Author Archives: Kathy

About Kathy

Perl, MySQL, CGI scripting, web design, graphics following careers as an analytical chemist and educator, then in IT as a database administrator (DBA), programmer, and server administrator. Diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy in 1997.

New Year’s Eve fare

2017 seems to be going out with a bang. The temperature dropped to -6°F (-21°C) this morning, but it is up to 18°F (-7°C) this afternoon with sunshine. It got warm enough to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a salad! … Continue reading

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Chili

Consumed the last carton of frozen split pea soup this week, so decided today would be the day to fire up the Instant Pot (IP) and replenish the frozen soup supply. Yesterday morning I drove my dad for a checkup … Continue reading

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a portable kitchen

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This might be helpful to others living in unconventional or under-construction spaces. You can eat quite well without big, expensive, hard to move appliances. While I draw inspiration from the Tiny House Movement and camping community, I do rely on … Continue reading

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r.i.p. mousey

This frosty morning I took a trap out to release last night’s catch. It was the 8th mouse of the campaign started on November 24. I opened the trap door but it didn’t jump out right away like most of … Continue reading

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Mousey Tale

Below: Live capture trap with mouse inside. After the furry little party animals interrupted my sleep several nights in a row I decided to reinstitute the capture and release program averaging one mouse a day for the past six days. … Continue reading

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