Cool-ish. Damp. Houston is on the edge of the storm zone in the national forecast, and then in the middle of it later. I’m not thrilled with the idea, although I acknowledge that we need the rain.
I spent yesterday doing a few things. Not what I mostly wanted to, but I did move a couple of things to the ‘done’ column.
One was hitting up Costco. I let the papergoods drop to low levels here at home. I’ve got more, just not here, so it was well past time to hit the store.
Prices are up, and there are things that are missing. My favorite microwaveable cheeseburgers were not in the freezer. There were a couple other things too, but most of my staples were there. They had reasonable prices on some beef steaks, but they were higher than they used to be. They had spiral sliced ham for the first time in one? two? years. The listed price was more than double what it used to be, but they were doing $10 off each ham. That brought it down to only about a third more than it was. I will try to get back and get some more before the promotion ends.
The price for Krusteze Pancake mix has risen from $5.99 to 8.99 for the same size bag. Oddly, australian lamb and canadian maple syrup have stayed the same price for years with only minor fluctuations. The selection of rice and the quantity in the store were both reduced, but the price is only up 20-30%. And lo! they had both M&M candies and M&M Peanut varieties in stock. They’ve only had one or the other for a long time.
Charmin blue was $25 a bale. Charmin USED to be $18 on sale. Bounty paper towel is playing games with sheet size again. They are now offering “longer” ‘selectasize’. The “smaller” sheet is almost as big as a normal sheet used to be. I’ll be back to ripping sheets in half again if this continues.
I was happy to see a lot of my normal items were on sale. Next month it will be a different set of items, and I’ll stock up on those then.
To put all this food somewhere, I bought another freezer. This one is an upright and will go to the BOL. It was an estate buy, and was only $80. Costco did have one 7cuft chest freezer in stock at $269. Lowes had a few at a similar price, so they are available again, just not as cheap as they used to be. Which is the story for a lot of things these days.
I originally titled today’s post “Persistence” and was going to talk about that. It needs a bit more thought and some more work though. Maybe later.
Today will be more of the same, some housework, some prep for a weekend at the lake, some messing around. And in the evening, I’ll go see the hour I missed of the kids’ show.
And I’ll be stacking things. You should be too.