“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” – Sir Winston Churchill

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Pool is Open

The pool was officially opened last Wednesday. But, that does not mean it is swimmable. Lynne ran Robby the pool robot for a couple of days to get it clean. Then, this weekend we fired up the heater. 

It started at 65 degrees and got up to about 76 on Saturday. Today, it make it the rest of the way to 80 degrees which is very comfortable swimming. It is a warm, sunny day and our first day spent out by the pool.

I am surprised by how little propane we are actually using, it took about 40 gallons to get from 65 to 77, and maybe another 10 gallons today to get to and maintain 80 degrees. My predictions were for a lot more use, so this is a nice surprise. I am adjusting the timing so it runs from about 11:00 am to about 7:00 pm instead of 8:00 to 4:00. That way it is running during the hotter part of the day when it is needed less, and it will run right up to the time we take evening swims.

Lynne will post some photos, I'm sure. So, check out her site soon.

Balsamic strawberry and arugula salad for lunch. Ceviche for dinner!

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 06/08/2014 at 01:52 PM
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Sunday, June 01, 2014

This Week’s Cocktail - Mojito

The pool isn't open yet, but we had a nice day by going to the Warwick market, having lunch at the vineyard, driving Mia, and then hanging out at home. We sat out by the pool and had a Mojito.

In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle a few fresh mint leaves. Add 3/4 shot of simple syrup, 3/4 shot of lime juice, 1-1/2 shot of white rum. Add 6 ice cubes and shake well. Pour, unstrained into a highball glass. Add club soda to taste, about 3/4 to 1 ounce, stir once and serve garnished with a fresh mint leaf.

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Posted under: New JerseyStuff You Gotta Know!Food and Cooking • by Rick on 06/01/2014 at 03:24 PM
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Four Best Everglades Photos

On a recent business trip to Miami, Florida, I had a chance to visit the Everglades for a few hours. I took hundreds of photos, and here are what I think are the four best. I am thankful for digital photography!

You can see more photos in the Everglades Fancy Gallery.

Tags:  naturephotosother-wildlifegallery
Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know!Travel • by Rick on 04/14/2014 at 10:41 AM
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Lady Bug is Home

We took delivery of our T@B trailer last Thursday. After getting her home and spending some time outfitting her, we've decided to name her "Lady Bug". More info will be on the dedicated T@B web site.

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 04/14/2014 at 09:45 AM
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Sunday, April 06, 2014

New “Fancy Gallery” Entry - Everglades

I've added a new entry to the Fancy Gallery. You can see all entries by clicking on the link in the sidebar to the right. Or, see the most recent entry here.

Tags:  naturephotostravelother-wildlifegallery
Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know!Travel • by Rick on 04/06/2014 at 05:44 AM
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