Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ol' lead foot is back baby!


Yesterday I had to go get my license reinstated (forgot to pay a speeding ticket and they suspended my license). Had to pay $157.00 for the ticket in Franklin, pay the state $65.00 to reinstate, had to go down town (load of fun) and pay $8.00 to get a new copy of my birth certificate because I cant find my original (need that for the D.M.V.) then go pay $23.00 to get my license reinstated. Bad news is that I learned the hard way that procrastination can get expensive. Good news is now that I have a valid license again, I dont have to fret about driving under the speed limit for fear of being pulled over and arrested......I can speed again!!!! Cant wait to pull that lead boot out of the closet and slip it on again! Also met with some contractors to get a bid on screening in the side shed where the cooker is going to be. Today we're cooking sauce to zero-out the weight of each ingredient. I have to calculate each weight so the co-packer who will be mixing & bottling the sauce gets the recipe exactly right. Tomorrow we're west-bound & down to Cape Girardeau, MO to pick up the pit......but dont worry boys, I should be back in time for Bosco's! And dont worry Martha, that means we'll be going to dinner tomorrow night after Bosco's.

6 comments:

Yohaan said...

Get them sauces done, Patty! If I don't talk to you before you leave, ya'll be careful and bring back that beautiful pit in one piece.

Anonymous said...

The Red Dog boys are ready and willing BBQ guinea pigs!!!!

jbc said...

state troopers everywhere just woke up out of their sleep...

Anonymous said...

Make sure you secure this one somehow to your vehicle...we don't want this one to be airborn like Burton's!! : )

lovelife said...

so coming to mo good luck. i am in springfield mo
keep up the good job so far.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing better than knowing you are a legal driver on the open road, good country music, wind on your head, driving down the highway in God's country, with a bottle of red wine and a scotch sidecar. See you a boscos.
NEM

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