Sunday, June 06, 2010
Those of you that are jumping for joy that I may have stopped blogging you can stop jumping and thank me for all the exercise you had for these last couple of weeks, in fact I am proud to take credit for your new found fitness. For the rest of you I dont even know where to begin explaining. You know I dont have a camera lately but in the process of not having a camera my hot water heater leaked all over shineola so the entire kitchen sink and counter had to be ripped out. Why, you ask, because the hot water heater lived comfortably under the sink for the last 12 years and this is the second one to give out (yup I am old) so a new sink area was in order. The new sink area is still under construction but at least we have hot water again, and thats a story in itself.
We thought we would join the future and install one of these. A tankless - it should be called thankless, hot water heater that supplies endless hot water. After ordering and receiving it and getting all the necessary bells and whistles to go with it and not having hot water for 10 days it becomes determined that I do not have enough AMPS coming into my apartment to power this bad boy. So everything gets returned and restocking fees are paid and frustrations only mount.
Common sense brought us back to what works. It is not this one but I couldnt find the "shorty" that we use under our sink. I had the whole thing purchased and installed myself in 6 hours total. 10 days wasted re-inventing the wheel - one day to fix it. Anyway thats where we are now.
Now to make things even worse I thought it would be a good idea to add puree of asparagus to a hollandaise sauce, and while that may sound good it only tasted "grassy" and it was a bad combination. The shrimp was good the potatoes too and even the asparagus spears were good and since I toot my own horn (no one else will) the eggs were poached perfectly.
I thought that the pretty greeness would be interesting and by golly it was if you like interesting green sauces on your breakfast. Oh well. We did have some tasty mussels and french bread and some pacific oyster po-boys but all I got a picture of was the mussels. Life is giving me lemons but between you and me, I am getting a little tired of lemonade.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 5:18 PM