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Frankenboot free for Mardi Gras

Frankenboot free for Mardi Gras

There was a  little delay for releasing Food Scrounge News due to the Super Bowl blackout. Hey, I used to live in LA and power outages were a normal part of the day. I loved living there despite deluges and power outages. I completed paperwork to return to my former job last week. It should be approved at the next school board meeting. In the meantime I’ll be stretching my leg and lifting weights. For other news, click on the Food Scrounge News tab.


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Throw me some news

Throw me some news

Click the Food Scrounge News for the weekly update.  Sorry no beads till next year.

Hey Lady! T’row Me Some! All in a Mardi Gras Day

Let's roll!

No flood was going to stop me from rollin’ with the Krewes on the coast.  We canoed up the drive to the paved road and then rode 50 miles in 50 degree weather to the staging area.  The parade route was over 3 miles.

Parade Marshall, staging area

Parade Marshall, staging area

Air Force band, staging area

Air Force band, staging area

Motor Maid "krewe"

Motor Maid "krewe"

Motor Maid Scroungelady

Motor Maid Scroungelady. Mr. Mike was passenger and photographer.

Mississippi Roller Girls and Motor Maids

Mississippi Roller Girls and Motor Maids. The Roller Girls' next match is March 24. Tickets are $10. Got yours?

Motor Maids

Motor Maids rode from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky to name a few.

We're rollin'

We're rollin'

T'row me some mister!

T'row me some mister!

3.2 miles later.

3.2 miles later. Where's my drink?

Fifty more cold miles and back to the canoe.  Flood water hasn’t dropped a bit.  Worry about that Monday.

It’s the annual Mardi Gras flood! Comfort food needed.

The other night we received 3 inches of rain.  The Creek already was high from rain the past week.  When I looked out the window after waking it was obvious my work was cut out for me:

Backyard highwater

Backyard highwater

The large tree sits on the bank about 8 feet above the creek during normal flow.  It was time to move items either up the stairs or to the paved road.  Plants, on the stairs.  Motorcycles, on the stairs, no wait I’m no stunt rider.  So to the pavement they all go.  Now it would have been nice if the Mr. was home and all the batteries worked.  Not so.  The sidecar started, great.  The scooters and the Triumph? Up the road I push.  And the other two?  I’m not fully recovered yet to ride them.  So…


This view is looking towards the house.  The rest of the drive is not visible.  Floodwaters are nearing the drive, left.  It was a looong push.

Flood bike parking

Flood bike parking

Our neighbors let us park our bikes in front of their house when floods are iminent.  I was about ready to drop after all this pushing.  How did the other two make it up the drive.  Another neighbor and his sons to the rescue.  Fortunately they knew how to ride.  I drag my butt down the driveway, checking the floodwater level along the drive:

Highwater drive

Highwater drive

The scene above should have all dry land.  Back at the house, I organize some items in case the water reaches the concrete pad below our house.  This picture shows the water level downstream from the deck.

View downstream

View downstream


By this time I’m needing some comfort food.  Now some macaroni & cheese or a burger & fries would do nicely, but I’m too worn out and the scrounge cats refuse to cook anything.  Time for refrigerator soup.  Just open the fridge and pull out those plastic containers of leftover food.  Don’t worry, if it’s in there it will work when you can barely lift a spoon.  The soup was made from canned diced tomatoes, cooked spaghetti, garbonzo beans, and collard greens with ham.  Heat it up, add your favorite beverage, and be comforted.

Refrigerator soup

Refrigerator soup

And don’t forget the condiments:



Last year we had a flood on Fat Tuesday. Transport was by canoe.

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