Jim and Jake left Tuesday in the RV for Texas, Colorado, then will go on to White Pines State Park in NW Illinois to camphost for the summer. I am home until the end of June, or the first week of July, to help out with Mom, and spend time with family. Since he's been gone, I have kicked butt on this house and yard. When the kids left home, the same thing happened. Every minute was filled with projects, and frenzied activity. Gotta clean, gotta fix, gotta paint, gotta plant, gotta get it done, NOW! Today, Josh and I went to Ft. Wayne for a Cracker Barrel breakfast, then a trip to Hobby Lobby to feed our creative juices. We lightened our billfolds and got home by 2pm...still enough time for projects! The other day the mailbox was repainted, today the wrought iron front porch railings were painted to match. Flowers, green peppers, zucchini, green beans and sunflower seeds were all planted in pots. (Not sure if this will work, but we'll give it a whirl this year.) That way, they can come along to White Pines with me, when Addie and I go. The yard looks great, and is ready for summer. Luckily, Jim hired a local to come do the mowing all summer before leaving town. The back porch is the next big project, and it's calling to me for the weekend. Addie and I go to Winamac tomorrow and will stay until early Friday, catching up on Mom's household chores.
A great cleaning product I've discovered, that shines stainless steel sinks beautifully is, "Clorox Kitchen Disinfecting Spray." Tall blue bottle.
Try this really great Banana Bread Recipe from our favorite RV site:
1-3/4 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup Vegetable oil, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup walnuts, 5-6 really ripe bananas. Bake in an 8X8 pan or a loaf pan, greased. 350 degrees, 50-60 minutes.
You will love this, the buttermilk is what makes it special!