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Day Forty-Two

April 3rd, 2016 at 08:16 am

Calories: 1335

I waited for the window man yesterday, and about 15 minutes before the appointment he called and told me he did not think his company was the right one to replace a windowpane. They are builders, not glaziers, and while they could do it, they would have to take it back to the shop and it would be more expensive for me. I appreciated his honesty. I just hope I can find a glazier.

I called the second guy and left a message, but have had no reply. I may have called the wrong number. He had a heavy accent and I may have written the numbers down wrong.

So, back to square one on the window. It is a real problem around here getting someone to do a simple task that won't generate a lot of money. But I will try again and focus on glaziers.

I had a $5 Goodwill coupon that had to be filled, so I braved our crazy weather (snow, wind, hail, you name it!) and went to Goodwill, which is in another suburb. I spent $7 on household items and $14 on gifts (after the $5 discount). Here's what I got: 2 books for my grandsons, two large skeins of yarn for my DIL, a frame for my BFF, three new gift bags, a Tupperware container, tongs, a meat fork, a bowl matching my set, and three platters. I now have 6 plain white platters in a variety of sizes! They will be good to have when I host a meal, and they'll look great in my "white" cabinet, too. So I was very pleased with that trip.

On the way home I bought gas for $18.

And here is the splurge. I bought dinner at M Burger for $6. I got a chicken sandwich, and it was absolutely delicious, and calorie-wise, it fit into my diet.

I got my unclaimed property check yesterday -- it was $13.36. Hey! Better than nothing. It's going into the slush fund, which I like to top out at $2K.

As for the saga of the expiring Greek yogurt -- I used up a half-cup this morning in pancake batter, to which I added a lot of blueberries. Thanks, Laura, for reminding me I can use it that way! I'll have baked potatoes the next few days and I think that will take care of all the food that is in danger of going bad. Then I will have to tackle all that cheese I bought!

5 Responses to “Day Forty-Two”

  1. snafu Says:

    I wondered if there is a Handyman Service for Seniors vetted by BBB and one of the community organizations in for Seniors in your area who does repairs like your window pane.
    I'm not sure what cheese you're wishing to use up. In hopes of being helpful, I mention that it's easy and effective to bake caserole-like or meatloaf-like meals in cupcake wrappers in a muffin tin to facilitate individual servings. There are so many ways to use cheese as part of a mixture, topping or sauce. If my plans goes awry, I rough grate, using the largest size or thin slice using tiny slips of parchment paper every 4-6 segments. Would you find it helpful to use a list of 'cheesy bits?' I

    t's wonderful in salad, atop tuna, Tilapia, broccoli, potato, baked beans, squash, Tex Mex corn, spinach, eggs, souffle, chicken, any pasta, meatloaf, onion or potato soup. Cheese logs are simple, freeze well and merely bake fresh with anything else going into the oven.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    There is a handyman service for seniors if you a member of the senior center -- which I'm not! Still on the fence about whether it's worth it, since it is not cheap, and most activities are very senior, while I am still quite young. Smile
    I have sliced cheddar, pepper jack, and provolone to use up (as well as shredded cheese in the freezer). I think the challenge for me will be not how to use it, but how to use without crashing my diet. If I use it too slowly, though, I will grate and freeze.

  3. Carol Says:

    Is there a local hardware store( not big box ) that might have a list of local handymen?

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I'm not sure I want to go the handyman route, not yet anyway. I've had some bad experiences with handymen exaggerating their abilities. I want to find a glazier.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad you were able to use some Greek for your pancakes. Smile

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