We had two days of going nowhere and doing nothing which was much welcomed. Michael got a few small projects done which was awesome.
The first of which was to replace the electrical box on the hitch as the old one got smushed, a bit, during the whole debacle at Michael’s brothers home a couple of weeks ago. The project only took him about 1/2 an hour or so and gave him a chance to putter…which is good…keeps him out of my hair.
He also stained the dining room chair leg that our son, Zack, sent us to replace the one that broke back in January when Michael was standing on it. Don’t worry – he didn’t get hurt but it rendered the chair unusable. We sent the broken leg to Zack and he used it as a template to create a new one
for us….he’s pretty handy to have around!
And if that was enough puttering for Michael – he even had a chance to clean out and reorganize one of his toolboxes! I’m pretty sure that Michael is now in ‘Putzers Heaven’…at least for the time being.
I took the opportunity to make some Monster Cookies since I had the ingredients on hand and have had for quite some time…just haven’t been able to find the time to get them made. This is one of our favorite cookies and makes a great dessert. The recipe makes a ton too!
We took several opportunities to enjoy the tug boat parade. Even got to witness a little bitty tug boat come to the rescue of a big tug boat who was having trouble getting up river against the current.
The little tug boat came from up river, turned around and then joined the big tug boat in its efforts to make it up river. It was amazing how much help it provided as the barge moved a lot quicker once the little barge was there to help. I couldn’t help but think of my childhood book, Scuffy the Tugboat as I watched the little guy! 🙂
Wednesday we went to see ‘Ready Player One‘ at the Studio on the Square in Memphis. The theater was unique as it was located on a residential street and we actually missed it the first time going by. Very different. The movie, itself, we both enjoyed…it was ‘fun’ with a GREAT soundtrack to boot!
After the movie we headed south to Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken for an early dinner. Michael gets a hankerin’ for fried chicken every now and again so I’m always looking for places that have good fried chicken. Uncle Lou’s came up and since we’d already been to Gus’ (also here in Memphis) we chose to try it.
Uncle Lou’s was featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives a few years back but it was kind of a disappointment to us. I got the ‘mild spice’ and Michael got ‘homestyle’. I’d forgotten that they’re ‘spice’ was actually just a liquid that the fried chicken is dipped into just before serving, while the homestyle is the same fried chicken but not dipped into a sauce.
The chicken wasn’t bad…but was over cooked in places to the point of being dried out. Michael’s was cooked so much that it was almost burnt. Meh. We now know we don’t need to go back. We still prefer Willa Mae’s Scotch House and Gus’ to this place. Oh well…you win some, you lose some.
We got home about 5:30 pm and after several quiet days of work it seemed that someone opened the flood gates as we had emails, missed calls, texts and phone calls to deal with. Yikes…that’s the thing about this business…we just really never know what to expect!
Tomorrow is ‘moving day’…eastward bound!