This has been one HOT summer and it's just barely August. One good thing, I have heard is that it actually starts to cool off in September here! Bonus for me as I'm used to it being closer to the end of October before we get much relief from the heat. I really need to rethink my "calendar". From what I can figure we are about 6 weeks ahead of the schedule I am used to.
I appreciate all the comments on yesterday's post. It is good to know that there are alot of folks who "get it" when it comes to the service industry. There are hard working people out there who's service most of the time we just take for granted. Unfortunately I lost a reader over it . All I can say is I'm sorry if I offended anyone as that was not the intent of the post.
I have started my first official knitting project. I'm trying my hand at making a ski hat. If all goes well (and even if it doesn't) I will post pictures as it starts to look like something. Even if it looks like an art project... I've decided that after that I will try my hand at a matching scarf. Hopefully I won't get pointed to and laughed at wearing them out in public! Now all I need to do is try and get them both finished in time to wear this fall or winter because I sure don't want to try wearing them in the spring. The laughing and pointing would be sure haunt me then. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I wouldn't want to put myself under undue stress! LOL
I am still looking for lye for soap making. I found some Draino at the ChinaMart but apparently that is NOT going to work. Don't laugh.... well ok go on laugh if ya want. What did I know! At least I was able to provide the locals with a couple of laughs today! Apparently folks around here use lye for making methamphetamine. Which is why it is so hard to find. The girl at the counter asked me what I wanted with Lye. I told her I wanted to make soap. Her response was "You can't use lye to make soap!" Hmmmm.....
And boy you should have seen the look on the pharmacist when I asked him if it was 100% lye. I thought they were going to have to call 911 for him. After he took a few deep breaths he asked my why I wanted to know. So I told him I wanted to make soap. All he could say was "I wouldn't recommend that". And then just to make sure... he repeated himself. So I of course had to ask "You wouldn't recommend making soap?" To which again he replied "I wouldn't recommend that". I was trying hard not to laugh as I walked away, leaving him shaking his head with his mouth flopped open!
I wonder what they would think if they knew I make my own bread and tortilla's. Or that I can make my own toothpaste. Heaven help me if they knew I had personal cloths for using as an alternative T.P. source!
Speaking of tortilla's, I finally found lard. It seems I happened to hit Wallyworld while they were out of it the last time we were there. I also found out that I am out of practice making the dang things. Thank goodness Mushroom came to the rescue today and helped me with them. My timing was definitely off. Mars can easily go through 2 dozen in a week. Oh well, no worries, I will be back up to par before ya know it!