Rain wiped out the work yesterday. The tower crew got a couple of hours in and did useful work aloft, climbed down and did what needed to be done on the ground as the storm washed in, and then left. It's a long way down and dripping-wet surfaces make it a little too easy to get there rapidly.
This was a huge relief to me; after fighting with the front gate -- photoelectric safety monitors and a lack of shrubbery-trimming is not a good combination -- I went home, did laundry and made a big pot of chicken soup.
The shortcut to homemade chicken soup is cooked chicken breasts from the deli, some chicken stock, and fresh celery, carrots, onion, mushrooms, a small potato, jalapeno pepper and sweet red peppers. Started with a little bacon, sauteed the diced vegetables in bacon grease, added the mushrooms and chicken, sauteed them a bit, and poured the stock over. Let that simmer a half-hour or more (more is better) with some bay leaves and whatever else in the spice cabinet that looks good (rosemary and some garlic salt, a sprinkle of parsley), and you have soup for a day or two. I crumbled the bacon in, then added fresh chopped onion and celery before serving. Leftovers are in the fridge right now, waiting for later.
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