Shopping With Abbey and Repairs to a Door

By: plapman , 10:53 AM GMT on December 04, 2011

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries. The wind becoming northerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) in the morning. The high will be -11C(12F).
Tonight will see clearing in the evening while the northerly wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light in the evening. The overnight low will be a chilly -23C(-9F) with a wind chill of -28.
------------------------------------------------- Abbeby and me took the downtown route yesterday to pick up filters for the vacuum. If I don't keep on top of it she'll plug the vacuum in no time. That dog sure sheds alot even with her nightly brushing.
The projects were put aside yesterday as I had to repair the doorstop on my washroom door. The door has always closed itself, it must be the way the hinges are installed so I installed a kick down doorstop to allow more heat into my room. Being a hollow core door the screws soon were ripped out by people, forgetting the device was there.
My solution to the problem was to drill holes though the door and hold the doorstop in place with 3- 1/8 x 2 inch bolts, retrieved from the hoard, with washers on the inside. If they wait to long and have to rush to the washroom I'll be replacing the door. :) The hardest part of the fix was to find the small hole on the opposite side of the door while on my hands and knees almost standing on my head. It's a position I know well from begging to the Queen when I'm hungry. :)

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5. Ylee
6:08 PM GMT on December 04, 2011
Hi, Tony! I hate hollow-core doors! Our house is full of them! I had to replace a doorknob on one of those. The new knob wouldn't tighten against the skinny door. so I got a blank CD and cut a bigger hole in it and used it for a spacer. Still working!

I don't understand why these women want us to beg and then complain about getting holes in the knees of our jeans. If they'd just give us what we want, our jeans would last longer! :)

Stay warm!
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4. GardenGrrl
6:00 PM GMT on December 04, 2011
Good Morning,
they are talking freezing rain in the next few days.
Do you have any extra ice skates in the hoard?
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3. unclemush
5:23 PM GMT on December 04, 2011
Hi Tony.We got four in.of snow.Might be here to stay this time.You should get those iron on knee patches so you don't wear out the knees on your pants begging for food.I love the picture Mass posted of you.LOL :)
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2. Alleyoops
11:43 AM GMT on December 04, 2011
Good morning Tony...Oh the Queen is going to get you for that one...ROFLMBO At least now, you can make your own cakes and cookies...heee heee.

You can always make some real Old Fashioned French Canadian Pea Soup just like Maman would have made.


2 cups whole yellow peas
10 cups water
1 small ham with bone (3 lbs)
2 finely chopped onions
2 finely chopped carrots
3 finely chopped celery sticks
2 tbsps finely chopped fresh parley
4 bay leaves
1 tsp ground savoury
salt to taste
pepper to taste

How to make it

Put the peas in a large quantity of water and let soak for at least 6 hours in the fridge.
Drain and rinse the peas. Place the peas and all the other ingredients in a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 3 hours. Add more water occasionally during the cooking time to maintain the water level you started with if necessary.
Take out the ham and the bay leaves. Separate the meat from the bone and shred the meat. Reserve.
Take 2 cups of the soup and puree in the food processor. Add it back to the soup and add the ham pieces. Take out the bay leaves before serving. Rectify seasoning to your taste.
Serve with a green salad and homemade bread. Tastes like home. C'est bon...Bon Appetit...

I use to make this on the old wood cookstove we had in the one house we rented. God I loved that stove for cooking and making bread. You could set the pot over and let it slow cook all day. Because it slow cooked you could eliminate the step where you use a blender as the peas would cook right down.

Have a great day Tony...

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1. masshysteria
11:18 AM GMT on December 04, 2011

Sounds like you're continuing to be the busy fix-it fella around the house. Wish you lived nearby to show me some of your useful cost-effective,self-repair techniques. We have some of the same problems with a few old inside doors in our home, as well, due to it settling through the years. Unfortunately, it would be too time consuming and expensive right now to rectify the situation ourselves. Thank goodness, for attractive inexpensive door stops. LOL!

This morning, I thought our area of Mass. was mighty cold at a low of 24F degrees. When I see your current temp and overnight lows listed above, it pales in comparison. Thankfully, we're expected to see a three day warming trend with daytime temps rising to near 60F degrees in some cases. YEAH!!! My Christmas wish, this year, would be for warm tropical weather to miraculously swoop in for the entire winter season. It's nice to dream,

Hope you and yours remain warm and well today and throughout the week ahead. Try and pace yourself with all these indoor projects, as you'll need all the stamina you can get combating some of the harsh, cold winter effects ahead.
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