So, if I wasn’t going to spend the entire three-day weekend writing, I would’ve liked to go geo-caching…or maybe even canoeing. At the very least, played some games. But instead we spent Saturday shopping for a new dishwasher because the old one was making scary noises last week. Actually, the old one was under the Maytag dishwasher recall a couple months ago, but well…it was working just fine then, and we were busy, so we never did anything about the recall. (Probably not the best game plan considering we found a big old burn mark in the cabinet next to the dishwasher when we pulled the old dishwasher out!)

While we were shopping for a dishwasher on Saturday, we ended up picking up a new freezer, too. So that meant we spent yesterday taking out the old dishwasher and putting in the new one (well, MY role in all that was to 1) lift the dishwasher up so my husband could put the cardboard underneath, and 2) get a bowl and a towel when it started to leak) and going through the freezer to get ready for the new one. My problem was I couldn’t stop with the freezer. As long as I was working in the pantry, I decided the whole room needed reorganizing…which I decided to do while my husband installed the new dishwasher yesterday afternoon.

So, no holiday geocaching happened. (Though I did take a 22 mile bike ride yesterday) Very little writing happened. But my pantry hasn’t looked so good since my husband moved his office out and I claimed the little room as a pantry! (Between the bike ride and the work in the pantry, you’d think I would’ve lost some weight yesterday, but no….)

My husband did smoke a pork roast today, though. And I’m about to go make white cheddar mashed potatoes and a real vegetable (so much for weight loss today!). That’ll be the extent of our holiday weekend.

Not my original plan

2 thoughts on “Not my original plan

  • May 29, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    I’ve been meaning to tell you, we went geocaching for Mother’s Day. We never did figure out how to find the coordinates. I think it’s because we have Macs. However, we just go by clues and still have a ton of fun.

    BTW, smoked pork? White cheddar mashed potatoes? Yummmmm!!!

    • June 1, 2007 at 6:32 pm

      Oh, if you have a Mac, I can’t help you. I taught a 2-week class for gifted 4th-6th graders at the university last summer. The kids had Mac laptops. I had never used a Mac laptop before. Fortunately, the kids knew how to use them, so I didn’t call tech support as often as I might have!

      Good to know that one can do this without actually using the coordinates. My mom is fascinated by the concept of geocaching, but I just can’t see her downloading coordinates onto a GPS (which she doesn’t actually have anyway). That’s WAY too much computer for her. I’ll show her the website this summer and see if we can do it with just the clues, too.


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