Saturday, 7 June 2014

08:44 – Boy, are we staying around home today. The Angelou funeral is going to be a zoo, with Oprah, Obama’s wife, and Bill Clinton attending. I would imagine that by now traffic is snarled everywhere near Wake Forest University. No one knows for sure if the Westboro Baptist Church nutters are going to show up. Either way, it’s likely to be a major media circus, with crews from all the network and cable news channels there, not to mention the local TV stations. I suspect WFU is now regretting providing Angelou with a sinecure for all those years.

We finished watching season seven of Heartland last night. We had time for one more episode. Since it was my birthday, I talked Barbara into watching season one episode one. And so the cycle continues. I figure I’ll be able to get through all seven seasons two or three more times before season eight finishes broadcasting next spring.

Barbara said she didn’t object to me storing food as long as it was stuff we’d actually eat. In other words, no raw grain, beans, etc. That was fine with me, because I’ve never believed in storing a bunch of dry grains, beans, etc. Instead, I’m storing a lot of canned goods, along with bulk supplies of rice, sugar, salt, flour, dry milk, etc.

Accordingly, I’ve been ordering stuff from Amazon Prime Pantry. We have quite a few cans of Bush’s Baked Beans in stock. Costco sells them in 8-packs for about $1.50 per 16-ounce can. But I noticed that Amazon Pantry had Van Camp’s Pork & Beans for $0.50 per 15-ounce can. Before ordering 50 or 100 cans of the VC Pork & Beans, I decided we’d better try them first. I’m glad we did. They may be about a third the price of the Bush’s, but they are, not to put too fine a point on it, terrible. Fortunately, Amazon Prime Pantry carries the Bush’s Baked Beans in two sizes. The 16-ounce cans are $1.48 each, but the 28-ounce cans are only $0.30 more. So instead of ordering 50 or 100 cans of the VC Pork & Beans, I’ll order 50 or 100 cans of the 28-ounce Bush’s. Not all at once, but in batches over the coming months.