Monday, May 5, 2014

Power Outage

I suppose all those environmentalists who wanted the coal power plant shut down are thrilled. We lost power in the home area, good thing we don't really care.

Structure fires, in old buildings are pretty nasty. In new buildings they tend to do a lot of smoldering but if they get big, it's game over there as well. We had to have the fire department saw into concrete backer board on a tile covered pylon once, took forever. Luckily the fire didn't get too large, the water to extinguish it was the main source of damage.
Customers weren't happy, the sub contractor who started the fire wasn't happy either.

In other news, the entire garden is planted and the yard chores are done. Garden in, fence posts replaced (with metal of course), yard seeded, yard mowed, etc. We have 1 post in for a hammock and will get the other in this week. I don't really care about it but when it's important to someone else, it's important to me.

I went to the grocery store on Saturday and saw that 93% lean ground beef was $5.99 a pound, chicken breast was buy 1 pack get 2 free (at $16 for one pack of 4 boneless and skinless). My favorite apples, Honey Crisp, were $4.99 a pound and the milk we normally buy was some price I can't remember. I did find some chicken thighs on sale and then reduced for quick sale, so I picked up 10 of those for $3 and cut the meat off the bones. 4 potatoes, 1 large onion, 2 green peppers, 2 diced tomatoes and whatever spices you like will get you a nice meal in 4 hours on high in the crockpot. I made ours with chili powder and some chipolte rub sprinkled in.

I'm going to mix up some powdered milk, even if I'm the only one who will drink it. Buying it in a bucket is mega savings and I have gallon mason jars that will work great. Every morning I have a banana sliced up into a bowl with a cup of special K and 1/2 cup of milk. I eat this while reading the daily far right wing 'fire you up' news sites. Then I have a cup of Irish breakfast tea while reading the far left 'fire you up' news sites. Have to know both sides to every lie.

In closing, I love honey wheat one rise bread. When I was hungry on Saturday afternoon I made some. The crock pot wasn't done yet and the smell of fresh baked bread is something special. Add in some real butter and it's a lot like reliving childhood.


  1. Honey Crisp apples are, in fact, the best. We found chicken breasts for $1.99/lb and stocked up on some of that, yesterday.

    We unofficially fired our realtor on Thursday and since he wasn't good at taking hints had to officially fire him yesterday. I don't appreciate being treated like I'm stupid and I know collusion between realtors when I see it.

    1. We are needing to make a costco run to stock up on meat, they normally have the best price for the bulk purchases, and most of it's packaged for long term freezer storage.

      You probably made a good decision on the realtor. We tried not to talk about the cabin, real estate, etc. the entire weekend. We will find out tomorrow what the counter offer will be (unless they decide to take our offer), then that will tell us if we will continue our search or not. No lack of things to do in the meanwhile, including work.

  2. I agree with you about the smell of freshly-baked bread. That & some real butter ... man oh man, it's good.