Your Appliance Dies Today

Today’s harvest.

Did you hear it was kill your appliance day?

We didn’t either but both our dryer and our garbage disposal died late this afternoon. The dryer has given plenty of warning, it’s amazing it’s worked this long. It was a bargain model and we bought it almost 15 years ago but I think we can squeeze a little more life out of it.

The garbage disposal was a surprise. My tea infuser fell down in there but I didn’t notice until it was way too late.

Some lucky appliance repair guy gets a hunk of our money. Hopefully soon. Not hopefully about parting with our money but hopefully about having working stuff again.

The pumpkin patch out back is exploding. Normally my front yard patch is the enthusiastic one and the backyard produces one or two tiny dented treats. I should end up with at least two or three decent sized pumpkins this year.

This is a new dahlia. The photo doesn’t really capture the dazzling color.

I have a half-assed recipe system. I keep most of the stuff I like to make and the stuff I want to make in a binder. But I also have “recently clipped” folder. I had about 4 recipes that I really liked that I wanted to use again that I couldn’t find. I took the binder apart and threw away some of the stuff I clipped years ago and still haven’t made or stuff I’ve tried and was lukewarm about.

Then I made a few categories. I have tons of recipes in the category of: macaroni and cheese (wow, it’s amazing how many of these I have and I rarely make it because even though it’s a huge favorite, I put a big priority on being able to button my pants), risotto, paella, pasta (zillions of pasta recipes), dips and sauces and vegetables. I have other categories but I can’t explain my whole system in a blogpost.

Now my binder is organized but I only found one of the recipes I was looking for and had to go online and find replacement recipes. Looking for recipes online is a crapshoot. There are so many sploggy, stupid, terrible recipe sites online. I found a collard green recipe which is on the stove right now.

I need to go wash my dirty feet from the yard work.

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3 Responses to Your Appliance Dies Today

  1. Marvin says:

    Lovely pictures! I’m sorry your appliances died at the same time. But they do seem interconnected somehow.

  2. Keetha says:

    If I lived closer, at harvest time I’d drive over and ask nicely for a pumpkin. Just a small, misshapen one. I told you our pumpkin patch went kaput? None of the seeds we planted came up. None of them.

    I enjoyed reading about your recipe organization. I have a system, too. Sometimes it works, sometimes – not so much.

    Gorgeous dahlia.

  3. AEJ says:

    See, you win some and you lose some. Sometimes you lose some and then you lose some more. But your appliances died, AND you have pumpkins.

    There is still hope in this world.

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