Clear and pleasant again, with some clouds. It sure was nice yesterday, with only an intermittent threat of rain from some cloudiness, and a bit of humidity later in the day.
Finished up my shade tree mechanic LARPing. Got the Ranger running, and picked up a replacement wiper for the rear window of my Expedition. I c’nae believe how hard it was to find the correct wiper, or why Ford went with a completely different attachment means for that one wiper. AdvanceAutoParts, and Autozone had me running around, but O’Reilly had the parts I needed. I’ll check with them first next time. I bought a second wiper as a spare and it was the last one they had. More reinforcement for the idea that if you think you might need it, you better stack it.
I also shipped my ebay sale and couple of other things I’ve been putting off for no good reason.
D1 had a play at school last night and tonight, so we went to see that. Every kid was miked, ever mic was too loud. I know I’ve got hearing issues, but I couldn’t get but one word in 10. Daughter is following in the wife and my footsteps with her work backstage. Mixed feelings about that. It was a great learning experience, and it put us both where we are now, but times change, and I’m not sure I’d want to be working in the industry now.
I suppose that is true for most parents.
Today I’ve got a couple of pickups, and some driving to do. Then I’ll have more sorting and stacking at my storage unit. Wife and D1 are headed to GS camp for the weekend after the curtain comes down on the show tonight. D2 and I are home alone. Might just load up the truck and head to the lake after swim practice Saturday. There’s plenty to do up there, if I get bored with all the stuff that needs doing here…
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And for pete’s sake, stack some food. Don’t forget fats. Peanut oil stores well, and can be used in place of butter in most cooking. Lard in sealed plastic buckets should last a long time too. With the decrease in sunflower oil exports from Ukraine, people will have to buy other oils, which will put pressure on them as well. Get some, even if you don’t use much now. It’s relatively cheap, stores for a long time, and is an important prep. Salt and vinegar too, in mass quantities, mainly for food preservation, and a few jars of ‘pickling spice’ wouldn’t be a bad idea.
FWIW I like multiple smaller containers, rather than one big one. It lasts longer if you don’t have a giant container open, you can more easily share a smaller container, and if one is spoiled the rest will still be ok. To me, multiples are better, even if the unit cost is higher. The most expensive prep is one you have to throw out without using. Had a rat (might have been the possum) gnaw a bottle of peanut oil this week, made a mess on the shelf. That was just one liter damaged, not the whole supply. I could have used what was left in the bottle for frying I suppose if desperate, or as lamp oil, but I just tossed it and replaced it. That might not always be an option. So….