Ben Peoples Speaks

Long weekend
September 6, 2010, 9:36 pm
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Just finishing up a very nice long Labor Day weekend.

Friday involved a bit of running around, but I can’t talk about much of that yet.  Over the weekend, we installed two dozen cup hooks in the stucco-over-brick walls of our patio to hang lights on, which now look super lovely.  We also finally got the trellises up for the roses. The trellises are attached to 3″ angle brackets, which are attached to the stucco-over-brick walls with hammer-in nail anchors.  These worked really well, and look really clean.  The whole thing will be covered in roses in a year, but it’s nice to actually use the correct tool for the job for once.

Also, today, smoked ribs.  Super tasty, 4 hour smoking at 250F.  Made them pretty quick, no overnight spice rub.  I typically do paprika, smoked paprika, pepper, a little cumin, a little garlic powder, and a little ground cayenne pepper.   Halfway through smoking, you baste with 1:1 cider vinegar and bourbon, then cooked up some nice bbq sauce out of the Smoke & Spice book.

Flying machine tests were pretty OK, except I drained the battery on the airside module, so ran into troubles with that in today’s tests.  Otherwise looked like it might be ok.  We’ll see later in the week when I get a chance to get out and test.  So fricking close.


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