Andy, you are soooo right on everything!Andy F wrote: ↑Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:49 am8greenbeans wrote: ↑Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:34 amAfter we had an upright freezer go kaput on us nearly a decade ago and we lost nearly 400 pounds of meat, we simply use the freezer as little as possible (we were able to save some of it by canning and making jerky, but not nearly fast enough before most of it was lost). This is why I go on a canning frenzy every time we get a deer, buy a cow/pig, butcher some birds (chickens, ducks, turkeys), or go fishing. Probably the best educational thing that could have happened, yet expensive. After my fridge stories, I chose to go over a year without one. Partner (annoyingly) just bought a 1.1 CF mini fridge. However, I still know how to make good food without relying on fridge. I believe your experience was a good learning tool. Washing vs not washing dishes was another long term experiment, which I did not die from
Not knowing how to do those things, can mean not surviving. On the flip side, do try.
Andy, don't forget that hard candy is also good for dropping blood glucose levels. This can happen in people who are not diabetic or hypoglycemic if they start working more than they are eating, until their bodies get used to the new normal. There's a valid medical reason for that type of metabolic issue.
Most of my week was dealing with insurance companies and arranging various companies to come out to the rental to get it fixed. A big fat time suck in (when doing that sort of donkeycratic mess, isn't it always?which I could have been doing much more valuable projects instead of driving back and forth 2 hours each way. However, in a way, this is a very valuable project since it is what will get us the land we so desperately desire... so I'll try to change my outlook.
My short smart list:
Am in the middle of a home security update, which I wasn't planning on doing but Dad, who is very smart & has good intuition likely based on the past, got the hankering so I'm dealing with it
Needless to say, the particular goals I set for this past week were not accomplished but other things were accomplished in their place so I won't call it a total loss lol Having dealt with long term immobility in the past, I'd see it as though you're doing just - FINE.
GOALS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
Celebrate the Corps' Birthday with a few hundred other area Marines HOOAH!
Get upstairs catwalk cleaned and organized and boxed where possible (half our library is up there)
We never thought of moving days when we carried a few thousand heavy books to the upstairs library.
Honestly, I'm always glad when Dad gets a hankering cause hubs does not tell him he can't do anything .... me on the otherhand, he will argue with about it - doesn't necessarily win, but he argues But Dad can do anything his little heart desires and hubs just sighs
Got another batch of meat done.
Partied til hubs had to come home to sleep ... nevermind that was getting up an hour and a half before him to pick up our grandson for the Veteran's Day Ceremony at his school Son-in-law told me this morning he didn't feel so well and that's what he got for partying with Marines
Attended two Veteran's Day Ceremonies - one with my grandson and one with my priest's middle daughter. Coincidentally, my son-in-law's own Brigadier General was the guest speaker at my grandson's Veteran's Day Ceremony.
Okay, I'm off to do some actual work today.