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rain on me

It’s amazing how your entire day can whittle away as you tend to small chores. We managed to get a lot done. The gear room/area is at 25% completion. Pics to come when it’s done, Ro. You’ll dig it! In my efforts to conserve water, I collect warm up water (when you wait for shower or kitchen sink water to warm up) or produce rinse water and administer it to the various plants in the yard that need it. The fun part is, I can get to some of them from the deck:

Shortly after I did this exercise, the valley looked like this:

And then within minutes, our coffee table top (still waiting for a base) looked like this:

I love this weather. The overcast day was just what I needed (heat wimp = me). This evening, as Jeremy implemented my gear rack idea, I prepared my first real dinner in the kitchen: thai larp. Fresh ingredients are a must for this meal. I use ground turkey for my version. Mince garlic, ginger root, and green onion. Stir fry in hot oil until fragrant. Add ground turkey and cook fully. Add lime juice, fish sauce, and chili paste – simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in ground peanuts, chopped red onions, fresh cilantro and fresh mint.

Serve with fresh cabbage leaves and basil.

Okay, it’s time for bed – Fiona comes over tomorrow morning and we head for the Continental Divide!

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