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Sweet and Spicy Wings

Sweet and Spicy Wings

When it comes to dinner sweet and spicy wings are usually requested; however, I prefer to make these every so often. Anytime I host an party or attend one these wings are always a party hit. I do love my weber!

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Boogie Blue Inline Water Filter

Boogie Blue Inline Water Filter

My inline water filter from Boogie Brew came in the other day and I will be installing it tomorrow to save my soil’s biology. I am so excited! As a reminder the 40% discount is still valid so take advantage while supplies last.

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Manual Rainwater Collection

Manual Rainwater Collection

What a beautiful way to start the day. The monsoon hit very well this morning and I scurried out to collect it. I was able to fill two 55 gallon containers within 20 mins. Unfortunately I have not finished the rain gutters so I had to do this manually. Turning and tilting the barrel to align the spout with the stream of the water. Believe you me, one gallon of water weighs approx. 8.34 pounds and at the rate the water was flowing these barrels got heavy quick. Approximately 458 pounds per barrel. Not to mention the rain completely flooded the backyard and softened up the ground quite a bit and that added another level of complexity when I had to move these back to where they were originally stored. Hopefully somewhere in the immediate future I will finally finalize a simple, easy on the eye water collection setup. Hope your day was a festive as ours!

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52 Week Savings

Are you participating in a 52 Week Savings game? I figured I would draft up a cheat sheet to help others stay on course. In addition I also calculated a second version called “Double The Week” which is a bit more aggressive but doable nonetheless, depending on your competitive spirit. If you are participating I would like to know how you are keeping focused and how are you reminding yourself.

I’m a database administrator so I decided to set up an agent job that runs every Wednesday and executes a procedure that calculates the week number, deposit amount and then it sends me a reminder via email after it records it to my [Weeks] table. I also added another table called [NotifyList] which allows me to add additional email addresses so the notifications can be sent out to my wife or other addresses I use, which hits my cell phone. It’s pretty straightforward and has been working fine. If you would like to download a copy of my little illustration just click on the image below.

Well happy savings!

52 Week Savings

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Hickory Smoked Chicken

Hickory Smoked Chicken

I decided to brine some chicken and test the smoking capability of my weber kettle and I was impressed. The end results: beautifully colored, crispy skin, juicy, tender and flavorful.

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