Also: intellectually I knew that *all* of America was into trucks and utes and not cars, but somehow in my gut apparently I expected fewer pickups out here. At least there are fewer with Confederate flags in the bed (though I think the local substitute is the blue-line flag).
One thing I *have* noticed though: even the cars are more Italian in South Jersey. Whole lot more Fiats, a fair number of Maseratis and Ferraris, the occasional Lambo.
Ended up behind a pickup truck at a couple of stop lights, and whenever it stopped it threw blue oil smoke... In perfect smoke rings. And I'm like, that can't be accidental but you're gonna tell me you did that instead of replacing a gasket? #murrica
Just checked my feedreader and I'm not sure if I'm being trolled here: https://www.maureenabood.com/red-beet-hummus/
My little kitty supervisor says: go vote in the design challenge. https://www.spoonflower.com/design-challenge/cut-sew-fat-quarter-project
OKAY IT'S UP! You can't vote for it until Thursday but you can add it to your favorites or whatever. Or you can buy it, I think? Assuming I poked all the right checkboxes. https://www.spoonflower.com/designs/8092958
We have our house to ourselves again (at least until the inspection). Cats are disappointed that we let total strangers crawl around in the crawl space, the attic, AND the garage but will not let *them* explore there. (Actually one cat *has* been in the crawl space and reports that it was Extremely Disappointing.)
Update: furnace is installed, ducting is in, furnace has power... motherboard is not lighting up. I told the guys they didn't have to stay late, it's not gonna get that cold and they have to come back tomorrow anyway to install the outside part and thermostat. "Yeah but we worked really hard on it and we kinda want to see it work." Well I can relate to that.
(They did have to give up, though. Hope they bring a spare mobo tomorrow just in case.)
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