Finally the conditions were perfect in the yard, after rain overnight and this morning, to set up the burning barrel and dispatch a bunch of old graduate school records, years-old bank statements, medical bills, etc. 30 minutes of prodding burning papers is faster than sending a six inch stack of paper through the shredder 3 pages at a time.
Since I'm smelling smoky now I'll go ahead and set up the charcoal grill on the driveway side of the house and grill the Hatch chiles I picked up this week. Those will go into the freezer. I'll be doing a load of laundry later or the laundry hamper will smell like a barbecue overnight.
Tomorrow is more prep for the Sunday lunch.