This Week’s Menu, November 20, 2016

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Menu for the week of November 20, 2016

Breakfast: Orange Danish
Lunch: Nachos
Dinner: Red snapper with baked potato

Breakfast: Bagels
Lunch: French onion soup
Dinner: Burgers

Breakfast: Ham and eggs
Lunch: Macaroni and cheese
Dinner: Steak salad

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Lunch: Leftover onion soup
Dinner: Lynn’s pot roast  (Here’s the link to the recipe.)

Thursday: Thanksgiving
Breakfast: Corned beef hash with eggs
Dinner: Thanksgiving Dinner at a friend’s house

Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy
Lunch: Tuna fish sandwiches
Dinner: Leftover pot roast

Breakfast: Breakfast burritos
Lunch: Corndogs
Dinner: Shrimp stirfry

It’s Thanksgiving this week. Thank goodness, we won’t be having turkey dinner at my place this year. My house is a disaster area! I kid you not. We started sanding the wood floors and despite our best efforts, dust is everywhere.

It’s not unexpected, but I had hoped it wouldn’t be quite this bad. We’ve been hand sanding, but it’s clear now we need the big guns. Tuesday we’ll go out and rent the professional floor sander. Hopefully it will get the job done quicker.

I rather like the bare wood. I’m hoping I can convince Greg to keep it natural, but I know he wants it to match the floor on the other side of the house. (Yes, they meet at two doorways.) Our other option is to sand all the floors in the entire house. That’s what I would do. Better to get it done now than have to hire someone in five years.

Maybe once he sees how much faster the big machine is, he’ll see the logic behind my madness.

My master goal is to finish all our big jobs within the next 12 months. There aren’t many left. With the house, the only thing left on the list is the floor. With the outside, we need fence. Lots of it. And we’re building it by hand. Did I mention that?

In the country, you typically have two types of fence, barbed wire, and welded wire. We have the remains of a barbed wire fence, but that’s not enough to keep goats and Iko in, so it’s welded wire in our future.

I had hoped we could’ve gotten everything done before Greg retired, but there were always more jobs than we anticipated. We got a lot done, but I can’t rest until everything is checked off the list.

Getting there!

Do you have a master plan of the things you have to get done throughout the year? Have you ever refinished wood floors? I’d be grateful for any advice.

If you’re in the US, where are you celebrating Thanksgiving?

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  1. I have not redone any type of floors, so clueless here to give you advice. We had a master plan of projects we would be doing in the months ahead, but life took an interesting turn and we found our resources for plans being used for something else, so we put a stop on them for the time being. The most important thing we have to do sooner than later is put a fence around the pool as the wee one becomes more mobile. It is imperative we get that done before he is walking or by his first birthday in February, whichever comes first. Right now I closely keep an eye on him and he is not able (as yet) to manipulate door knobs but they become too quickly adapt at things so one can never take chances.

    We’re going to son’s house to celebrate Thanksgiving. He’ll smoke a turkey and cook a roast, make a favorite pasta salad of their’s, along with stuffing, and we’ll make a cesar salad, bring rolls, and pies. Should be fun!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


    • Betty: I’d put that at the top of my list too. Babies grow so fast and they toddle even faster.

      Hubby’s mom told me stories about him as a toddler that would’ve scared me to death. There’s nothing worse than a smart toddler. They find a way to give you gray hair.

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