Well, Toaster Moon has had a few issues. Last night as we were drifting off to sleep, we heard something like a wet explosion followed by the sound of … well, sorta like Niagara Falls. With a healthy stream of water spraying out of the shower area. Hero Ric climbed out of bed, put his clothes and shoes back on and went out to turn off the water at the source. Then dove into the shower and discovered that a hose clamp (or was it a clothes hamp?) had come loose… so he reattached it but to err on the side of caution, we left the water off the rest of the night.
When we tried it out again today, we had a rerun of the night before, so we drove into town and bought a new one (and a spare just in case). And oh by the way, the Ace Hardware store in Prineville is super awesome, not only do they have almost everything ever invented in the way of ware that is hard, they even had baking soda! But the best part was the personal shopper that took us to every part of the store to locate the exact item we needed on our list. Except socks and worms. Ric is planning on fishing tomorrow because it’s supposed to be 66 degrees.
But back to food.
Tonight, an honest to goodness home cooked meal in Toaster Moon. Thai peanut chicken skewers from New Seasons Market, wondrous fruit salad of blueberries, red grapes, bing cherries, nectarine and champagne mango. I love fresh fruit and can hardly resist anything in this genre. Can you spell a-n-t-i-d-o-x-i-c-a-n-t-s? And a random black bean salad because I didn’t have a better idea.
And oh yes, I am trying my hand at making mojitos. We drove to a place where I was able to get Edge just strong and long enough to quickly jot down a recipe from the web. Didn’t have any ice, but put extra club soda and by george, I think I’ve got it. Not as good as Andina’s, that’s for sure, but totally fine for roughing it.
Maybe it’s the mojito talking but I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER TODAY! I declare victory over this menace that took both Ric and Blaine down for more than a week. I genuflect at the altar of oscillococcinum. That shit works! On me anyway! Yeah, yeah, I know, skeptics say it doesn’t. So they shouldn’t take it.