yes, it's a home for bats. it's essentially a birdhouse but for bats, to help attract them to an area like a ballfield. bats are good guys since they eat bugs like mosquitos. and i can have fun scaring the kids with stories about them when we're camping.
I will pass on the guano. How is the bat house different from a bird house? Wouldn't birds take up residence? Do they have night games at the ball field? That is when bats like to come out. I have a great idea for stories around the camp fire. Have someone come out of the edge of the woods with a cape on right in the middle of your story just long enough for the kids to see the outline. Then dash back ino the woods.
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Well, I was going to strip the rotisserie chicken, but it was lunch time, and there was that whole other leg.... I stripped the skin off and heated it in the microwave.

This afternoon, I've been trying to catch up with the New Posts here, but it seems people are posting like crazy. I'll finally get them all read and new posts of my own made, go and check my emails and what's on TV, check back with DC and find another batch of posts. I'm not complaining. I like it when it's busy like this.
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