headed my way.
The window guys did manage to install the two remaining windows in my living room on Tuesday. Wednesday morning they did some work on the outside of the building. I haven't seen them since. I wouldn't mind so much except for the fact that they moved furniture again - a couple of pieces into my bedroom and the rest taking up most of the floor space in my living room. I can't get to the new windows to open them to let in the lovely spring air. I can't get to my sewing table because one of my shelving units now sits in front of it. They did cover my sewing table that holds several quilt tops I am working on, but they neglected to cover my sewing machine. I wonder if I can get the dust out of it so it isn't ruined. Sigh.
I called my landlord but he had no better luck in getting them back here to put up the trim around the windows and straighten things up. I thought about going all mad-as-a-hornet old lady on them, but realized that if they didn't care enough to move things so a woman with mobility issues could easily walk in her living room, I doubted they would get the point. I have come to the conclusion that good manners and common sense are basically a thing of the past.
So now that I have griped enough, the rest of the week has been productive. I have 10 lbs. of sliced potatoes in the dehydrators. Tomorrow I will dry 5 lbs. of onions.
Earlier I had dehydrated the cranberry pulp left over from making cranberry juice, so I dug that out and turned it into powder. I now have nearly two pints of cranberry powder. I know it can be used for flavoring like in cranberry/banana bread, but I wonder if it could be mixed with something like lemonade and honey as a tea and used in place of the cranberry juice that I keep on hand for urinary infections. I remember that years ago I bought cranberry powder at a pet store, on the advice of my vet, to treat a cat with a urinary infection. I may have to experiment with it.
My kids always get me something nice for Mother's Day and my birthday in June. This year I have something specific in mind. I can no longer drive or even go out without help. So I talked with my youngest daughter Jeri, and she is going to take me to a huge thrift store nearby. I love rummaging about in thrift stores and particularly want to add to my collection of reading material along with browsing among the kitchen stuff. David called today and I talked with him about a trip to Sam's Club to stock up on some of the things I can't order with my grocery delivery service or are cheaper at Sam's. He thought that was a great idea. Jill doesn't know it yet, but she will be taking me to the fabric store. I need fabric for the backs of quilts, quilt batting and a few miscellaneous sewing notions. Duane can't drive yet because of the effects of his stroke, so we won't be going anywhere, but once in a while he brings me food from the restaurant where he is working, so I will let him off the hook! Today he showed up with a half a pizza, so I didn't have to cook supper. Last Sunday he brought me some sliced turkey, ham and roast beef along with a big bowl of mixed fresh fruit. I'd say that was more than enough of a gift. :)
So that's what is going on in my little corner of the world. Even with a couple of irritations, life is still pretty darned good!
Keep smiling and keep prepping. :)
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