I learned a valuable lesson today. You can't substitute a crock pot for a stove top pot. I thought that ai could make veggie chili ,using my crock pot as a pot. If I had thought it through,and started hours earlier, it would have worked. if my insta pot were larger, that would have worked. That's Ok. I transferred everything into two pots, used the stove and dinner went off without a hitch. Today was particularly physical. All of a sudden, my son realized that we would be having two visitors, back to back. My daughter from Colorado is coming and a few days later, my daughter from Israel will be here. My son has building materials on saw horses outside of his work shop. The wind we had a week ago had a lot of leaves fall.  Because  of the drought, I didn't mow the lawn and the grass inside of the cages that keep the deer from eating our fruit was really high. So in a few hours, we removed the cages , I mowed, the cages went back,the lumber was put in it's proper place and the yard looks pretty nice again. Then we had our family meal and with a full belly, I am ready for bed. Dixie is already curled up on her side of the bed. She didn't have to do the dishes.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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