Friday, July 16, 2010

Last Couple of Days

Yesterday it rained and rained. We holed up, cleaned up the coach a little bit and did not too much of anything. Gary worked on the sign for our little traveling home, and I can’t remember what I did, so it couldn’t have been much of anything.
Today the sun was peeking through the clouds and it was planning to be 95 degrees – and humid. I hung my finished wind chime in the window to catch the rainbows. It is harder to catch the photo of rainbows all over the coach, though. We are still working on our tire covers and decided that magnets would be the easiest way to keep them up over the tires. Unfortunately the ones we need that are very strong are also very expensive. We could buy ready made covers for half as much. Hmmm.

The Doctor called Gary and is still waiting for his records. So I don’t know how much longer we will be in NJ. We are having fun (and we’re not moving) so we are happy, and Bob is happy for the company.

While Bob was putting his hubcaps on the Ford Pickup, I took some pictures of little Eastern Wood Pewees and their mom.

Today is Rosie’s birthday and she, Dave and Marion are coming for dinner tomorrow. I’m making “Better Than Sex” Cake. I started it today, because it needs to ‘marinate’ for 24 hours. It is sooooo good. It is easy and uses popular ingredients. It’s a great summer cake as it’s cool and creamy. Here’s the recipe: Better than Sex Cake
1 18oz. pkg yellow cake mix (and the ingredients)
20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice
¾ c. sugar
6 oz. box(es) instant vanilla pudding
3 c. whole milk
1 c. whipping cream
¼ c. confect. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
¾ c. flaked (sweet or not) coconut, toasted
Grease 13 x 9 pan. Bake cake in it. In pot, combine pineapple, juice and sugar. Cook on med. for 20 min. till thicker. When cake is done, pierce cake all over with fork, pour on and spread pineapple. Cool completely. Add milk to pudding and beat till thick. Pour over cool cake. Beat cream to med peaks, add sugar and vanilla. Beat till stiff. Spread on cake. REGRIGERATE 24 HOURS. Toast coconut and sprinkle on before serving. 16 servings (and you don’t want to know how many calories are in a serving).

I cleaned the coach really well and Gary ran to Walmart. He changed the oil and air filter in Mesa and I started the ribs slow cookin’ and am now watching Mr and Mrs Hummer have a sip or two. I would love to find their nest. Hummingbirds do not use bird houses and they do not nest in cavities. They prefer to make their small cup-shaped nest in the fork of a tree branch. They are only about 1 1/2 inches wide, made out of downy-like plant material that’s held together with spider webs! Their eggs are white and less than half an inch long, about the size of a small jelly bean or pea. Sounds easy to find, eh?

Hopefully tomorrow we will hear from Gary’s Dr. If not, we’ll continue working on our projects. I thought of something else I would love – an awning over the door. This would keep the sun out and keep me dry without an umbrella. We’ll finish another project first, though. Maybe. Maybe not.

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