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I want a soda watter so bad! 
Oct. 27, 2012 3:12 pm 
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012 4:53 am
Wow! Three months since my last blog. I am still here, I hope you are as well!
Hurricane Sandy is on its way. Folks up here get so bent out of shape over hurricanes up here for some reason. I lived in Texas for 40 LONG years and went thrue many a hurricane and on Okinawa for 5 years before that and went thrue many typhoones. I am used to such storms. We are getting out our flashlights and oil lamps just in case. I hope ever one is ready and will stay safe!!
Phoned my Uncle in VA to make sure he and my Auntie are safe and they are!
We are no longer going to Keene to the Community Kitchen(The Kitchen)to get a weekly food basket. We can not afford the gas so we now go to Hellping Hands here in Troy. We get more food from The Kitchen but we just can not afford the gas.
We bought some candy and non-food treats for the kids for Samhain(Halloweene)and we hope the kids get to go Trick or Treating! The kiddos had a Samhain parade the other day. They were so cute! They walked from the school and around the town squre and back to the school.
Gues what we found? A good computer! It looks as if some one just moved out and left everything and the land lord just tossed it all out. Carolyn is useing it. Its realy nice! We also got a "new" dresser which is larger then the one we were using.
It is that time of month and we are low on ingredients so we are making do. If we could get into Keene on a weekly basses we would not be so low on food.
Carolyn bought me a book on how to spell not long after we arived. I have not used it yet. But now we have all the books we, or should I say that I need to bring my accadimics up! I am just waiting till next month so we can print math and writting(cursive)worksheets.
Carolyn realy likes Thai food! So do I! I hope we can get a wok or wok set next month. I also like Asian food and wish we had a wok.
The molcajate we bought in Texas turns out it is made of granit not volcanic stone so it tends to rub itself smooth.Maybe one day we can get a real one one day?
I have a Christmas list on Amazon for Carolyn. I do not want her to know what is on the list. She realy likes crafts, crochet, knitting. We have my mums sewing machine but we do not know if it needs to be worked on or not. I have added a sewing thing for her on the list. ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/30M2GETA9GIBX/ref=topnav_lists_3 ).
I love Tex-Mex and wish we had more such cookbooks espechily ones about San Antonio cooking but oh, well.
Oh, another thing we found in that stuff we found the computer was a full sized coverd roasting pan! That will be nice when we recive our Thankgiving and Christmas boxes!
It was nearly three years ago that I went thrue that fire and finding out mum has alzhimers. How things have changed for the better in that time! Back in Texas I went into hospital 3-5 or more times a year(psyc)but not once have I gone into hospital up here in New Kerry! We have been here about two years now and not once have I been in hospital. Carolyn is the reason why! I love you Carolyn!
Our neighber has a Jack Russel Terrier named Jamison. At first Lucky bhoy and Jamison barked and snarled at eachother but now Jamison just ignores Luckys postering. We hope that one day Lucky and Jamison become friends! What we want to do is adopt a cat!! I love cats!! Thing is, Lucky bhoy also loves cats! I had 5 cats and Lucky knew my kittys. Lucky is getting fat since he does not get much exersize. We just do not have the money for adoption fees. The locale shelter charges $95 adoption fee:(
Well, I so wish I had an RC Cola right now!!
Be Safe my friends!!
Oct. 27, 2012 5:42 pm
Hi there. Good to hear from you. sounds like things are going as well as can be. Just a hint, Seamus. I would just use a large skillet for the wok and save your money...a skillet is much more functional. And also, if space is at a premium, you don't have to store a bulky wok. Have a good evening!
Oct. 27, 2012 5:58 pm
Maggie is right,i skillet is better then a wok.Have a good night.
Oct. 27, 2012 8:42 pm
I saw some of your I think it was youtube videos, and I can tell you and your wife are really supportive of each other. The list of wants never ends anyone, especially for kitchen stuff and us foodies. I am not looking forward to this hurricane stuff either. Last one, and we lost power for over a week. No fun! I am going to start getting out the supplies tommorrow for that.
Oct. 27, 2012 8:43 pm
Oops, typo.
Oct. 28, 2012 8:48 am
Hello, Seamus! I hope you are safe from the storm and were able to get some provisions. I'm especially happy to hear you are healthy, this is such good news. Please keep us posted on how you and Carolyn are doing. You take care!
Oct. 28, 2012 1:33 pm
We in South Florida take hurricanes very seriously as we should. Hurricane Andrew came in her in the early 90's and wiped out entire housing developments. I mean wiped out gone, nothing left. Last storm was Wilma in 2005, just a cat. 2 they said, I was without power for 11 days and our infrastructure is still not totally recovered 7 yrs. later, so please do not pooh pooh we who take storms seriously. As to the cooking, I agree you do not need a wok. Also you do not need a tex mex cookbook, you have All Recipes at your disposal, an online cookbook and there are many other food related sites. Hope your thanksgiving is wonderful.
Oct. 28, 2012 2:20 pm
I have lived in Hurricane Alley and on Okinawa I went thrue many typhoones. This storm is minor at no more then 75 mph. Pluss, we are not in low ground and we are far inland compared to FL and the Texas coast.
Oct. 28, 2012 4:31 pm
So whats the deal with soda water?
Oct. 28, 2012 6:17 pm
I want one so bad right now!! Have not had one in weeks!
Oct. 29, 2012 11:30 am
We take hurricanes as seriously as we do because so much of our life depends on electricity. NYC has had to shut down the whole subway system because if salt water encroaches on the electronics it can cripple the whole line. Millions of people ride the subways every day. Without electricity stores can't power their registers, banks can't conduct business, factories can't produce. Trees are a big problem in the northeast because they take down power lines and damage property. You may have noticed the big old oaks and maple trees that make fall so pretty. Well they are very susceptible to wind damage.
Oct. 29, 2012 11:36 am
Yea, the storm is a lot worse then I thought it would be!
Oct. 30, 2012 4:53 am
I have been following your blogs for a while Seamus and I am so happy how things have turned around for you. You and Caroline sound very happy! Take care.
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About Me
I was born in cadiz, Spain but was raised on the wonderfull island of Okinawa. We moved to United States in 1972 at age 8. I am learning to cook and care for my self at age 46. This IS a chalinge!!
My favorite things to cook
Wow, so many!! I love the foods of Okinawa and Spain the best but I do make mostly Mexican food. I do live about an hour away from Mexico afterall. The food of the South is great, mum's kin moved to VA in 1632. Chinese food is allso awasome!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hmm, maby mum making real fried chicken(I dont eat chicken any more)and making greens and corn bread. Mum was from the rural South and knew how to cook! Da was from canada but I dont think he was a cook.
My cooking triumphs
Finly baked bread that was good. NOT a brick or raw. People evan asked for the recipe!
My cooking tragedies
Are only lesons. A learning tool.
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