If you get a chance to drive up the North Shore of Lake Superior from Duluth, Page, do it. A beautiful drive, and our favorite of all lakes.
The water is crystal clear, the stones silky smooth from the constant waves.
Minnesota is a state of water, forests and wide open spaces, and as you head west there is nothing but prairie...think Little House, and imagine the Ingalls family in their covered wagon.
I am going to mix a loaf of bread in a bit. just with unbleached white flour...and not make this geriatric starter work too terribly hard.
I've never kept a starter this long, so not sure just what to expect out of it. I do want to see what it's able to do.
Today has been one of those days...a test, to see how much I can handle, and handle I did...but soon I will have a shower and open one of my Sofia Coppola's....because, I deserve it.
Other than some human aggravation...dealt with.. I purchased 6 bags of cedar mulch and a 94lb bag of cement mix for my tabby stones...then hauled them from the car with my trusty Gorilla Cart.
Taxes are paid, check in the mail. It is not
true that widows can file as married/filing jointly the year of a spouses death, and the year after, as I was told by the accountant who did our taxes last spring...and then posted here.
Don't count on that tax break, folks, as it ain't there. I was misinformed. That is only true if you have at least one dependent. Ummm, no.
Someone on these Forums advised me after Doug died to leave his name on our checking account, in case a check came in his name, so I would have someplace to deposit it.
Received a small refund from one of Doug's medical providers in Georgia today, which means the great State of Illinois has finally paid those bills. I had all the co-pays in within 6 months of his death, so overpaid a small bit, apparently. Took it to the bank, they stamped it "for deposit only", and that was that.
Thank you again, to whomever gave me that advice. I have had checks in his name now a couple of times, and keeping our joint account is not something I otherwise would have thought of.
Going to go mix that loaf of bread and see what happens.