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May '10

Brother, Day Three

Seems that my brother and I have settled into shopping as the “bonding” activitity.

  • The Swinery for paté and smoked kielbasa. Tip – avoid going on the weekend, the place is packed
  • Outdoor Research (no sale)
  • Filson for a hat for my brother
  • Some other outdoor store where I got a couple of pairs of pants

After the shopping it was off to Jimmy’s where he and Suze were bottling this year’s batch of framboise. They were happy for the interruption of paté and supplied us with gerkins, mustard, crackers and wine to go with it – not a bad deal. Plus, I got rid of the bag of down pillows – yes, finally figured out it was Suze who wanted them (in addition to Pat if I couldn’t remember).

Then back to the house so Jon could work on his presentation he’s giving at UW tomorrow afternoon. That left me with time to install the light cover (after expanding the hole) for the front porch light, and start the search for the rest of the pieces to make the Charlie’s Angel Speakerphone work. In the process cleaned out eight bins and boxes of stuff in the garage.

  • Found a new laptop case for my brother (out of the half a dozen spares I had)
  • Found two of the three pieces I need to turn the Speakerphone into a Skype device,5-line office connectors to single line input, the transformer I ordered on eBay. Amazingly enough I found all the documentation on the unit on some telco site.
  • Found the original hinges for the phone booth for Fluffernutter, and maybe the key to the phone (a ziplock bag full of unknown keys).

Slowly but surely the garage is getting cleaned and organized – with the duplicates of stuff being taken to Goodwill or given to friends or sold if I think it has any real value.

Dinner tonight was a baked pork loin, salad, bread, wine, song.

Kidding about the song – did have a hot tub after dinner.



2 Responses to “Brother, Day Three”

  1. The SENIOR Colonel Says:

    I thought “fluddernutter” was some sort of east coast sandwich make with marshmellow creme. True or false?

  2. markso Says:

    You are correct, though not in your spelling.

    According to WikiPedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffernutter) the short answer is:

    A fluffernutter is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow creme. Its name comes from the common use of “Marshmallow Fluff” brand marshmallow creme.[1] It is particularly popular in the Northeastern United States and has been proposed as the official Massachusetts state sandwich.[2]