One visit down, two more to go! 😀
WE SURVIVED! No, I’m not referring to our friends visit (it was AWESOME fun!). Well, in a way I am. Our friends who were spending the night were still here, and hung around ’till later in the afternoon. 🙂 You may have heard about all the bad weather in Kansas City. We had a tornado warning, so we hid out in the basement from about 11 to about 2. Supposedly there were a few touchdowns around us, but it didn’t really even rain that much! We didn’t have any damage at all, so, don’t worry! 🙂
OOH! I did something really cool! 😀 In the latest edition of Backwoods Home (A magazine), they have an article about making your own firestarters… Well, yeah… I had to… 🙂 Here’s how I did it:
1 paper egg carton
2 bricks gulf wax
Fuel, aka, assorted flammable goodness: any part of a pine tree, (though needles and cones are traditional 🙂 ), dryer lint, dog fur (from brushing), cotton balls. I used pine cones (breaking the lobes off) and needles.
Get your cartons and everything ready, fuel in the egg cartons. Put it on a cookie sheet (mine had oil on it from baking something the night before). Melt wax (I melted it in a glass jar in a pot of water because we don’t have a double boiler). Pour melted wax (be very very careful!) into the carton, just enough to hold the fuel. Put them in the fridge to harden. When it’s solid, cut cups a part and light wisely. Don’t play with matches or fire 😉 .
It is a little hard to light (at least I had a hard time, I’m wondering if it’s the matches though), but once the carton is lit, your good. Mine burned about 1/2 an hour (I think lol).
Would you believe that our library doesn’t have Kidnaped? I had to order it from another one! It came in a few days ago and I picked it up yesterday. I”m already to chapter 6 🙂 even with company over lol! I’m really liking it!
Ok, I must go to bed now. G’Night!