Thursday, December 13, 2018

Breakfast: The Most Important Book About the Best Meal of the Day

Hi gang...

The folks at Oxmoor House sent me this cookbook.  I was tickled to receive it, especially this time of year.

Over the holidays, we usually have many overnight guests that often stay for a couple of nights. I like to send them off with a good breakfast.  This publication has given me some GREAT ideas!

It's LOADED with full-color recipes, photos and fun ideas for breakfast! 

This comes from the Editors of Extra Crispy.


Breakfast is an exploration of everything about breakfast and brunch. This celebration of the most popular meal of the day offers engaging stories, essential how-tos, and killer breakfast recipes. Discover exciting new ingredients and the secrets to making Entenmann’s Cake Doughnuts and Taco Bell Crunchwraps at home, among many other dishes. Learn the origins of scrapple and how to brew barista-level drinks. Based on the popular website ExtraCrispy.com, this book—the perfect gift for anyone who loves all-day-breakfast—is packed with 100 photos, humorous illustrations, and amazing, craveable food.  


 It's a large 256-page Hardback measuring 9 x 8.

This would be a wonderful gift for the host or hostess in your life!

Get it HERE!


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mold Issues at the Condo (part 3) Insurance and Cleanup

After I cleaned up a bit I called our insurance company and made a claim.

I had to throw out our bedroom comforter and pillows.  Also the dining room table and chairs, as well as rugs.



Then I went to work on the mirrors.  These pictures were AFTER using Windex:





 Made a couple of trips to the dry cleaners.  At the condo, washed about 8 loads of sheets, towels, etc.

Much to my delight, our insurance covered the new a/c and furnace, the mold cleanup and the destroyed mirrors, table, chairs, rugs, comforter, pillows, lampshades, etc.

I'm tickled to say the condo is like NEW.  Sparkling! 

But, what a pain in the arse!

I returned home on Monday.  Got a phone call yesterday that Dom's cancer is GONE!  Zero M-Spike! Remission-Boy is BACK!  

What a Christmas present!







Mold Issues at the Condo (part 2) Nan's arrival

After the workers finished up, I took a drive to the condo to check it out.  What I had planned to be a 6-night trip turned into 13 nights.

I had no idea what I was going to walk into!

This monstrosity was in the hallway.

There were 7 of these throughout the condo

There were 6 industrial sized garbage bags filled with bedding, pillows, etc.

Bathroom Sink

Entertainment Cabinet

Kitchen Counter

I called the mold guys and they removed all of their dehumidifiers. 

Then my cleanup began.





Mold Issues at the Condo (part 1) The beginning.

I'm really looking forward to burning the yule log and saying goodbye to 2018.  It was one thing after another!

I hadn't been to the condo since mid-September.  Little did we know, but our a/c quit.

When the Majestic went in to bring balcony furniture inside in anticipation of the hurricane, they contacted us saying that we had a MOLD problem.

I had NO IDEA the extent of the damage.

This is what they mailed to us:










So, Dom called an a/c place and had them replace both our a/c and our furnace.

He also had to call a mold specialist to clean up.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Very Pleasant Thanksgiving

Hi gang!

Since the last post, we've had an emergency room visit, doctor appointments and a mold problem in PCB.

Thankfully, ALL IS WELL!

We had gone to Dom's Oral Surgeon about the hard swelling on his jaw.  He determined that it wasn't skeletal and sent us to the ER.  The ER doctor referred us to an Ear Nose Throat doctor.

This guy was GREAT.  He loaded Dom up with antibiotics and sent him home telling him to do mouth exercises.

It turned out that his muscles in his mouth basically "rebelled" against the dental work.

Dom is as good as new!

Skipping to Thanksgiving.  Cousin Joe and his wife Carina came over for a couple of nights.

She's a lovely gal.

I made my normal menu featuring a 21# Martha Stewart roasted turkey.  Delish!

The 4 of us had a very pleasant couple of days.  Eating, sipping, shooting and playing games.