Clear and nice for the next two days according to the national forecast. We’ll see what our local microclimate actually does, but it certainly was nice yesterday.
Too bad I spent most of the afternoon literally pretending to be a shade tree mechanic. And laying on my back in the shade under a filthy truck. The result of a few hours spent is ruling out the alternator and the starter/solenoid. Most of that time was driving from store to store to get the parts checked. My next possibility is the corroded cable at the battery clamp. I found a 2 volt drop in the first inch of the cable. The weird thing is that the problem appeared suddenly. Damage from corrosion is usually a slow and gradual problem. JEP said “it’s almost always the cable” and he may have been right in this case too.
I spent the morning getting dinner ready (crock pot pot roast) and packing the bulk meat I bought. Should have done it sooner, but it was still fine. Did I mention that Costco has standing rib pork loin roasts for less than $2/pound? I forgot that it was Easter time, and that they carried my favorite pork cut at Easter. Cut up as pork chops, or cooked as a roast, you can’t beat the flavor. The pot roast is a family favorite, and couldn’t be easier. Just add whatever sturdy veg you have in the fridge, I used turnips, carrots, potatoes, and onion, the meat (seared in cast iron first) and the Betty Crocker pot roast slow cooker seasoning packet. 6-8 hours later, add a fresh baked (shelf stable) loaf of sourdough bread to the table, and you have a feast. Stew in the slow cooker is pretty much the same, except the meat is cubed first, and I use the “beef stew” packet…
Plan for today is more exploration and hopefully a resolution to my truck issue. I need the truck to do about 80% of the stuff on my list. If I get it fixed, I’ve got all the other stuff that didn’t get done this week stacked up. If I don’t, that stuff will slip even more.
I guess I better get moving.
And btw, the head of Goya foods is warning about famine too.
It’s real and it’s coming. Stack it up.