Lawn mowers and leaf blowers

November 20, 2013


Hallelujah – I get to go back to work on Thursday. My boss told me to stay home Wednesday, and I thought that I’d get to be all noble and show up anyway, but my immune system had other plans. It wasn’t until around 4:00 that I started to have energy. Thank you, restorative soup. (It was ‘restorative’ in that it had ‘heat applied’.)

I was all slept out but still lacking energy, so the only thing I accomplished was getting my gross bedding into the washing machine and then flopping on the sofa while listening to EVERYBODY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD PROCESS THEIR LEAVES. Honestly, you’d thing that a wet winter storm were coming. (It is.).

There were leaf blowers, mowers, um, I guess those are the only two tools there are, but there were several people using them throughout the day. It really interfered with my staring at the ceiling time. Anyway, I was rolling my eyes when I heard the last one start up….. and it was my Yard Boy.


That’s entirely enough about me. Now I need some advice: What’s a foolproof hard-boiled egg method? I’m looking for easy-to-peel tips.

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5 Responses to “Lawn mowers and leaf blowers”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It seems like I heard somewhere that eggs peeled more easily if they were older when you boiled them. Or was it fresher?

    I’m also remembering something I saw in the “As Seen on TV” store where you put raw eggs into little containers and boil them, then they just pop right out. I wonder if there is a home version of that.


  2. Lauren's dad Said on:

    By peeling them, they lose their crunch!

    My mother said to run cold water over them right after pouring off the hot. Sometimes that didn’t work.


  3. CousinRachel Said on:

    Three thoughts: 1)glad you are feeling better, 2)there is a third tool for leaf clean up -- power washer! and 3)it isn’t fool proof, but if you peel the egg under a small stream of water it usually peels more easily. (And I mean from your sink, not a trickling stream through the woods.) Then I just dab the egg on a paper towel to dry it off.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I’ve heard this really works from some gals here at work. I would test it first.


  5. Deborah Said on:

    I start the eggs in a pot of cold water. Then bring it up to a boil, covered. Then take it off the heat and let it rest, covered for 10 minutes. Then cool and peel.

    It always boils them nicely, but doesn’t guarantee a good peel.


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