We have just completed the first November since 1897 without any rain in Austin! That’s not the kind of record we wanted to set. The temperatures so far this autumn have been a little higher than normal, too.
Today I published the last Cen-Tex newsletter since becoming the secretary two years ago. Next year I will serve as vice president, which I expect to be a little less time-consuming than the secretarial duties.
This morning I finally was successful in removing the burned-on oil from my new stainless steel CucinaPro electric skillet. I had followed the directions carefully for seasoning the skillet but couldn’t wipe off the excess oil after it cooled. I had tried scrubbing it with dishwashing liquid full strength, then laundry detergent, then Goo Gone; but nothing worked. Finally, I tried Dawn Power Dissolver and it worked like a charm, with no scrubbing.