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Veterans Day, fireplace hearth trim, delicious flat bread sandwiches

Today is Veterans' Day, or at least the day off for the actual day, which is tomorrow. But somehow "J" and I and "T" managed to forget the day off this morning, perhaps because we woke up late and started rushing through the usual morning routine. We managed to get T to school on time – only to find the parking lot empty, the lights off, and the doors locked. Oops!

I had planned a stop at the lumber store near the school after dropping off T. I asked him if he was OK with going there anyway. He didn't mind. So, I picked up a slender piece of hemlock trim, plus a few pieces from the store's scrap box, as parts for the fireplace hearth quarter-round trim project.

In addition to the obvious quarter-round trim and the 135° corner braces I made from floorboard scrap, I'm adding pieces of wood to the bottom of the quarter-round to hook onto the edge of the floorboards in the expansion gap between floorboards and hearth. Today I added five of the hooks: a pair on both pieces of quarter-round that meet at the front right corner, a similar pair at the front left, and a single near the middle of the front quarter-round. I just clamped the front middle piece.

Meanwhile during the day, J prepared sandwiches from what had been an experimental recipe not so long ago: flat bread with pea puree, ricotta, potatoes, coconut shavings, and sometimes greens. The recipe as written used Kite Hill almond ricotta, but because that's been out of stock lately I got regular ricotta, and J blended in a trace of honey. The greens in the written recipe were arugula, but spinach also works (but red chard not so well). Anyway, the sandwiches were a treat again.

Besides the day off, I thought about my grandfather, a colonel in the Army Air Force during World War II, J's grandfather, who went down with the Navy ship he commanded off the coast of Japan, and my father's side cousins, who have all served in the military.

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moon_chylde From: moon_chylde Date: November 11th, 2017 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would have loved to see your faces when you pulled into the empty school lot.
steve98052 From: steve98052 Date: January 4th, 2018 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think we all had pretty puzzled expressions for a moment. Then frustrated, then laughs.

Notification on Livejournal seems to be lacking, by the way.

Edited at 2018-02-24 06:51 am (UTC)

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