LOCATION: In our new casita in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Continued “yuck”. High 53. Light rain all day. Overcast, gloomy
Today was moving day. We had been keeping the bed and dresser in our old house, as it makes realtors’ showings look better. We have been sleeping (cozily) in Joy. However, starting this week, we have houseguests, so we need to bring the furniture here.
It was quite an ordeal – a heavy dresser, bedframe, mattress, and box springs. There were no strong men around, so it was just the 2 of us. Trying to lift/shove a mattress is very awkard, but we made it! We had to time it between rain showers.
We met with our realtor to lower the price on our tiny house. Our former neighbors, with an identical house, lowered theirs, so we need to, too. 😦
In the evening, our Airstream neighbors dropped by to chat. We love that neighborly feeling here. They even brought cookies!
DINNER: I had planned that George would grill a red snapper fillet, but the rainy weather was too miserable to cook outdoors. So, I seared the filet, then baked it a very short time, topping with panko, butter, ginger, and lemon. Meanwhile, I stir-fried some Asian vegetables – onion, green onion, mushroom, garlic, and ginger in sesame oil with dabs of soy sauce and fish sauce. Another side was steamed rice that I made with shrimp broth (previously made with shrimp shells and frozen). All paired with some hot sake. Quite nice!
BOOK: “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver. I think this book has been around for quite awhile. It is a paperback I picked up during last summer’s travels. It weaves the stories of 3 families living in Appalachia. Mother Nature plays the key role. 4 stars out of 5