Lots on the to-do list today. The generator has been serviced and needed a new battery but better to replace it now then to find out next time it goes on the battery is dead.
Made service appointment for Audi next week – 45k checkup before we drive to North Carolina. I think this is the longest I’ve kept a car – I’m prone to turning them in and upgrading before they reach 40k but this was an usually high mileage year with so many road trips. Mr. EOS, on the opposite end of the spectrum, keeps his truck until the engine falls out, then complains that the dealer gave him an awful trade in! 🙂 For MONTHS, he’s been saying I need a new truck I need new truck.…He shops, gasps at the high prices and HATES that no truck has stick shift anymore, comes home and says his old Dodge will last another year. I guess it’s true – opposites attract.
Made call back to a local electrician to ask about stringing Christmas tree lights and we’ve been playing telephone tag for two days now. That’s never fun.
Made birthday dinner reservations at the Inn on Biltmore Estate.
Tried, to no avail, to order a replacement leather checkbook cover for the rare breed of checks I use – the top stub. My kids say checks, what are those?? My cover is old and of course, Deluxe doesn’t make it anymore. The ones they do have are nothing like what I have – why on earth do companies eliminate products that were so perfect?
Mostly today, I’m starting to plan for Thanksgiving and Mom’s 99th birthday. We’ll have a full house and that’s always fun.
Martha always gets it right so I keep her holiday magazines from year to year…
And I still have a few of her Everyday Food mini magazines – most I gave to kids as they went out on their own. This series was one of my favorite things she ever produced.
No vegans among us, thankfully, but I do try and make some fun options for appetizers and veggies that aren’t so filling.
I’ve only gotten as far in the meal planning as getting a few books out and pushing them around to take a blog photo of them! But isn’t life all about my blog anyway? I think so.