Hooked up with Sault “5” and “7”

Big shouts to Deep Groove for the hookup on a used copy of Sault’s “5” and “7”. These two were out of print for a while, and then when they came back in they were import-priced (like, $45 per) and almost immediately sold out.

I try hard to support local shops for as much as I can manage and sometimes that goodwill is repaid by a heads up on some records I’ve been looking for.

These are great albums, if you haven’t heard them. 5-stars.

A chilly basket of serves

Got out in the sun and hit a couple of baskets of balls. Team tennis starts in a couple of weeks and I’d rather not be a heap of rust and pudding.

I might be out of the woods, Covid-wise. I still have a lingering cough but none of the other classic (awful) symptoms. There’s still so much unknown about this virus, but I’m going to play it like I’m almost whole and get back to regular life.

Snowy Sunday

That snow sky paid off, for a few hours anyway. I hustled out to get a fire started so I could drink some coffee in the snow.

We ended up with about 4 inches. This measurement was after it had been raining/sleeting a bit. It would have been a ton of snow if we’d gotten 5 degrees colder.

That morning coffee was the only time I left the house. I spent the evening working on this miso-marinated flank steak stir fry. It was a tasty but I already know what changes I’m making for next time.

Beer-in-the-snow postscript, because beer and firepits are like “peas and carrots”, as Forrest would say.