Monday, April 20, 2020

Time for a Haircut--Shane to the Rescue

 It had been more than 2 months since I had a haircut and every morning I would wake up to this; hair standing at attention. I like to keep my hair fairly short, so my only real option was to have Shane cut my hair. The result is below. I think he did pretty good. I like it better. He won't let me cut his hair though.

Monday, April 13, 2020

More Chocolate Chip Cookies for Quarantined Us

 Since it has been about 2 weeks since we went to the grocery store and I had only two eggs that were about to expire (and the rest of the ingredient I needed) I decided to make chocolate chip cookies. I got out the old KitchenAid mixer (it came with the house and is really old) and whipped up some cookie dough. I used the recipe on the bag of chocolate chips.
I have to say they came out pretty good. I make them pretty big so instead of the 5 dozen it was supposed to make, I got 43 cookies total. Today was a very windy, miserable rainy day, and having some of these to munch on made it much better. 

We Can Drink Our Well Water--Clearly Filtered

We have never drank the water that comes out of our faucet. We have well water and our basement looks like Star Wars with all the equipment we have that makes our water safe to use. Even so, the water still was kind of gross. It isn't supposed to have have any bacteria or radon now and it smelled okay, but we would not drink it because it wasn't clear. We would wash our clothes with it and shower in it, but not use it to drink or cook. We were assured it was fine to drink, but come on... it was yellow.

Finally, we decided to buy a water filter pitcher to treat the water. After doing some research, we decide on the Clearly Filtered brand pitcher. They had a demo on their website showing the filter treating water tainted with red food coloring coming out crystal clear. We gave it a try and it works! Now do not have to buy gallon after gallon of bottled water. It is amazing! Our water is clear! You can see the difference! I can't stop using exclamation marks! We highly recommend this company and we are not being paid to endorse them.

The full price of the pitcher was $75, but it was on sale when we got it and then I found a coupon code by searching Google. I ended up paying around $57. Though it came slightly damaged, they guarantee the pitcher forever and are sending me a replacement part at no charge. Luckily, a piece of tape made the part usable for now.