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And Still Unpacking.....

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Things do go slowly here. I'm actually pretty glad about that - It keeps me from really over doing it and hurting myself.

Today is another grey, rainy day, but with the added excitement of intermittent thunderstorms. I've unpacked a box or two, and spent time in the laundry room breaking down boxes. Perhaps Friday morning James and I can go to Lowes and find some heavy duty shelving - One set for the laundry room and one set for the kitchen. That will get a multitude of things off of my floors.

And of course, I need to buy a dryer, too. Yesterday, I spent time with a very nice plumber who will be coming back to dig a drain line for my washer. The old one had me really concerned - it was connected to a very long PVC pipe that ran along side the back of my house, presumably to water the azalea bushes back there. Great idea, but the pipe had broken off from the standpipe and would be venting into my outside air handler! Not good. Not good at all. Besides, I was pretty certain that one of the things that had caused a slight mold issue under the house was caused by the washer venting so close to the foundation and crawl space. Having a proper drain line to the septic system will take care of that.

Friday also seems to be shaping up to be a day for things arriving here. The mover somehow managed to destroy two of my lamp shades - No worries. I was planning on replacing them anyway, and found two lovely ones on line. They should be here Friday.

And now for the best part. I left the big, ugly cabinet that housed some of my best Native pottery pieces and fetish carvings. It was hideous! I've been wanting a nice lighted curio cabinet for years now, but really didn't want to spend $300 to $450 on it. I had just about resigned myself to having to put forth that much, but this morning I found one on FB Marketplace! It's a lovely, corner cabinet that looks to be on the high-end of the price range for $75!! And the best part? The sellers are delivering it Friday afternoon for another $25! Woohoo!!

Since today was so rainy, I got busy in the kitchen. Saturday I found a great deal on a whole round of beef, so I spent some time cutting it up. I managed to cut and vacu-seal 4 lbs of stew beef, and set the fifth on on to cook and make a beef stew for supper. I also browned 1/2 of the trimmings and used 1/2 of my tops and tails to make a nice beef broth for big pot of soup and froze the other half for another day. The rest of the meat is cut into strips in the fridge - I'll grind that up, vacu-seal and freeze it tomorrow. Next project will be finding cases of fresh, boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cases of chicken leg quarters for a good price. I always feel so much better when I have a fully stocked pantry!

'Guess I'd better go cut the vegetables for that stew. They're not gonna cut themselves, for sure!


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    no they wont cut themselves .. I heard my gran when I read that sentence .. xoxo .. great memories of simpler times ..

    well it sounds as though you are adjusting to a slower simpler pace of life .. I would bet the energy in a smaller urban setting is more peaceful and less hectic than the big big city .. we don't realize how energy effects us until its gone ..
    only then are hit with waves of calm ..
    time slows down .. we still get as much done but we aren't pushed ,shoved or drug through life ..
    breathing space ..

    I'm super overdo for a cottage weekend .. all of my free time with two good feet has been spent at the other house ..

    glad you have sourced out a great beef supplier .. I'm sure you will find a poultry supplier as well .. as well as a dairy so you can continue with your cheese factory ..
    .. great find with the curio cabinet ..yahoo .. as well as lamps .. one by one things fall into place ..

    yikes thats concerning with the washer draining like that .. good eye could have caused all sorts of issues down the road ...
    plumber .. check ..
    now you need a reliable ,reasonable
    carpenter and mechanic .. then you will be set ..
    I know you are going to miss a lot of people you knew for years .. you had developed such great relationships with them .. they always had your back ... your best interest and tried to fix the situations as cost efficient as possible ..
    you will rebuild those relationships in your new city that I'm sure ..

    are you enjoying the cooler temperatures ?
    I know you are in love with your space and freedom .. well done .. so proud of you ..

    Have a blessed and glorious rest of the week ..
    always in my thoughts and prayers .. xo

    36 days ago
    emoticon No rest for the weary! emoticon emoticon
    36 days ago
    Staying busy, good for you.
    36 days ago
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