Saturday, July 30, 2005


Trying to catch up with cleaning. Mom and Doris are due out today. Claire has been helping me clean the first floor. She basically moves things into a room designated by me (mainly the front room). Moving the rest of the cheese stuff to the aging room or the cheese plant. It is odd to actually have a designated spot after months of using my front room as a warehouse!

We will be bleaching everything once she gets up from the nap. I also have two house plants to transplant and a strip of flower beds near the foundation of the house that needs weeding before they get here.

We did "Redneck" rennovations in the back room. We generally use this as a guest room. To get the 2-door cooler in the laundry room area (future cut & wrap room), we needed to take a wall down. No bother. After we did that and moved the cooler, laid the floor and finished painting the walls, we needed panneling (as I am too cheap to use anything else on this - a temporary structure- until I have another facility in a year or two). We took a wall down in the back room to use the paneling in the cut & wrap room! It is a wall my father-in-law needs to get to to do re-wiring, so... I put up two old shower curtains (I use them for paint cloths after they loose one or two ring holes) over the new hole in the wall. Staples were provided by the staple gun.

I still need to move the beds around, take the formica table and reclining chair out and bleach those floors. I should probably have Claire move some of her art supplies into the back room near the shower curtains so that I can use that as a backdrop for her art work until Kenny gets out to work on the wall...

Marcia is in the hospital. She sounded better this morning, but we are all pretty worried. We'll try to get out to see them next month instead of them coming out and Kenny obligating himself to helping us with our 8-10 page to-do list. (both sides single spaced).

I guess feta will be made on Friday Aug 5th. Harold will come to take photos of the operation so that we can post some of the basic cheesemaking steps on this blog site and our web site. Feta is such a confidence builder cheese. It is a great one to teach the beginner about acidity and brining.

Well, Claire is awake now. Back to cleaning...

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