Roger has signed a contract to have our central heating replaced some weeks ago but the crew won’t be here until August. So, right now our upstairs is as hot as the outside. Thankfully, our downstairs is still being cooled. The problem with a large rambling 4000 sq foot house 🏡 is it’s a bugger to keep heated and cooled. Of course, another problem is keeping it cleaned. We won’t say any more on THAT subject.
I have been reading your blogs and I want to credit Roxy from the blog FROM GLORY TO GLORY with both the sunset photo, which I absolutely love, and bringing to my awareness a topic for thought today. And that is how we should be using our money these days. There’s always places for it to go…in our case spending over $15,000 for a new cooling system to be put throughout the house…but for normal expenditures maybe we should start stocking our pantries with staples…not because of shortages but rising prices. We keep waiting for prices to go down but they aren’t, even ‘mickydees’ hamburgers are $1.99 when a year ago they were on the dollar menu. (I buy them as treats for the dogs after a vet appointment.)
Wouldn’t we be better off to buy our canned and frozen items in quantity…I don’t advocate hoarding…but I do think we might try to save a bit of money before the costs sky rocket again. It’s a delicate situation because we all remember vividly what happened during the pandemic when people panicked and demand couldn’t keep up with supply. I am advocating shopping for a family of four weekly instead of a family of two. Anyway, Roger loves to grocery shop but I make out the list. So, the idea would have to float his boat for him to open his wallet, so we shall see. Right now he is at church and out to eat with friends. Since neither the church or restaurant is great on air conditioning I am sitting this one out. I don’t mind at all being left at home. My daughter says I am turning into a hermit.🙃 The scary thing about that is my mother was the same in her later years.
There’s really not much to talk about here. I continue to knit and am enjoying it more and more as I make mistakes and frog and start over. I really love working with hand dyed 🧶 combination and variegated yarns. I have finished the hat but I must have measured my head wrong because it hardly fits over my ears with my top knot. I haven’t cut my hair in two years so have lots of it! After having short hair most of my life I am liking long hair for now. The problem is the front is white and the back is dark. I have variegated hair!1
My next project is a cowl. What can go wrong with that, knit and a few purl with some 3x1 ribbing?? The pattern is Starlight Cowl by Hannah Knotwell…
I haven’t been reading much. I have been rewatching all the VERA episodes. I’m on the 8th season. Roger is not a fan so he’s been binge watching the THREE STOOGES in the family room. He is working yet again with my som Mark in his Swimming pool business. He cleans pools. It’s amazing the amount of inground pools my son installs every year. Mind boggling.
So, there you have it!
I hope you are enjoying this day of rest and relaxing.