I said I would show a picture of Rich’s sink & faucet installation. He did a great job replacing our stainless steel double sink and cheap, leaky faucet. Thankfully, he was able to just put this sink down right where the old one used to be, with no trimming of the counter. He did have to re-arrange the plumbing underneath the sink. It was done neatly and just right. He had me look several times under there, to admire the straight pipes.
No more wrestling with my tall stock pots or juice pitchers. This faucet has a tall, beautifully curved neck.
I like the way we can pull the head down. There are also two different water sprays.
This picture gives an idea of the depth of the sink, for those familiar with the size of fiesta disc pitchers.
It’s deep, with a slight divider in between sinks. I have my Dawn dish soap in the dispenser.
Rich said, “It’s just too bad we don’t have any little babies to bathe in the sink anymore.”
It touched my heart, because I had thought the same exact thing in the store when we picked it out. But I didn’t say it out loud because I thought Rich would tease me/hoot/spank me/yell/hyperventilate.
Since we are already in the kitchen, lets make some refrigerator pickles with some of the garden bounty.
10 large cucumbers
4 sprigs of dill
6 cloves of garlic
6 cups of water
1 1/4 cup vinegar
1/3 cup salt
1/2 cup sugar
Wash and sterilize 4 (1 quart) jars. Boil water, vinegar, salt, and sugar and let cool. Cut cucumbers into quarters. Add 1 sprig of dill, and 1 1/2 cloves of garlic per jar. Pack jars with cucumbers, pour liquid over cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate at least 48 hours.
I had two little helpers who did everything themselves, with my guidance. I had reservations about letting them use the knife, but I taught them first, and stood right there with them the entire time. David was able to do it just fine, but I needed to do the first cut for Caleb so that he could lay the halves down. Then, he could carefully cut them each in half again without the cucumber rolling around.
The recipe comes from my family; my mom and aunts all use it. The pickles are delicious and will not last long. The hardest part of the process will be waiting until Wednesday before we can eat them.
Caleb just turned 6, and Davy will be 9 in September.
Some helpful thoughts:
“There is a hunger in our heart that is never satisfied, but by Jesus. Do you feel lonesome, hungry? Do you have problems you can’t solve? Do you feel chased and you don’t see a way out? Come to him.”
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
“….Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. It does not enable us to escape evil. It makes us unfit to face evil when it comes. It is the interest you pay on trouble before it comes.”
~(from a Corrie Ten Boom book that I am currently reading, see link)
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