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Apartment Unit Electric Meters in the Laundry Room in the first floor of our building taken with my Samsung Galaxy A71 phone camera

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A Soul Food Thanksgiving…

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So growing up my family devoured my Mom’s bread stuffing more so than the turkey, turkey, mash, gravy, canned cranberry sauce, candied yams, and asparagus.

When my Mom died and my Dad remarried, his wife’s family made butternut squash soup, Caesar salad, mash, gravy, turkey, freeze dried corn, green bean casserole, assorted appetizers and desserts.

When I got married my wife and I would alternate between my Dad and Thanksgiving at Her Aunts House. Trish and Garry and the combined Hontz-Higgins-Hazel families would be a massive potluck with all kinds of food and desserts.

When the kids moved out of Trish & Gary’s and my Dad died we had ham & chestnut stuffing at Jess’s parents house. We will be there tomorrow for a black friday meal. Sadly, this never happened because Jess’s Mom got sick.

This year Jess had to work 1/2 day so I decided to try something different. I slow cooked BBQ Pork Ribs with added cherry sauce, Made Sun dried tomato Montery Jack/Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese, a store bought Avocado Caesar Salad and Store bought blueberry pie. (I hate all things pumpkin & apple pie too)

A day of thanks…

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I offer thanks to the following

  • Full time employment
  • A great marriage to my beautiful wife
  • That my 5 years older brother is still around to spend time with
  • My brother’s family, my relatives, my wife’s family and relatives
  • My friends (Offline and Fellow Bloggers from all around the world)
  • Our cat Nigel
  • A place to call home even if it’s far from ideal
  • A working car
  • Not breaking any bones after my fall on Oct 31st (although I do have recurring tennis elbow)
  • The opportunity for twice a year vacation’s
  • The ability to cook amazing food (special foodie Thanksgiving edition later today)
  • Despite the hurdles, having a stolen post removed from a hack blog via DMCA Take down.
  • Catching fraud on my debit card in time to block access to my account (because someone felt the need to screw me out of $64 worth of food at a McDonald’s in Indiana and $10 worth of food at a Chick-fil-A in Georgia) Sadly, I recently bought an anime jacket from a website with multiple red flags I didn’t catch for $73, too coincidental to the fraud charges received the same day I got the jacket that had NY Return address label thrown on top of the original label from China from a business that has addresses in 4 different countries, none of which were Japan don’t buy anything from GearOtaku.com
  • To receive very cool bowls from Chel Owens because I won the terrible poetry contest in the Summer
  • To God for giving me 52 years of life and hopefully 52 more 👍😇🤗

ANIME JACKET/ TWO DIFFERENT ANGLES OF BOWL

Thanksgiving (a testament of strength)…

Black & White Photo composed & shot by Digital QA/Scan/LVA-WWII Project Lead* Bailey Harper. Bailey told me this is a photo of her sister who was the glue that held the family together during their first Thanksgiving without their Father.

What an amazing photo/story.

*I was offered this position by the Project Manager when I scanned the sample for the client. I am currently the only person scanning it/although Bailey does help now and again. I turned it down because the QA area is populated with 2 of 5 Project Co-ordinators whose maturity level leads to a very toxic enviroment and 1 Assistant Manager, 4 Project Managers and 1 department head. Way too much management to heighten my anxiety. Where as on the other side of the building in scanning we have 5 scan techs and 1 digital camera troubleshooter tech…NO MANAGMENT.