21 March 2015

The Day That Was

We woke to a frosty morning, but the rising sun soon put an end to that. It's currently 44°, and tomorrow looks like a re-run.

The wife and I did our usual Saturday shopping run; no particular excitement there, although we did notice an unusual number of pickups with covered loads in their beds. I have no idea what that's about.

After a lunch of pasta and home-made sauce, smothered in parmesan (yum!), I taught Older Daughter how to change her to set the gap for new spark plugs, and to install them. I provided a couple of tools she needed, and some pointers along the way (that's what dads are for, of course!), but she did the work.

And now I can smell the chicken vegetable soup simmering on the stove, and both daughters are visiting, so I should get back to the group.

Thanks for stopping by, friends.

10 comments:

Ed Bonderenka said...

What? I stop by and you don't offer any?

Rev. Paul said...

Timing is everything, sir. :) But you're always welcome.

Chickenmom said...

Homemade soup is always good! All those pickups were people moving up from the lower 48.

Rev. Paul said...

Chickenmom - you're right about the soup, but not about the trucks: they all had Alaska plates. New arrivals, which are supposed to get local plates within 10 days, usually take six months. :)

armedlaughing said...

Sounds like life in the fast lane!

I'm jealous...

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

Yes, Guffaw, we're speeding right along. :) And I understand, my friend.

FrankC said...

If you don't have the proper gauge for sparkplugs, the thickness of a thumbnail is usually close enough.

Rev. Paul said...

FrankC - I've had plugs at one time which used a .032" gap, all the way up to .054". At least now she knows how it's done.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Being with family, and having good food.....life is good!!!

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Sandy. Thanks.