And to celebrate we cracked a bottle of the Major’s latest:
For two weeks now, the workmen have been tearing out our old shower and installing a new one. Here it is without the glass installed. The glass comes on Tuesday.
The original shower has been leaking for several years and has responded only temporarily to my occasional caulking efforts. Gradually the vinyl flooring was getting darker in the leaky spots, so we decided to replace the shower and tile (done but not pictured, here) the floors.
We are pleased with the outcome, but can’t wait for the glass enclosure so we can shower in our own bathroom again. How spoiled we are.
Yesterday was a day of anticipation as I prepared my MacBook Pro to install the latest and greatest operating system, Mountain Lion. Got it ready; clicked the button in the App Store ($20); waited the 1.5 hours for download; waited the 2 hours for install; rebooted. Crap. None of the iWorks apps would launch, Mail took 18 hours to covert the Mail database and didn’t finish, tons of other apps crashed.
Today I spend the day converting back to Lion and recovering my data. Now I’m back and running. Guess the latest and greatest isn’t really the greatest.
Since May 5th, I’ve been busy crafting three different 5 gallon batches of beer. Here they are:
These are the 72nd, 73rd, and 74th batches of beer I have brewed since I started in 1993. These three are especially good. If I can find the room, I’ll bring samples with me for Old Dad and Patrick when we head for California this fall.
The red is an extract brew. The stout and IPA are all-grain concoctions. If you want the recipe, just leave a comment and if I have your email address, I’ll send it to you. (Don’t leave your email in the body of your comments).