Menu for the week of November 20, 2016
Breakfast: Orange Danish
Dinner: Red snapper with baked potato
Lunch: French onion soup
Breakfast: Ham and eggs
Lunch: Macaroni and cheese
Dinner: Steak salad
Lunch: Leftover onion soup
Dinner: Lynn’s pot roast (Here’s the link to the recipe.)
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
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.
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?