It started like any other weekend, except I was still traveling on Friday. When possible, although I do travel almost weekly, I like to keep it to Tuesday-Thursday so I don't endanger my home time with late planes and such. Last Friday, however, I was still traveling home from a trip to Ontario Canada. I had ambitious plans for Friday afternoon but on the way home I stopped by Molly's house in Buffalo to check out her car (she had a small fender bender) and then over to see her new workplace.
|The bar inside of Nektar|
I had to make a quick trip down to Penn Yan for a few things prior to starting, so being the hunter-gatherer that I am I also offered to grab a pizza. I stopped at a local farm store for some Hungarian Peppers (shout out to Tomion's), and then at the grocery store for some cream cheese and Italian
|Making Armadillo Eggs|
|My Bose Soundlink|
We picked up watching Castle this summer during the rerun season, so we've been taping them and trying to watch them in order. We like the show, but I'll agree with some other people that it is kind of like Bones but with the roles reversed. I skipped breakfast with my brother Saturday am, but Nolan and I had an early work gig for Scouts. We cleaned out the Troop room where we kept our things for the last few decades. The building was sold and the church that purchased it needed the space. We'll be buying a Troop trailer shortly, but a kind parent is letting us store the stuff in her barn in the meantime. We had a quick lunch and then Char and I headed off to BJ's to do the shopping for
My girlfriend Stretch) house to hang out at her fire pit, so we threw a quick entree together and headed out around 6:30. Our friends built a beautiful big fire pit at their house with an inset pit and a stone patio surrounding it. We've got to enjoy it several times this summer. We headed to bed as soon as we got home, no time for Castle that night.
We made it to church the next morning and heard the new pastor, Father Stan. We liked him. We ran into close friends that we hadn't seen all year and managed to catch up before mass started. Back at home Char had laundry to do and Nolan and I were checking on some drainage work on the property and fixing a split hose. I got to wear a tool belt and everything. We cleaned up by mid-day and we headed off to different parties. Nolan's was in Cdga and ours was local. That killed almost the rest of the day, but we did squeeze in a quick couple of Castle episodes (We are on season 2 now).
I got up early next morning to pull the chicken (stop it already, I was shredding stewed chicken). I spent the am running around to my brother Ace's house to get some catering equipment and stopped in to see my sister Wilson too. Wilson's son hit me up for some Boy Scout popcorn, he saw me
|It's Boy Scout popcorn time|
$4.99 a lb and the per steak cost was $4.00, so I was pretty happy with both the price and the quality. I roasted some corn to go with dinner and Char made a fruit salad and we ate on the deck to finish off our Holiday weekend. There was enough time to watch a couple more Castle's before we headed to bed and so we did. That's the long and the short of it, it doesn't seem like a lot, and no big projects got finished even with the 4 days, but that's how it goes some weekends, just slip-sliding away.