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Cooking Goddess

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Let it rain, let it rain...

Three days of rain was great! Almost 3.5 inches in that time will contribute a lot to reducing our drought in the state. I've been feeling bad for the people who rely on private wells for their water. Having said that - three days of rain, some accompanied by driving winds, uncovered the fact that we need a new roof. (Uncovered, get it? :LOL: :rolleyes: Forgive me, I'm a bit punchy right now.) A wee bit leaky up there...

When we were selling my Mom's house, I had our realtor friends over for dinner one night so that they could go through the house and tell me where to spend money and what jobs to skip. She said that the bathroom was first, since any new buyer wouldn't want to go through the trouble of completely remodeling the bathroom when it was the only bathroom in the house. With that in mind, we'll be getting a new roof so that new owners don't have to put up with the noise. Good thing it will probably be just a one-day job.

I have been telling Himself for YEARS that we need to get out of this house before the really big, expensive jobs need doing. Well, looks like we're here for the noisy one. Serves him right. On the plus side, any listing can start with "Brand new roof!" :LOL: Gotta move before we need a new A/C.
 

medtran49

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Our female pug gets her drink and then comes and licks our legs with water cascading down the leg usually, and it's almost always my leg.

And then there's the male, he drinks, gets loads of water inside his lower jaw and all over his face, and proceeds to leave a trail/puddle of water on floor. Every. Single. Time!
 

GinnyPNW

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I hate change! Add computers to that, double yuck!!!

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Chief Longwind Of The North

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I ate hot dinner, with a cold glass of rice milk. Now, I feel cold, inside this warm house. I hope I feel stronger tomorrow. I made 2 pies, drove my grandson to his jiu jitsu practice, and cooked dinner. I cleaned up the dishes I used. I might just be ready to crawl into bed. Oh how I wish I could have some creamy hot chocolate.

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
 

dragnlaw

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Been without the Internet since Sun. Couldn't take it any more and popped into the library to get my DC fix.

I have never in my life been in such a noisy Library! One guy is handicapped and I can handle that - but 2 others just have loud voices and I cannot believe no one, including a staff member who was being spoken to, did not say anything.
 

GinnyPNW

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Ouch!! Is there an ETA for the WWW to come back? I have a "hot spot" I can use when ours goes out. And ours goes out from time to time...sometimes more often than others. It is a pain in the butt!
 

taxlady

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Been without the Internet since Sun. Couldn't take it any more and popped into the library to get my DC fix.

I have never in my life been in such a noisy Library! One guy is handicapped and I can handle that - but 2 others just have loud voices and I cannot believe no one, including a staff member who was being spoken to, did not say anything.
That's a bummer. Do you have internet available on your phone? Do you have enough data that you could use your phone as a hotspot for your computer? I have done that, but you really have to watch how much data you are using. It's so much easier to use a lot of data on a PC, for me in any case.
 

dragnlaw

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Yes, I did hotspot my phone to the computer but as you say - uses AN AWFUL LOT of data. Hardest is evenings I'm pooped, I can hardly read a book as my brain has shut down. I have to watch TV in order to stay awake long enough to go to bed! LOL
I usually have a movie stashed on my computer but didn't this time. LOL I was able to stay awake because I got so angry with the situation.
So I did download a couple of movies at the library. First one 'Made in Italy' - pretty good. Then the next night discovered I had already seen 'The Gray Man' - watched it anyhow, it's good. A little bit of overkill but funny to my thinking. I can only download from Netflix. not Disney nor have I figured out Prime -

What also did NOT impress me - I had several recipes to do and thought, 'oh boy, great time to cook'.... not... CMT is not available - knew that program had a couple of major drawbacks.
So now I save them to a PDF in my recipe file - except I can't add my private notes. So as I make the recipes I'll convert them to Word. I'll get there slowly but...
 

GotGarlic

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Yes, I did hotspot my phone to the computer but as you say - uses AN AWFUL LOT of data. Hardest is evenings I'm pooped, I can hardly read a book as my brain has shut down. I have to watch TV in order to stay awake long enough to go to bed! LOL
I usually have a movie stashed on my computer but didn't this time. LOL I was able to stay awake because I got so angry with the situation.
So I did download a couple of movies at the library. First one 'Made in Italy' - pretty good. Then the next night discovered I had already seen 'The Gray Man' - watched it anyhow, it's good. A little bit of overkill but funny to my thinking. I can only download from Netflix. not Disney nor have I figured out Prime -

What also did NOT impress me - I had several recipes to do and thought, 'oh boy, great time to cook'.... not... CMT is not available - knew that program had a couple of major drawbacks.
So now I save them to a PDF in my recipe file - except I can't add my private notes. So as I make the recipes I'll convert them to Word. I'll get there slowly but...
I thought CMT had a desktop version as well.
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After checking the website, I guess it doesn't. That's another advantage of Paprika. It has an app and a desktop version; the desktop version doesn't require internet access to use.
 

Andy M.

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I thought CMT had a desktop version as well.
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After checking the website, I guess it doesn't. That's another advantage of Paprika. It has an app and a desktop version; the desktop version doesn't require internet access to use.
I have it on my laptop and phone. They synch.
 

dragnlaw

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Sorry Andy, if you mentioned earlier, I've forgotten it. Which one are you talking about? Paprika or CMT.
I have CMT on my phone and laptop. Yes, they sync. but to use them without a hook up to the internet I would need to use my data... which is what I don't want to do.
I'll have to check out Paprika (lol, is that Chef John's choice of ??)
 

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