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  2. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Hmph! Ya mean we DON'T get to stop counting after 45 yrs????? MtRider ...... maybe THAT'S what I'm doing wrong?
  3. Check out drug prices

    I'm on my phone so I don't know how to move it, I will see if I can. WM had cheaper prices for DH's meds too. ETA: Figured out how to move this thread on my phone.
  4. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Praying your DH recovers from his heart issues, Momo. My DH has been doing well on his meds, he only takes them now when his heart goes crazy. Stresses me out when it happens. Remember to take a deep breath, say a prayer and try to remain calm. (Yeah right, easier said than done.) Miki, try to take a 'you' day and relax if you can. I'm constantly telling myself I am not as young as I was. Jeepers, sounds like you had a productive day. I paid bills today before heading to MIL's with the ferrets. DH is too busy to take care of them along with the dogs and chickens. The trip was quiet, not a lot of traffic. MIL has a list ready for me to do and we have a CoC meeting on Saturday. It's a bus tour to a big Ranch here. Time to to get some sleep.
  5. Check out drug prices

    I posted this in the Pinching Pennies Forum..I don't know how it got here and I can't figure out how to move it with this new forum set up. Grrrr Very true MtnRIder..places like WalMart sell some 3 month maintenance drugs for $10 which is alot less than using your Medicare Part D insurance.
  6. Yesterday
  7. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Prayers for Mr. Momo! Slow it down dude! I ran a few more errands today. I think I have everything up to date and beyond. Some bills are due once a year (Sam's) or twice a year (Jeep ins.) and they are paid up. Mortgage is on a auto deduct account and I put enough in that account to get me to the end of the year. So, I can sail along for awhile with mostly utility bills and what ever I owe on the monthly charge card bills. I think my winter nesting urges are starting to kick in. Happens every fall. I ended up at Wal-Mart and did some stocking up. I got another case of 1/2 gallon canning jars. I don't have any plans for them but somehow an empty jar soon fills up. We've had rain for two days now. If it isn't raining it looks like it's getting to start. Temp in the mid 80's.
  8. CANNING

    They look delicious! Lots of work at one time but after they are canned...it's easy eating for a long time
  9. Check out drug prices

    DH and I found that it was to our great advantage to hide my Medicare status!!!!! But of course, things change without notice so I suppose one has to keep checking....keep checking.... MtRider ....good reminder, Momo for MrMomo
  10. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Glad it was just minor damage and I hope you can slow him down a little, Momo! It turned hot again here, also. 90 for several days in a row and lots of humidity! And at least another week or so of the same. I just finished mopping floors and there are a lot more of the in the new house. Washed the front windows so we can get better photos of the dozens of hummingbirds that are hanging out here now. Made another double batch of sugar water last night to fill this morning. . I've been really tired lately. Don't think I've caught up on rest since the fellows left. Not sleeping real well either. Which is too bad as I was sleeping real well for a month or so before things got hectic! I think part of my tiredness comes from running around like I'm still 45 and not accepting that I am actually 60. I'm trying to slow down a little!
  11. DH was released from hospital yesterday with 3 new prescriptions. I have already checked out the prices with and without insurance at various pharms and have found ways to save alot of money. It is not always cheapest to use insurance. It pays to shop around. I also have the Doctor write 3 separate prescriptions (instead of 3 on one sheet) which makes it easier to use different pharmacies.
  12. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Today has been hectic so far. DH was in the hospital with heart issues from Friday night to yesterday afternoon. Being off schedule and being at the hospital with him has left a nice bunch of catching up to do around here. I am taking a mini break for a few minutes right now. Fortunately DH only had a minor attack with little heart damage. I am trying to keep him on limited activity for a bit but he is outdoors already checking on his pecan crop and chickens. I guess that is good I just don't want him to overdo it. He's not a spring chicken anymore. It turned back to hot summer about 3 days ago. I got all excited about the cool weather 2 weeks ago but summer came back. It has been in the upper 80's with humidity. Yuk. Another week of this at least. The garden is about finished ..just 3 tomato plants till producing. We had a good tomato year but not much else. Enjoy the day!
  13. CANNING

    Pears..that's what I'm up to my ears in! LOL Friends on a farm gave us 3 boxes! Some in preserves, some in heavy syrup for eating, then probably dehydrate the rest.
  14. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Getting ready to jar up some more pears...they were a gift from friends who have about 50 acres and needed a home for their pears...3 box fulls! LOL They picked and boxed for us so I've been jarring pears all day yesterday, some in preserves since hubby loves pear preserves...especially over ice cream sprinkled with chopped nut!) and the rest in heavy syrup.. After today's batch I'll probably dehydrate the rest. With no central air (I did put a box fan blowing on me at the sink) it gets pretty hot in the kitchen.
  15. Harmony House Coupon

    I've ordered from them before too and I've never had any problems with their products. I got all of my freeze dried fruit from them. The last sale I posted I ordered some dehydrated shallots. I don't think I've ever seen any shallots in my grocery store. If I did buy fresh ones...by the time I'd buy enough to dry, prepare them and use the electricity to dry them, it would probably cost more to do it myself. They should arrive today or tomorrow. I like the containers they come in too. They take up a lot less room than a #10 can. I do transfer the food into a 1/2 gallon Ball jar but I save the plastic jugs for other things.
  16. Harmony House Coupon

    Harmony house is wonderful! I got their sampler pack a while back, when my husband was alive, for taste testing, and he was impressed (he was the pickier eater of the two of us). I like to order stuff that I don't dry myself from them. Thanks for the heads up.
  17. I went to the home site this was from and it was FILLED with wonderful old recipes! I saved a whole bunch.....
  18. Last week
  19. H. IRMA.....Darlene's in Miami

    Got brief message from Darlene......she's finally back home in GA. Haven't heard any details. Keep praying cuz she's got a lotta stuff to catch up on.... MtRider
  20. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    The older I get, the more my teeth float around. Kinda like an old horse. I have those dental floss on a stick things and I like them but I wanted a single pick for a fast poke. They last for nearly forever. I've been to Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Dollar Tree, Big Lots, Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens. Only Wal-Mart and Walgreens had the kits that were too expensive for what I want. I guess they last too long and are not disposable so they don't want to sell them. Suppose I'll try Amazon next.
  21. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I have been really blessed in the teeth issue department. No cavities since about 2000. I did crack two and had them pulled. I was stressing and apparently clenching my teeth at night when my Buddy (schnauzer) was having big seizures. That was rough! I am still catching up on rest since our handymen, I mean guests, left. I worked the day after they left, then Church, etc. on Sunday and today I went to Walmart and Dollar Tree. Hopefully, I will be home for a few days now. Clyde hung hummingbird feeders on Friday and they found them today! About 3 or 4 birds this morning and about a dozen this afternoon! I made a double batch of sugar water and refilled the feeders this afternoon. They are gone now. Probably nursing little sugar hangovers in the surrounding trees! I put our some fall flower decorations this afternoon. I'm thinking of it as a rain dance since it was 90 when I was putting them out. Hoping for the future! I believe I will start some beans soaking tonight for crockpot bean soup tomorrow (with cornbread, of course). I hope everyone has an excellent evening!
  22. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Teeth... spaces... etc. I use toothpicks, dental floss and metal picks. Gotta keep the teeth I still have. Lol While turning the soil in the big garden, I went to remove the celery, but the roots were over a foot squared and bulbuls. So I moved it to the corner plot and sprinkled all the seeds I had collected around it. The corner plot has piquine chili peppers and Queens Wreath which vines on the chain link fence. I am hoping it took the transplant and the seeds fill in. We use a lot of dried celery in so many dishes. DH started his annual contract, inspecting and cleaning weapons for one of the local law enforcement agencies, today. He won't finish until next week when I get back home. I do the invoice after he's done, in case he needs to get replacement parts. The pups were very good. They check the customer out, then left them alone. Grrr is trained but Gunny is still learning to "back off". No one likes a (big) dog all over them when they come to do business. Figuring out 'what's for dinner', pistachio pudding, bacon ranch potatoes and, beef something.
  23. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Doing fine up here. I mowed the lawn today. I went to KFC for a treat. I don't feel guilty about that fast food. I get one breast that I debone and skin before I eat it and a side of corn and green beans. Sometimes an added cole slaw side. I forgot to go to K-Mart while I was out. I still need a dental pick. I have a small gap between two back teeth and food always gets between them. Drives me crazy---er. I tried to get one at Wal-Mart and all they had was a kit with the pick, mirror, gum stimulator and something strange looking. It was over $11.00 and I didn't want to spend that much for stuff I wouldn't use. Ohhhh, I should try Dollar Tree first. I'll try there first this evening. While out mowing I noticed my neighbors (the nice ones) 2 water barrels. He made a little enclosure around them. It looks very nice. It kind of looks like a little tool shed. I know what it is though because I know that's where the barrels are kept. It's built right up against their house by their garden. Very well thought out. I'll charge up my camera tonight and try to sneak a picture of it tomorrow.
  24. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Autumn, 65* this morning! I need to pull out my sweaters, too cool for me. The gardens are planted: Fava beans in one garden plot that grows miniature plants. Black eyed peas, Detroit Red beets, parsnips, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, radishes and spinach, then tapped a bunch of yellow onion seeds around the edge of the whole garden. We shall see if I harvested and processed the tomato seeds right. If not, I have more seeds ready and waiting. (I ran out of room. Probably planted way too many seeds, for the 16'x8' plot.) Now, I will be working on preparing for my monthly trip to TX on Wednesday. Time to get back at it..... How is everyone else doing?
  25. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Soooooooooo........... we had three days of glorious AUTUMN weather! Then last nite....... we got down to TWENTY DEGREES Gotta get the cat a pet heating pad this year....sooon! She's 17 yrs old and we sleep with the temperatures set down too low for her skinny self. She howls and DH gets up to start the pellet stove. She's fine once the sun gets over our high eastern ridge.....sits in the window and sunbathes. Her blanket cave just isn't enough anymore. And as the furnace kicks off, so do my sinus problems. #1 allergy is dust/particulate matter. Ugh! Blows dust around this dusty cabin. MtRider .......Love fall but........WINTER cometh! Aiiiiieeeeeeeeeee!
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  27. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I always try to remember to remove my batteries in less often used things too. Things like yard tools, summer fans, rarely used remotes etc. I found some of those tiny Ziploc type plastic bags at the craft store and use them to store the gently used batteries in.Then I either tape or rubber band the battery bag to the seasonal remotes. They last 2-3 seasons that way and I know what goes where. I think the next time I get another bathroom scale I'm going to switch over to one of those cheap spring type scales. The last one I got was a Weight Watchers type scale and it turned out to be more complicated than I need to deal with. When I finally got it figured out, after about 2 months, the battery died and I had to dig out the instructions and reset all over again. It's one of those things I don't use very often to keep the batteries from corroding. My eyesight isn't all that great any more either and trying to read those tiny unlighted numbers from 5.2 feet away isn't getting any easier. And how often do I really need all of that information? I can just look behind me and figure out my BMI for the day. Good links Mt.Rider. I think I'll check out those no leak batteries when I need to start buying more. If I can find them. The two AA's that leaked were next to each other so I figured one set off the other one. Annarchy, good idea about storing in the fridge. As it is now, I store the ones downstairs in a plastic box in a drawer and the ones upstairs in the same type of box in a closet. Oh, to have a one story house...
  28. WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Batteries... Mil has always stored them in the frig. We do too and I haven't seen them leak. Hopefully I never will. Early this morning, 4am, I heard another winter visitor, screech owls. Last week, I turned the soil in the garden, leaving only the 4' square of tomatillos. They are still flowering and producing. Andrea gave me some fava beans and I am hoping the will help the soil. Today, I am going to plant our winter garden. Well, the day is breaking and I have a lot to do. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.
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