Sunday, July 27, 2008
Anyhoo, we took the couch out of the escape pod yesterday. It's a lot more open now, and a heck of a lot lighter. We haven't done another tongue weight yet, but that thing was heavy. We didn't need the extra sleeping room either, so why not take it out? The more we take out the more we notice the mediocre craftsmanship. Randy was seriously disappointed, being a former carpenter and all. We've got some ideas for the new decor. We pretty much have to keep the aqua-green carpet, way too much trouble to take out and replace with anything. We lost some storage when we took out the dinette and couch. That's ok, because that way we won't pack it full of stuff (just added weight). We're planning on using the little door things that open to the outside for cat doors. We'll get a collapsible cat cage, and finagle a way for them to go outside and get fresh air w/o running off and getting lost or eatten by something. But that's not even really in the design phase yet. I'm going to try to sell what we pulled out. It's in really good shape, just heavy, and not our taste. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the windows as far as curtains. Seems like I'm trying to do a lot of stuff. I better get up from this computer and actually do something!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
So watch out ya'll! Kim from Ruby's big adventure is coming over to say Howdy! You don't have to do the same. I'm not gonna quit on ya. My little blog isn't all that informative, just sometimes passes for entertainment. And that's just fine with me.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I started some veggie seeds. I didn’t do this sooner because I didn’t want to start a garden if we were going to be booted out at any time. Since it looks like we’re going to be here longer, and the price of everything going through the roof, I decided it was worth it. I have had great success gardening here in the past. The seeds were 10 packets for a dollar, so what the heck. Maybe we’ll get to eat fresh tomatoes again.
The Sherline tongue weight scale came in Friday. We weighed the pod Saturday. The tongue weight was 1250 lbs. That’s too much. Time to lighten up! Out go the canned goods in the pantry. We’ll weigh again later. I guess we’ll have to put together a mess kit to haul in the suburban (just like camping). We’ll just eat the canned goods and collect dry food from now on. Being newbies at towing a travel trailer, we thought it best to get the scale rather than take a chance at guesstimating. It’s a pretty cool little device.
We made a trip to town that was interesting. We got to witness lines at the pumps that were reminiscent of the ones in the 70’s. We finally broke down and got a Costco card. You’ve got to watch their pricing just like you do anywhere else. Some things are a better buy, while others are as much, if not more than the grocery store. Non-perishables were the only things I was interested in. I figure it’s worth the initial cost just in saving money on gas by cutting down on trips to the grocery store. We also went by a restaurant supply type store. They had lots of bulk items. We were pretty tired by then, so we’ll go back some other time for beans, flour, and other stuff. I noticed you’ve got to watch them too. They had the exact same taco seasoning for almost 3 times as much as Costco! Sneaky lil' buggers.
Friday, July 11, 2008
I have other things going on in my life besides getting ready to get out of here, so that may get posted also. If it bores you, that’s ok. I don’t enjoy every post on all the blogs and sites I read either. Just wait though, something interesting will come up soon.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
The woman at the AG's office is coming around on how much she's willing to take for the property. The tax assessed value for just the land. Well, since she wasn't so accommodating previously, we've been spending all our money on getting the hell out of here. We had also been told earlier, we couldn't buy it even if we wanted to. I don't trust these people. I feel like we've been lied too and are now being extorted for what ever they can get out of us. I'm calling bullshit. Our friends and family think this whole thing is insane, or we are. They sound like they aren't real sure if they should believe us or not. Even the lawyer gave us a kind of cock-eyed look. Well, folks, it is happening. I'm getting ready to get a voice recorder to record what this woman is telling Randy. The only explanation I can come up with is that the state needs money, and will take whatever they can get. There is an awesome well-fare system here, and I imagine that gets pretty costly. If this keeps up you're going to get to read my rant on that. The lawyer did say that if we do manage to work out some kind of deal, come back and see him. Yeah, no kidding? It's not like we want to stay here forever, but it would be nice to leave on our own terms. That's enough for now. I'm just getting mad all over again.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I found a cool web site the other day through one of the blogs I read, and I can't seem to figure out which one. Anyway, it has some good easy and basic recipes. I grew up with a single mom who was busy working her butt off just to get something on the table. So, I don't have mom's or even grandma's recipes to fall back on. However, I love to cook. So it was exciting for me to find these recipes that use simple inexpensive ingredients. They are great for prep food too, mostly dry ingredients.
I'll warn you, it has some religious content. But, who couldn't use a little god right now?
Here's the site: hillbillyhousewife.com