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!