Random Thoughts 14: I can see clearly now 2020 edition

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  1. BoxsterCy

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    Mom nature getting in some practice for when it is nicer outside in May when I'll want to go biking. Wind = SE 22 G 36 mph.

    Well, that's assuming I am allowed to bike. Still hoping spaced out outdoor stuff will still be okay. #GeorgeThorogoodBiking #Ibikealone
     
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    The GF is trying to show her mom Facebook messenger video so she can connect with the grandkids. Its almost to the point where this is all above her mom's knowledge.
     
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    Getting ready for the smoker stall. My excitement for the day. Going to try to make a plain loaf of bread also.


    Need to clean out the sons dorm room. Trying to decide the best time and day to do that.
     
  4. NWICY

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    Are the phones broke? Why make this so hard give them a call,only time that won't work is if they are infants.
     
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    So do you send him down an hour early so he has time to dump all the stuff parents shouldn't find?
     
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    Older folks in our family push hard for this as a way to see their grandchild.
     
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    People want to see each other since they can't see them in person.
     
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    It would be just me and him. Have to reloft a bed and do a couple things, then load out and hit the road, if we take the suburban. We are probably the most detailed when it comes to hand washing and keeping distance of the ones in our family so it would also be the safest of the batch also.

    He is smart enough to have done that already. I told him when he came home to grab what he needed incase he had to have a couple of weeks of online classes, so should be prepared.
     
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    The jerky came out pretty good I thought, especially for a first attempt done on a whim. Too bad that 2 lb eye round dried down to about 13-14 ozs. I tried half with just the marinade and half with a dusting of cracked pepper and garlic powder. Both came out good. The pepper and garlic powder was good. Never really smelled anything in the house.
     
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    Got caught up on The Walking Dead this morning. Barely 3pm and I guess I should go take a walk. Better than just sitting and I only have a little over 10,000 steps today. Anymore I try to get 15,000
     
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    Can you post a picture? I'm curious to the texture. I might try this.
     
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    Tried to figure out how many teaspoons/tablespoons of dry yeast are in an ounce. I think I'm a little light. Bread not raising very well.
     
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    Snow? Really? It’s, um, well, it’s still March. NM...
     
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    Well, truthfully FB doesn't make anything intuitive. Did use FB messenger video option to have a 30 minute dinner "gathering" with my friends who I periodically dine with. And, yeah, kinda had to talk them though it just like I did with video calling on Verizon. Truthfully, I had not used either until this last week, really wasn't a compelling need for me. At least the FB thingie works across platforms and such.

    Also got a nice surprise early afternoon, a call from friend who is in a dementia care facility. Was like old times talking with him. He's mostly his old self during the morning and most of the day. Kinda made my day.
     
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    Snowed a little here last night but melted. Did make me think about my snow tires. I usually go in around Easter to get them switched to summer tires. Not sure the dealership will even be doing that. I do have a floor jack and could mess with that but I am not very schooled in aluminum wheels (of even getting these off...not like I got power tools for that, just whatever is in the trunk). On the other hand, ain't going anywhere so really no warm weather wear and tear on the snow tires.
     
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    Apparently they closed the statue of Liberty while we were scheduled. Sweet, we are getting a refund. Now just down to the broadway show that cancelled on us. If I get that I'm must out one night of room out there.
     
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    BCC and GR8 will like this. Cousin in Iowa just smoked an alligator, Iowa-style with bacon and mo' bacon.

    Allie collage 800x600.jpg
     
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    We did have enough to cover the ground a few days ago, but the sun cane out and melted it. Today the temp was on the way up in the morning. Now cloudy and 32.
     
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    One chunk of meat off, stuck the probe in the other and still needs another 15-20 degrees. One is now resting. Bread is slow and going to be a poor first attempt at plain bread. No idea what I will make tomorrow. Wife wants brisket sometime, guessing that will be a tuesday/wednesday thing. Would need to hit the store for that also though.
     
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    Had smoked gator at the Fat Tuesday fundraiser. Good stuff
     

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