Today, Will got a new starter after having to cut the old one apart with a reciprocating saw! A bit extreme, maybe, but both he and I had the same idea, the same morning, so he decided to give it a try. Not only did it work, but it quickly worked, and it came out. The only bad thing is we don’t know if they’ll give us a $30 core charge, being the one we traded in had been cut on. Oh well, it was that or nothing. We are very happy!
Will had an appointment today for a consultation regarding his gall bladder surgery. We figured it was going to be just a blood pressure, heart check type visit. But it turned out their surgeon had a cancellation for a surgery tomorrow morning. So, at 11:00, Will goes in to have his gall bladder removed before it sends any more “gravel” into his liver’s bile ducts, which usually is very painful. (He lucked out last time!) No time to worry and fret, and that’s a good thing. Our weather’s awesome for this time of the year. Today, it was 46 degrees F! That seems impossible. Usually, at this time, it’s a high of low twenties and lows in the single digits, plus two feet of snow on the ground. We are a bit worried that it will continue, putting us in drought conditions again, but, for now, it’s a huge blessing.
I planned on canning some old frozen chicken breasts this afternoon, but that didn’t happen. We didn’t get home until dark. But, now, I have them cut up and in jars, ready to go. I bought four family packs during COVID and put them in the freezer, just as they came from the store. I was worried they’d be freezer burned — but no — they were in perfect shape. After Will’s surgery, I’ll thaw out the other three packs so I can get them canned up too. We have way too much meat in the three freezers, and I want to get a lot of it canned. Maybe we can shut off one of them to save energy. Even with solar, we try to keep our energy use low to save wear and tear on our batteries and lessen our use of the generator.
I don’t have many current photos, so I put in a few to cheer us all up.