"What do you want those for?"
"they are just the right size to put wicks in, for oil lamps" "I want to put Oil lamps on these yard hooks I bought the other day."
"How are you going to do that?"
Then I picked up the wire and he wanted to know how much did I need. I asked him for the wire cutters back. I didn't know yet.. I took the wire and unrolled some from the roll then went around my jar twice with a bit extra. Cut that off.. and he said ok, and I said I'm not done yet. and started to put a hook on the end of the wire still on the roll and he asked me why I was doing that. I told him, I'm making a bail for it. don't put the hook on yet.. Ok.. so I then measured off more wire and cut it off, and figured I'm do a bit different than I first though. I wrapped the first piece of wire around the rim of the glass and gave it a twist, Not a tight twist, yet. then I started to put the end of the second wire though the first and Jerry took it from me and did that for me. I told him I not only wanted it to hook but I wanted to twist it a bit so that I'm sure it won't come apart with the weight of the jar and oil in it. "Ok". Now, do the same thing at the other side with the other end of the wire. "OK". Put the oil in the jar. place the wick in the oil and tighten the lid. Holding a finger over the air hole, give the jar a shake to help the wick get wet with the oil. Once the wick is good and soaked, light. At first the wick is going to put off black smoke, that's the cotton of the shirt burning as much as anything but soon the smoke won't be so heavy and the light will change to more yellow and you can then tell that it's burning the oil and not the cotton.
"Ok". I handed him a second jar and said, Your turn. I need two, one for each hook. "OH, OK".. and he only wrapped his wire one time. which is ok. but I like how doubling the wire around the neck of the jar, under the lip looks more. He made his bail longer. which is ok, I didn't want them looking that much alike, anyway. And it gave him something to work on. And he lit it, and it only burned the cotton.. pulled up more wick, and tried it again.. This strip of tshirt was a bit thicker than the one I used in the other lamp and it wasn't able to wick up enough oil fast enough. Jerry ended up removing the nut and instead of fighting to get it back on, just left the wick, which works but the lid can get hot if you do that. don't hurt any thing. may but off the paint of the lid a bit though. but it doesn't make the lamp work any different. Once it was working right. we blew out the flames and decided we had better go do laundry.
Before we could do that, I had to remove the bread dough from the breadmaker and form it into rolls and two small loave's on a small cookie sheet, then put in the freezer to stop them from rising. Remember, I said earlier that I had found a ring in a drawer? It just fits my little finger of my left hand. I didn't want bread dough in it, so I took it off. and... forgot where I put it, after I was done with the dough. I just forgot I even had it on, and had taken it off.
We go to Erin, drive down to the Piggly Wiggle and find out that laundry mat has been closed for a while. Go back the other way. and we "Know" we have seen a laundry mat in the area but can't find it. We go past the end of the busnesses in that side of town and go "Hummmm." We turn around and There right before town is a Tennessee Department of Housing".. ok stop here and I'll go in and ask if there is a laundry mat around here... Sure is, we even pasted it going to town. It's tucked up behind a car wash. It cost about about 1/3 rd more than if I had been able to do it here at the campground, but the machines here are still a mess. To be able to do it there, in three larger washers, then just bring it home to fold up was worth it. I then took two of the pans of rolls out of the freezer to thaw and raise for our late night snack.
The cats have been spending time in Kitty jail, agian. Two just will not stop jumping on the kitchen counter. We will yell "Off" and they jump off, then go into a kennel, I guess they know that's where they are going to be put and will take care of that part on their own rather than be picked up and put in.
Jerry fixed the chicken tenders for dinner last night, He did really good with them. He seasoned them with cajon Seasoning. He fixed alfredo Noodles as well as a salad. Tonight, I'm making another hamburger helper meal. Tomorrow will be hot dogs.
I have "Mooseport" on, I think once it's done, I'll ask Jerry if he wants to keep it, and if not, I'll put it in the laundry room so someone else can enjoy it. I'm sure that's what he'll tell me to do.
I wish I had taken Eragon with me to the laudry mat yesterday. I still need to finish it before I start another book. I use to do a lot of reading, before we got a computer. Now I seem to do most of my reading on the comptuer. I think I need to learn to turn off the computer for a couple of hours each afternoon. I've been playing "Bookworm". It's a spelling game. There are times that I'm sure I've spelled a word right but it won't accept it, then I will just randomly click on letters and it will tell me it's a word. Not sure what up with that.
I need to check the mail here in a bit. It's a nice little walk to the box. The grass is being mowed and I asked if there was a push mower. It's broken. Ok. got a weed eater? yeah, she'll bring it to me in a bit and I can do around our area. With the canopy up, it's a bit of a tight squeese with the legs and oil lamps in the way.