I love technology
it's great when it works you see
I rely on technology
always and forever.......
oh yeah, Qwest has redeemed itself. The tech came by hours before scheduled, on the hunch that the problem was outside the house. By some miracle, I had forgotten to lock the back gate after trucking in a barrow full of Cow&Compost yesterday. He changed out wires in the box, climbed the utility pole and changed out wire, got rid of excess wire, and did a bunch of other things I don't understand. He didn't need to come in, so he left his card so I could call him. He was very nice, sorry we'd had so much trouble, explained what he'd done, what upgrades Qwest is making to their systems (which boils down to from here on it, things should work fine and will only get faster). He also said very complimentary things about our garden. Which I really appreciate, given all the hours that have gone into to it. For example, yesterday evening I planted 21 plants. By myself. Because my sister, who bought all the plants, was on the phone for two hours with our housemate who is off at missionary training. It was really hot. The plants would not survive another day in their pots, so into the ground they went. Someone owes me something cold and frosty.
Speaking of cold and frosty and technology, Chef & his partner gave me a small window-unit a/c. Oh. It's nice. After years of no a/c, no swamp cooler, this is awesome. And I feel better knowing the pets have somewhere cool to hang out on days like today, when it's 103.
How hot is it? It's so hot that the highly efficient a/c at work couldn't keep up; the truffles were melting in my hands as I tried to dip them yesterday. So today, chocolate work happened early, then some pastry prep, and then we took a field trip to the new farmer's market. If you happen to see someone at your local farmer's market who makes Lemon White Chocolate Mint Bread - give it a try. Surprisingly good.