Monday, March 5, 2012

Weekend Warriors

You're not going to eat that last Bacon Maple Scone, are you??

The weather was most unpredictable, but those close to me were safe, despite some (as Roberta X called it) "Garbanzo Bean Sized hail", scary winds, and candles out just in case. (plus instructions for "need beer now, HELP" in Semaphore Code). Thanks to everyone who dropped a phone call or an email checking on us to make sure we were OK.


I was up at Oh, Oh Dark, Thirty for the Monday drive to the city for the week of work, a drive that with ice, took an extra hour, followed by a 10 hour day. So, just a few photos from the weekend. There were moments of silence, for the victims of the tornadoes, for Borepatch and his Mom on the anniversary of his Dad's passing, plus joy for those little successes, a gal friend with the best new job that was worthy of celebrating, the comfort of friends and loved ones, small moments that meant a lot.

A good, but simple weekend.

Food, including the last of a batch of Maple Bacon Scones.



Learning more about tinkering with a Sassy British Automobile project.


If any of you, (other than Midwest Chick, Mr. B., E.J., Peter and Miss D.) can guess what this is, you win the totally unofficial and no prizes, "Top Gear" award.

Good times at the Irish Times out West.



Books and other items of interest.


Some home cooking from the Periodic Table of Meat (click to enlarge).


And of course, those adventures that are best left off blog. . .

Love - Brigid

23 comments:

  1. Thank you, Brigid. I'm glad that everyone is safe out there. What a horrible situation for the people who went through it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Is that UFO/Cow thing full size lamp? If it is, it might be the neatest thing I have ever seen.

    Someday, when I have a Man Cave, it will have things like that in it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good to hear you're all safe. I grew up in Northern Illinois, and have a healthy respect for tornados!
    AND....since your "Auto Project" appears to have some sort of fine-threaded, tapered-seat thing-a-ma-bob, I'll guess it involves a fuel system.
    Just hope it DOESN'T involve SU carbs!

    ReplyDelete
  4. drjim - That's the first thing I thought too. Looks like a throttle-stop from the carb.

    Can't be though...an auburn haired beauty who works on car engines?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Glad you had a nice weekend and are safe.

    ReplyDelete
  6. My only clue about the auto-related bit is that it has to do with the fuel system ... but that's as close as I can come.

    Glad all you'uns 'r safe. That's what my kin down in the Ozarks would say.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Greg - they're available on Amazon, but it's only a foot high.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The brass bits say "fuel". The needle (and unseen seat) suggests "pressure regulator".

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks like a Wellington Raffilator to me....

    ReplyDelete
  10. Been there, done that, LOVED it! How about a GREAT Rueben with a "Black & Tan" to go with it? Yummy IMHO. Been to the Zoo?

    ReplyDelete
  11. Either fuel pump or master cylinder for brakes...

    ReplyDelete
  12. I say it's part of the enrichment circuit. Without seeing the rest of the carb, that's my best guess.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Was checking another blog that I really enjoy and her post today made me think of You.

    http://www.hencam.com/henblog/2012/03/dog-nurses/

    Boy-O-boy do I miss being able to have a dog! (Wifie has SEVERE allergies after turning 55?)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your Brit Car Bits are the enrichment circuit off of a Zenith Stromberg Carb, guessing a TR6 or 250?

    ReplyDelete
  15. Glad you and yours are safe and had a great weekend.

    Got me stumped on the part though.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Looks like an original Lucas Magic Smoke Regulator...

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lol. Nice. Would have been easier to tell that it's a temperature compensator if the bimetal had been in it, but it's not a difficult guess. Just another way for the Brits to make something that will burst into flames totally at random for reasons apparent to nobody.

    ReplyDelete
  18. [butthead voice] He he he, you said "Sassy" he he he... [/butthead voice]

    ReplyDelete
  19. Drang - you're on to something!!

    Dr. Jim - SU carbs! But of course!

    Wildman - TR6! Nice eye!

    Og - but it is nice you can adjust it prior to installation using a pan of water on the stove!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Here's a DIY alien lamp:

    http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2009/03/alien-lamp/

    ReplyDelete
  21. Glad to hear you're ok. I hope someone got a bite of scone, there.

    ReplyDelete
  22. So glad to hear that you guys are safe and sound! Oh and btw, I NEED that UFO cow thingy. It's too funny!

    ReplyDelete

I started this blog so the child I gave up for adoption could get to know me, and in turn, her children, as well as share stories for a family that lives too far away. So please keep it friendly and kid safe. Posts that are only a link or include an ad for an unknown business automatically to to SPAM..