Circling Back to Projects

Did I ever tell you about the time I put off patching the stucco on our house for eight years after we insulated the walls?

There were these 2-inch holes all over the house where they drilled to put in the insulation; I patched ‘temporarily’ with that spray foam stuff in the can with the intention that I’d circle back and stucco them when I had a little time. Well, it was a apparently a pretty big circle because it took me eight years to get back to it. That’s not the kicker. From start until finish I was done in 45 minutes. 45 minutes! Why did I put that off for so long?

I must be getting better because yesterday I got back to a plumbing project in the apprentice cabin after only 4 months. Hey, that’s improvement, but I’m still about three parts short of getting it done, which is pretty typical of any plumbing project. I had a wise man that I met at our local hardware store tell me that only after three trips to the store will you be getting close to finishing any plumbing project. Let’s see.

In the box:

  • Carnival Winter Squash: These are like a really good-tasting acorn, so feel free to use the recipe for a stuffed squash from last week
  • Buttercup Squash
  • Russet or Red Potatoes
  • Onions
  • A mix of Sweet Peppers: If you are getting tired of peppers, please simply cut, put in freezer bag, and freeze. They are possibly the easiest veggie to preserve.
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Cabbage and/or Cauliflower: There wasn’t nearly enough of either for all members, so we did a combined effort. Some ended up with both a small cauliflower and small cabbage instead of one of each.
  • Fresh Sage
  • Spinach


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