2018 Life Logs, Day 276—Applesauce Day
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Weather: Mostly Cloudy; High 68, Low 52 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I had intended to get the jars of applesauce I canned over the weekend to the hospital to my neighbor and landlord on Monday. But I ended up staying home with Ollie. I didn’t make it hospital yesterday either, but today I did. I took most of the jars of applesauce I had canned over the weekend to Shirley and I was delighted to see that she is feeling so much better. She is hoping to be released tomorrow so she can go to back to Scituate (near Boston) to be with her sister Doris on her 100th birthday. Shirley was delighted to get applesauce made from her apple tree, and I spent the rest of today making more. I had picked up the apples off the ground on Monday, but didn’t get a chance to process them until today. It takes a lot of apples and a lot of time to make the applesauce, but I hope Shirley and Doris will enjoy it during the winter.
I have been working on other projects as well. After two years, I finally found a home for all of Mark’s suits and sports coat and delivered them today. I’m also working on getting a 10-gallon aquarium ready to accept the first fish this weekend. I started filling the new aquarium this morning and immediately discovered a leak. Yikes! I emptied it and went back to Walmart to exchange it for a new one. But first I went to the small family owned pet center in Falmouth and talked to one of the owners. He assured me that the brand new leaky aquarium was very rare and convinced me to try it again. I started filling it tonight and so far, so good. This weekend Jed, Sam, and Jonah will be camping with Scouts and Heather, Ollie, and I will work on the aquarium project.