Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
1. Have you ever been on a boat? (Motor boat, sail boat, cruise ship, ark, or Good Ship Lollipop)
Yes, We always had a boat when I was growing up. We fished and went water skiing. I have been deep sea fishing, I love being on the water. My favorite of all time though is a house boat. Nothing more fun than being on a houseboat.
2. Do you need an alarm to wake up in the morning, or do you wake up naturally? If you have an alarm, tell us what type.
No, I always wake up naturally. If I have to be somewhere, I will always wake up before it goes off. My husband will set his I pod with an alarm but we both wake up before it goes off. My sons had a Wallace and Gromit clock when they were small. When it would go off it would say, " Gromit ready for walkies?" They hated it.
3. Have you ever had a yard sale?
Only one time, it was early marriage and our car was broke and we needed some money to get it fixed. We went through the house and collected things and put a sign out front. We needed a certain amount of money and as soon as we reached it we put everything away in the house. We didn't have much at that time of life so most of it we were still using. We got the car fixed though. I have never had another desire to have one again. I still don't.
4. Do you like kitchen gadgets? What are some of your favorite?
I am not a gadget person. I don't even use a potato peeler. My husband and boys think they are great. I just like good sharp knives.
5. Do you read labels at the grocery store?
Only if it is something that I have not bought before. I might look at something that I like to see if I can make it at home. My girls have taught me so much about copy cat cooking. They are the masters. One thing that really bugs me is how the more expensive food has got the more additives they have added. If you want good food, it is just better to do scratch. I think that is why we have just stopped going out to dinner. When my husband worked for a carrot company and they started doing short cut carrots, to peel them so you could buy them in the store, it would leave lots of the skin. They got the idea that they could take those peelings, dry them and powder them and sell it as a additive for bread. Which it is a cheap filler. They had a ready market and the big name bread companies bought it. There was nothing that went to waste. All of it was sold to the consumer. In one way or another.
I just learned some thing new. We pay for 6 megabites something for speed and usage from AT& T what we really get though is 1 1/2 on a good day. If we lived a street over, we would get 55 isn't that crazy? He found that someone is getting most of our usage. When he was telling me it sounded like a party line on the telephone in the old days. I hope that all makes sense. We have changed every single bit of hardware in the house and I was a bit relieved that it was them. Now there will be repair men working on the line today and maybe tomorrow.
Then maybe, just maybe we will have internet that works. I am not holding my breath though. One thing I thought was funny, when they replaced the telephone line to my brothers house the line was cloth. The guy was holding in his hand and said," this is antique. They quit making this in the 30s." No wonder the phone doesn't work when it rains. Such funny things are in the world.
Have a great day,