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I’m definitely confused by the weather here, I mean the furnace came on this evening… It’s June… The furnace should not be on until maybe late September??? Oh well, it’s not as if I’ve had enough time to put our patio together… Still havn’t stained it or put a waterguard on it, and yes as Jan had mentioned in her comment last week there is no rule about doing that but it seems like a worthwhile step to take if we’re looking at a wet summer/fall. (plus as a former house painter- not a huge undertaking as our deck is reasonably small) So I think I’ll still try to do it this weekend… Not gonna have time to sit on it until then anyhow and the cats- Ewok (top) and Dexter (bottom)- have lots of room to stretch out and run around.
( I didn’t get them yet, I have just got a second large skillet not too long ago so I wasn’t ready- however… It may be too good a deal to pass up)
Another neat thing I saw today was the Pocket Juice portable charger for cell phones etc. I’ve never used one of these but it seems like (these days) it may come in handy… having a full charge at the ready for your devices, or your kids devices, could be a life saver. Especially if you’re on a road trip and the kids are watching stuff on tablets/cell phones, for your sanity you wouldn’t want that to run out I’d imagine. Plus could be handy in an emergency situation, or to keep charged in an emergency kit kept in the basement. Which is a good idea for all of us I think. (check this link for some basics on that) I’ve got a pretty basic one at home, some basic tools (well plus all the tools I currently own) a few knives, survival blankets, strike anywhere matches, lighters, toiletries, pet food, tylenol, dried foods and some canned foods (which- check the expiration dates on those and try and use them before they go bad, then restock… I didn’t consider that the first time for some reason and had to throw out a few things) and a can opener obviously, some utensils. I still havn’t gotten a small hot plate or burner type thing that catering companies use so I need to get to that at some point (a chaffing dish and sterno is what it is…. I knew that’s what it was, but chose not to erase my mistakes after looking it up just because, well why not). no need to go overboard if you live where I do, but still having a 72 hour supply of water and food is probably a good thing right? Just in case…
Persil laundry detergent is on sale again, I got some a few weeks ago and am pleased so far. I like the smell of it, and it seems to do what it’s supposed to do, well done detergent… A+ for you. Bellucci extra virgin olive oil is also on sale this week, and anytime olive oil is on sale I’ll try and grab it. I love having a few different types of olive oil in the cupboard for salads and cooking. They all have unique tastes and uses so I’m excited to try this one and see how it measures up. I’ve had someone tell me they take a tablespoon of olive oil every day for health reasons, Anyone else??? ( take a look here, do what you will with it) I’m personally behind this, I’ve done it for stretches of time but my resolve to stick with these types of things is about as strong as my resolve to keep to a regular gym schedule… Which if you’ve read my past blogs you would know it’s not strong. So… anyone else do this on the regular???
These Bambeco swiss alps bee houses have piqued my interest for a while now, they seem like a really cool addition to a garden (provided you don’t have an allergy to bees or their stings) but I’m a bit confused when it says they attract non-stinging bees… I didn’t see the sign on the actual bee house that said for non-stingers only… Stinging not allowed!… Stingers to be removed and cleaned before entering this house… ???? I don’t know, I think it’s a great thing to attract and promote bee health and any way we can assist bees in their quest to be bees, so if these things would help – sign me up for all of them. Anyone tried or read any reviews??? I would read some and link to it, however… Dinner is ready… So I must say, Good-bye!
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