Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's July!

Can you believe it's July already?  The older I get the faster time passes...

We've decided to have a no spending month.  Obviously we'll buy daily living items but nothing extraneous.  No books unless they're free, no games for the computer or tablet.  No candy bars at the checkout....you get my drift?  If we don't need we aren't buying it.

We're not usually so extravagant that it's a problem, but since we've been mooching off of Sonsearae and Chris we have spent more than we should.  Mostly eating out, which we both like to do.  Today Jim is getting his new laptop, we've bought two cooling units for the fridge, had the wash machine repaired so it's time to cut back on spending and build up some reserve.

Around 2000 last night the wind picked up so we both checked on the weather.  Severe thunderstorm heading our way!  It didn't really get here until 2200, just as we were going to bed.  Had some rumbling, some rain...then the light show began!  Took awhile to go to sleep but once I did I slept well.

Any plans for Saturday?  We're having a cookout but no fireworks.  The menu will be BBQ chicken, veggie burgers, macaroni salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake and brownies.  Should be enough food for four people!


Don't Throw That Out Yet!

If you find a can or package of food in your cabinet that has recently passed the "best by" date, call the toll-free number on the product and ask the manufacturer's representative if the food is still good to eat without any significant loss of quality or safety. I have found in such calls that many canned products maintain good quality for many months after the "best by" date. It pays to make a call before you toss out a product.

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