Utilities and beef jerky

“Holy crap” is what I said when I opened our utility bill from TXU today. Home owners, you’d probably laugh if you saw it, but you probably also remember the average cost of utilities in an apartment.

The cost of housing is cheaper in Temple, but you get raped on your utility bill. I noticed that it was a little higher when I got the first one, but now it’s looking like I’ll have to get a part-time job to turn on my damn lights. It’s costing me about a quarter (no, not the larger coin) more here than in Austin, in June!

Anyway… El got a call from the temp agency today. Seems like the lady she spoke with yesterday went above and beyond and scouted out a local graphic design company that needs some help. She has an interview at 10 a.m. on Friday. Looks like your humble narrator will be giving El a crash course in Photoshop and Quark the next couple days.

I made some pretty good stuffed bell peppers last night. Pretty simple… ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and my parent’s homegrown tomatoes. I also heated up some of the blackeyed peas from my parent’s garden.

Tonight I’m going to start dehydrating my beef jerky. I started marinating it last night. A little of this… a little of that. I forgot what all I put in the marinade…. teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, course seasoned pepper and some XXX habenero sauce. It smelled good – guess we’ll find out in a couple days!

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