Monday, October 24, 2022

What a week... the good , the bad and the ugly.

 The good... all the bills are paid until Nov 7th.

We need no groceries. But I will check turkey and ham prices tomorrow while we are out for chiropractic and picking up meds.

My potato bin is done

I transferred $$ to the savings. I made a spread sheet to keep me focused on what we want to save for and the amount.
I canned 8 qrts. and 6 pints of chicken.
I  flash froze then  vacuum bagged 18 meals of Swedish meatballs, 4 meals of Chinese cabbage and 11 meals of Salisbury steak (done last week and I side tracked due to grandson and forgot to vacuum bag them).
Kraut is made... a little salty for us but I can rinse it. Might can it if the area it's sitting in gets too cold. I don't want a busted crock.
M gave us 4 dozen eggs. We had pancakes twice and eggs twice for supper to keep from ordering or going out for meals.
Propane is in. 
All the bedding (5 beds), furniture covers and throw blankets were dried on the yard clothes line.

I pulled from the stock up to refill meds, OTC and odds and ends. No running to the store due to being out.

Depending on the week, Hubby is either over ran with jobs or doesn't have any at all. Since he had no work he was able to cut more of the wood we have here. I loaded the garden wagon that is now called wood wagon, then reloaded the wood box and then reloaded the wagon. We now have 3 garden wagons... one for the garden, one for wood and one for coal. Makes it nice I can roll it up the ramp and pull it in the house. After I clean the stove (in 70s) I will "lay" the wood in the stove for the next fire by going out to the wood pile instead, use part that needs to go to barn anyways. We have 3 cords in the barn and probably another cord sitting by the garden shed. About half of it doesn't need cut just move to the barn as it is "pallet'' scrap from the one Amish that is cutting wood for the other one to make pallets. They just sell the scrap to whomever wants it.

The bad.

We were supposed to go have lunch with Son2... he got called in to work due to a broken water pipe that the water came through the ceiling. I am not sure we will get to see him until he gets done with AT. At least he can drive back and forth to home if he wants. But that means we won't see him until middle of next month. His lady is going to check on his cats but I will go down and also get a kitty fix.

I got dirt in my left eye and have been dealing with a blocked tear duct... it's  better but still an issue.

I still have 27 items on my to do list for Oct. Today and tomorrow are the last of the 70s weather... only suppose to drop down into mid 60s .... at least it's not the high of 47 like we had last week.

The Ugly...
Daughter 2's son2 is self employed  landscaping. He was working with his dad and 2 others trimming a tree. One was in the tree getting ready to start cutting branches and the other 3 standing down below... A branch that had already broke off that they didn't see fell out while the guy was climbing up and hit grandson in the left eye. Knocked him out... His dad thought he was dead. Even when he threw his hand (which needed stitches)  out to block it from Grandson. Grandson had surgery, metal plate and screw in eye socket. Said his dad probably saved his eye sight by blocking it some. He was out for 2 days, tube down his throat due to blood clots. He is home, not working yet but home. I had a short visit with him. Said his parents are a wreck so I made sure I talked to both of them and his stepmom (owns a business so she understands self employed)... third time his dad has seen one of his sons almost die. His mother, Daughter 2 does not understand when you are self employed you don't get workman's comp nor do you get medical time off with pay. Even though I explained it several times to her and know some of her friends did also. I love her dearly but she is a flake at times. Both of them nailed his butt when they found out he didn't get health insurance like they told him to. He applied while in the hospital.  ROLLING EYES. Daughter 4 is walking him through getting help for paying the bills. 

Daughter 4 is now jumping hoops for hysterectomy as she has a small amount of cancer cells in that area. They found it during her 2nd yr check up from the ovarian cancer. NOT enough to get chemo or radiation. Her doctor told her he was putting the info in to insurance to get approval. She said she checked she will get 60% short term disability but needs to have the out of pocket saved up and extra to cover what the 60% doesn't cover. She is back to Door Dash besides her "day job" I told her to call the hospital, and doctors that will be involved and ask their billing what her share would be. She didn't know she could do that as she is used to NOT having insurance.

Blessed Be 
Prayers for peace.