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food and test pits


I was out in the fierld all day yesterday, doing test pits.  From 9am to almost 5 -- the light was waning by then, and it was hard to i.d. soil colors at that last pit.  My co-worker Wayne was out with me.  He doesn't have any experience doing test pits, so I was to sort of show him the ropes (though I'm not all that experienced myself, truthfully).  It was nice to have someone to talk to whilst the backhoe was doing the digging.  Someone to ask opinions of.  Also he filled out the log for me as I called things up from the hole, and that was convenient.

We did four pits in the morning, and seven in the afternoon.  In a couple of them we came across green soil.  I can't remember the name of it, but Bruce sez that it's indigenous to Mullica Hill.  That was neat.  It didn't smell like anything.

I have the Halloween pictures edited (they've been finished for some time, actually), but I still have to code the pages, come up with a color scheme, etc.  Shortly after Halloween I was picturing it in my head, and decided a dark purple/magenta thing might work well, with maybe green titles -- and then that's the exact color scheme that Manning used, and I realized that the reason it was in my head in the first place was that those were the colors of the invitation.  Darnit!  Same damn thing happened to me last year, I thought "I should make the background look like a circus tent!"  I'm such an idiot.

(I think I'll just use a darker purple.  He'll never notice.)

Michelle and Jeff and I went to the Great Big Food Show this past weekend, and we met Alton Brown, and it was totally awesome and wonderful and I tried many sauces and I would like to tell you all about it.  But I also want to pimp the various sauces that I tasted, and the literature is at home, so it will have to wait.

Oh!  And I took a picture of some random kid and Alton Brown, because his dad hadn't thought to bring a camera.  And I sent him the picture last night, and he responded today and was really nice and so that is great.

I feel weird today.  Not sad, just . . . reflective, maybe.  I don't know.  Thinking about buying a house, and maybe deciding that a condo sort of thing would be a better idea for me at this point.  Though I really would like a little house of my own, a) I don't know if I'm responsible enough yet to take care of a real house, and b) in order to get the house that I want, I might end up spending a little bit more money than I really should.  I think that perhaps if I look for a condo type dealie, I'll be able to get a little bit more bang for my buck (I'm not even sure if this is true, though), and if not, I'll be more willing to settle, because it will feel less permanent.  I dunno.  I should just bite the bullet and email the realtor who was referred to me by Michelle and Teege.  And see what's out there.

I have a lot of work to do, I shouldn't be dealing with this stuff right now.  Have a great Thursday, everybody!


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Nov. 11th, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking about the condo thing myself. They're cheaper than a full house (at least up here) and you only have to take care of what's inside of the house. The property company owns it from the wall studs out so you don't have to mess with sticky stuff like shingles and siding.
Nov. 11th, 2004 12:15 pm (UTC)
Exactly! And mowing the lawn, and having a pretty yard, etc etc.
Nov. 11th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
I think a condo would be a good move.
Nov. 11th, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC)
Of course you do!
Nov. 11th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
No, I mean especially for YOU! I didn't say more because you already know all the reasons.

I think a house would be an excellent idea for ME, but I'm trying to be patient.
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