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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Electricity Out ~ Throw Back Thursday/Wimer Bridge ~ Picture of the Day ~ Drinking Water ~ Bacon Egg Macaroni Salad ~ Brian & Jen Pendleton ~ Carol Nasca ~ Mike Nelson ~ Pete Moreno ~ Sally Harper ~ Dude ~ Pecan Pie ~ National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Good 29ยบ scattered clouds morning. 

Yesterday it was apparently a transformer blew up in Grants Pass that caused the power outage all over this area. Brian said there were 26,000 without power. 

Throw Back Thursday...
This was in 2003 when the Wimer Bridge collapsed.
The Wimer Bridge is a covered bridge over Evans Creek in Jackson County in the U.S. state of Oregon. The version that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1927. This structure, 85 feet  long, carried East Evans Creek County Road over the creek in the rural community of Wimer. The creek is a tributary of the Rogue River, which it joins at the small city of Rogue River.
An earlier covered span, built in 1892 by J. W. Osbourne, crossed the creek at this location, according to local residents and an engineering database. The 1927 bridge replaced the older span.
After the 1927 bridge deteriorated, local residents refurbished it in 1962. However, by the mid-1970s the bridge was closed after further decline. Repairs in 1985 led to reopening with an eight-ton limit, later reduced to three tons. Before further repairs were undertaken, the structure collapsed in 2003. It fell 40 feet into the water, injuring three people who were crossing the bridge.
In 2008, with the help of federal funds and local labor, the bridge was replaced with a look-alike using trusses reinforced with metal braces, laminated beams that look like timber, concrete approaches, and industrial roofing made to resemble wooden shakes. The one-way bridge, still 17 feet  wide, as was the original, has a load limit of 10 tons. This version of the bridge opened to traffic in February 2008.

Just prior to it collapsing my Brian and Jen were out riding on my Harley and passed over the bridge. A very short time later that day a car came across the bridge and it collapsed!
Here is the new replacement bridge...
Picture of the Day....
The day in 1967 that Sweden changed driving from the left side to the right side of the road!

There is an email going around stating it's information from the Mayo Clinic. It says that "drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack".

Since I saw my cardiologist yesterday I asked him about this. He said he's never even heard of that, and no, a glass of water will not keep you from having a heart attack!
Everyone should keep hydrated and drinking water when you first get up is good, also drinking it throughout the day is good.

Bacon Egg Macaroni Salad....

This macaroni salad a homemade makeover by adding the smoky flavor of bacon and the heartiness of chopped eggs. Team this  Bacon and Egg Macaroni Salad with any of your picnic or cookout favorites and get ready for raves.
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 8 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook macaroni over high heat 7 to 9 minutes, or just until tender. Drain, rinse, and let cool.
  2. Place macaroni in a large bowl, add remaining ingredients, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Wow, special day today. My son Brian and his Jen are celebrating 15 years of wedded bliss. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS! ♥♥

Also it's a birthday day for several friends.... Carol Nasca

 (Wilsonite, high school pal!), Mike Nelson (LASD ret), and Pete Moreno (LASD ret).  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL!!!! xo

Historically this date......
1859 – The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.

Stadium was built in 566BC, renovated in 329BC, 1869, 1895, and 2000. I was there in 2009.
1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

1969 – In Columbus, OhioDave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant.

1979 – A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

2007 – Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

And births this date include....
1905 – Mantovani, Italian-born composer (d. 1980)
Oh, the music he made!!!

1929 – Ed Asner, American actor
1932 – Petula Clark, English singer

1940 – Sam Waterston, American actor

Sadly yesterday I had a call from high school pal, Jim Harper, that his beloved wife Sally passed away on Tuesday. Jim you have my heart. Love and hugs to you! ♥ Sally, rest in peace. xo
Yesterday afternoon was a mani/pedi for Dude. No more clickity click on the kitchen floor! What a difference, he's sooooooo quiet now! LOL.
The pecan pie, Harry and David said they were sending me because I was so unhappy with the Lobster Pie I had gotten from them, arrived yesterday. I can't imagine paying $60 for a pecan pie!!! That is what they charge for one, but it was sent to me free. I had some shrimp scampi and roasted sweet potato for dinner and a piece of that pie for dessert. I must say, it's really GOOD!!! I will enjoy it, but unless I was a millionaire I would never buy one!

Then chair, wine, Bruiser in my lap, and TV. The Madam Secretary show I watched was awful! Saw Blue Bloods and FBI. 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is observed annually on November 15. Get together a soap and hot water filled bucket, disinfectant, a sponge and a garbage bag, and you are ready for the day!
The timing is perfect for this day as Thanksgiving is coming soon. We will need room for all of the upcoming leftovers.  This job may be dreaded by many, but it is an important task none the less.  Due to our hectic and busy lifestyles, the cleaning of the refrigerator gets neglected, hence the creation of National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day.  There may be a surprise or two found at the back of the shelves. Things are often pushed back as new food is put in the front and gets forgotten.
Some suggestions for your refrigeration cleaning are:
  • Empty each shelf.
  • Completely wipe down the inside of the refrigerator.
  • Wash drawers and underneath the drawers.
  • Throw away all expired food.
  • Throw away any moldy food.
  • Get rid of anything that you do not use.
  • Vacuum condenser coils.
  • Vacuum out under the refrigerator.
  • Restock shelves and drawers with good food.
  • Enjoy your nice, clean, organized refrigerator.

Our research has found that National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day was created by the home economists at Whirlpool Home Appliances in 1999.  It is said that they created the holiday to encourage people to clean out their refrigerator in advance of the upcoming holidays.  At that time, the company even had a toll-free hotline that people could call into for cleaning tips.