by Joe

Finally Some Snow

February 8, 2013 in Kumo's Korner by Joe

We have had the strangest winter (I accidentally typed summer first). We’ve had 60′s in December, severe thunderstorms, lots of rain, and zero snow. We had a dusting here and there but the next day it would be 5o and raining again. Strange.


Finally last week we got some measurable snow and Kumo our dog who loves snow couldn’t have been happier. It would have been nice to have a white Christmas but better late than never I guess.

I didn’t get a good video of her enjoying the white stuff because I’m usually laughing my butt off at her. She has this thing with running, or rather bouncing through the snow and grabbing mouthfuls of snow at the same time.

I can only imagine what fun she would have in a foot or more of snow. Of course my luck she’d disappear in it and I’d have to notify the avalanche crew to find her.

by Joe

Guacamole Recipe

February 6, 2013 in Recipes by Joe

I’d like to think a person could live on guacamole alone. I’d at least be up for trying it.

Growing up I use to look at this pasty looking slop on people’s plates and thought it was the most revolting looking “food” ever. It wasn’t until I started to appreciate the different foods available to me besides the good ole meat and potatoes I grew up on that I decided to try my luck with this strange green stuff. All I need to say is after that first bite I felt I’ve been betrayed my whole life! This stuff is pure heaven!

I’d like to think its a pretty healthy snack as well. This way I don’t feel so bad when I look down at my bowl and realize I just ate half the batch.

If you try this recipe let me know what you think.

Best Guacamole

Serves 2-4
Prep time 30 minutes
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
Region Mexican
Great for a healthy snack!


  • 2 Roma Tomatos (seeded and diced)
  • 4 Ripe Avocados
  • 1 Lime (Juiced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1/2 Medium Onion (Diced)
  • 1/2 Jalepeno (Seeded and diced)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Cilantro (Chopped)
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)


Step 1
In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Add the salt, cumin, and cayenne, and mash with fork. Fold in onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Let stand for an hour, then dig in!
by Joe

Rehab Road Blocks

February 5, 2013 in Around Town by Joe

Here it is 6 months later and I expected to be so much further ahead on the house projects.

We seem to be stuck in a bad cycle of unfortunate circumstances. Starting a couple of months ago both vehicles started to fall apart, at the same time naturally. About 10 grand later that situation was remedied.

Then Barry decided to play monster truck driver with the newly fixed truck.

truck accident

That’s gonna leave a mark

Everyone was ok, somehow, and it was the other drivers fault. Of course you know this means we are back down to one vehicle…again!

Here’s to hoping this will be the end of all the road blocks so we can get back to the house projects. I’m getting way antsy and I need to tear something down!