Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Texas Skillet Modified

I mentioned getting a Texas Skillet a few months back,,, here it is, I guess they call it that because its a bit larger than what i call a Chicken Fryer. It comes with no lid, probably because it has small pour spouts. I like a large skillet, because i cook extra to freeze.
I really like a lid at times though,,, so this weekend, I was in the Dollar tree, I saw a Pizza pan and thought ,,, hmmm lid?? I "borrowed" a tape measure in the store and it and the pan measured 13". I wasn't sure if it would fit, but even if it had not, i would have done SOMETHING with it... But Low and behold,,, It fit Very well, I had changed out some drawer pulls on a cabinet, so I used one of the older drawer pulls, Poked a hole in the cheap Pizza Pan, cut off the screw to fit, attached and I have a LID!!!!! , not the best picture but here it is!!! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

So, i was tired of shopping and settled a bit.

On a new USED vehicle. Its a whopping big difference than my normal truck buying, I don't have horses anymore, but dang i love a truck. Everything newer than my truck and affordable has more mileage than my old 95. For now, i'll keep the 95 for yard stuff, but take a look at what i did get.
I never wanted a black vehicle but I was tired of looking. It isn't new by any means but hopefully it will last for years. I have found a couple nit picky things i should have noticed before i signed that buy as is clause, but ONWARD. easy on gas, so maybe i'll get back in the groove of checking out junk shops and such. 2008 Honda CRV , no frills, and still everything seems backwards. My memory is still stuck in 95 no frills.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Woodpeckers peck on.

haha, Love watching birds,,, surely its the same woodpecker family every spring that nest in the entergy pole closest to the house. I should get my better camera out this year and get better pictures. More roses,, Elephant ears making a comeback. the early warm period had them coming up and then died back,,, I feared for them. But they are surviving... I just love elephant ears.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Roses again, spring 2017

before the storms,,, wonder if there are any roses left on the bushes after last nights major storm??
Glorious while they last, i really need to dead head and let the greenery grow a bit more. Is it my smeller, or do roses just not have much smell anymore. One of these might , the one i bought at the Raymond spring fair a few years back. I've moved them 3 or 4 times. I think i finally found the best spot for them.