Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024

Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024
Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Variety is the Spice of Life -- Thurs., June 28

Cotulla, Texas:

My little brother has a birthday today. Best wishes, Frank. I hope you've had an enjoyable day. Take the rest of the day off. LOL.

A pretty normal day today in the gate guarding world. After I woke up I read for a little while, showered, cleaned the kitty box, vacuumed and made breakfast. 

Breakfast consisted of pumpkin pancakes topped with cinnamon/nutmeg applesauce and crowned with fried eggs. The aroma of the pancakes cooking and the cinnamon/nutmeg applesauce heating smelled like a fancy bakery where your nose follows the scent to the source. (We use Archer Farms Pumpkin Pancake Mix from Target.)

Nicely browned pumpkin pancakes.
Add cinnamon/nutmeg applesauce and fried eggs over medium.
Bob is such a good man. Variety is the spice of life. Sometimes we eat the SOS (same old stuff) and do the SOT (same old things). Tonight, he wanted for us to do something different. For dinner, he went to Cotulla and brought back dinner from Taco Palenque. Jackpot! We have a winner. (I'm talking about Bob AND the food, just to be clear.)

The chicken enchiladas were just right. I had chicken enchiladas verde. It comes with lettuce and tomatoes, Spanish rice, refried beans and he also brought home a couple of different kinds of hot sauce and a guacamole sauce--which was more like guacamole soup (wouldn't get the guacamole again). Bob had chicken enchiladas mole, which was also very good. 

This evening our fresh water tank was finally vacuumed out. The whole bottom of it was covered in sand which kept clogging both the LOMA water filter on the generator trailer and our filter that's on our hose. Now we have clean fresh water. Nice.

The sunset tonight is worth mentioning. A few pictures are worth a thousand words...

Enlarge to see the rays emanating out!

To continue our evening of variety, Bob retrieved the Sequence game from the upper cupboard in the living room. We played five games. That was so much fun! We haven't played that in years. I think we'll be hauling that out a lot more often. Bob, you da man!

Work has been relatively quiet tonight, although a worker was called in to relieve another guy who apparently received a nasty spider bite. Ugh, creepy, crawly, creepy, crawly. I hate spiders. The guy who got called in had just finished working a full day and drove 2-1/2 hours to get here. He says in two more hours he will have been up 24 hours. These jobs are brutal sometimes.

Kitty alert...silly cat pics follow. Tune out now if you don't want to see.

The kitties were also happy with our dinner because they enjoyed variety in play time. Two paper bags + two cats = 20 minutes of entertainment for us and for them.


Much more fun than plastic bags!

Travel Bug out.


  1. I love sequence... and pancakes!

  2. Enchilada scented bags! No wonder the cats enjoyed them.

  3. Yes, well, they would have loved to eat the chicken out of the enchiladas. Their noses were sniffing like a bunny's.

  4. That sounds like a fun day. Mine, not so, out of the blue this big Class A and toad show up st the gate to take over. I knew nothing about it. I called Roger, his response, "I forgot". Oh well, I am now in Carrizo Springs waiting to find out where they will send me.

    I love the kitty pics.


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