When no pictures make sense for the top of the post just grab an old random one.
I had some deer steaks and a large chicken breast thawing in the fridge. Heath needed to eat at 6 and the 24 crew would be ready to eat around 7. Fajitas sounded tempting but Heath and I had been eating enchilada left overs for all meals since Saturday night. So I decided to make a big pot of rice and two Chinese dishes. Heath was “craving” sweet and sour chicken .
So I cut up the chicken and tossed it in the pan then poured in a can of pineapple juice and cut up then added carrots. Then the pineapples from the can. Then onions and green peppers and a bit of other peppers. I also added some brown sugar and ginger.
I let it simmer for a long time with out stiring it so the chicken would get most of the heat and steam all the veggies above it.
Before serving we squirted some Sweet and Sour sauce on it. Once Heath had her bowl I added a bunch of shrimp. Meanwhile I had prepared another pan of thinly sliced deer steak and olive oil, soy sauce, garlic sauce and A1. I let it slowly simmer for a long time making the meat way tender and flavorful. I chopped up a big pile of broccoli with some carrots, mushrooms, onions and peppers too.
About the time Heath was eating I added all the veggies and cut the heat on both pans for 30 minutes or so in hopes of not overcooking them. Before Heath ate we played Wii for a while but did not get too far as we were short on time. Heath headed out after eating to go play rubber stampers with her buddies.
Mom, Matt and Mike showed up and looked over the basement project then we ate dinner. My brother works at Radio Shack and spent much of dinner practicing his sales pitch on us. He was trying to sell us TVs and cell phones and MP3 players and reminded me of another Matt with his love of the product he sells.
Once we were all full we watched the show on the DVR. This helped to squish the 2 hour special into an hour and a half or so. It was a pretty exciting couple hours in Jack’s life and kind of like a whole new season started.
After the show everyone headed home and it was about 9:30. I was not sure what to do at first as this is usually the time I pack up the basement for the night to clean up and relax but I had not really done anything but cook eat and watch tv.
I decided to head down anyway and get an hour or so of painting done. It was thinking about the dry time on painting that got me going. If it takes an hour to paint the room it does not matter if I devote 1 hour or 3 hours a night to working on it. Once the paint is up I gota wait for it to dry to continue.
I got the 2nd and likely last coat up on the ceiling. I ran out of paint just as I got finished so I hope everything is covered well.
Then I broke out the blue smoke paint or whatever it is and got after the walls. I ended up putting up a second coat on everything I had done the night before. Heath’s stamping arm gave out while I was downstairs and she came home. I convinced her to try out our special edge brush and hit the edges for me so she did them then headed upstairs to bed. The edge thing seems nice for a few spots but we will still need to use a brush to get into the corners. I guess the brush will come in handy in areas we would normally tape first.
I gave the room a brief look this morning and snapped these pictures and it looked like the 2nd coat will be enough once I hit the corner and along the top.
I headed to bed and fell asleep right away after the room was done.