Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sunday, 31 July 2016

11:52 – Excellent dinner last night, most of it from LTS or our garden. Barbara picked some of the Blue Lake bush green beans and cooked them up in bacon fat with onion. We also had corn bread and boneless … Continue reading

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Saturday, 30 July 2016

09:22 – When Barbara read my post yesterday, she asked me not to buy any more canned meat. I thought she meant any at all, including chicken. But then she clarified that canned chicken was fine, and that the Keystone … Continue reading

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Friday, 29 July 2016

09:38 – As she was making a skillet dinner last night, Barbara commented that everything she was using was from long-term storage. A can of Costco chicken, a pound of Barilla rigatoni, a pint of Bertolli Alfredo sauce, and a … Continue reading

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

09:07 – The AC is fixed. It turned out to be a blown capacitor. Living without AC from late Sunday night to yesterday afternoon was unpleasant, but no worse than that. I don’t know if this heat wave has been … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

09:28 – We’ve now been two full days and nights without air conditioning. Ordinarily, that wouldn’t be an issue in Sparta, NC, but the heat wave that’s affecting most of the country is also affecting us. Our indoor temperatures have … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

09:03 – Yesterday morning, Barbara commented that the air conditioning had been running all night. We had the thermostat set to 75 and it was showing 78. There was also a little “Stage 2” icon, which I hadn’t seen before. … Continue reading

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Monday, 25 July 2016

09:05 – Barbara just left to head down to Winston to run errands. As usual, Colin deeply resents being left at home with me. He’s going to help me build a bunch of boxes for biology kits and burn the … Continue reading

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

10:13 – I’ve commented before about how LTS food is going mainstream. For the last three years or so, Costco, Walmart, and Sam’s Club have all featured it on their websites and in their advertising circulars. Last week, the Wall … Continue reading

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

09:13 – We closed on the house in Winston yesterday, so we’re back to owning only one home. The next major project is to get our gravel driveway paved. I’ll call to get quotes Monday. Email from Brittany, whose prepping … Continue reading

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Friday, 22 July 2016

10:05 – I happened across this article yesterday, and decided to post this morning about why we don’t use a pressure canner. (There’s one sitting in a kitchen cabinet, but I use it only as an autoclave for biology stuff, … Continue reading

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