Thursday, January 2, 2014
Day 2 fiscal fast: frozen assets, planning ahead
Made a loaf of sandwich white bread, turning to the wheat gluten I have on hand, and all purpose flour. I am trying to use the gluten up.
Once lunch was cleared, I set to getting the wood stove running, and to washing 3 loads of laundry, only machine drying the towels, which was the only batch run in warm, all other laundry was done in cold. Some is already dried, after being placed on the clothes horses near the large radiator, by the wood stove. The rest will be dried come morning.
Next, I started attacking the long list of business calls that I made last night, in preparation for getting things addressed today, if not tomorrow, in anticipation of being home, due to the impending storm. I contacted the wood stove repair shop, part was on back order, next delivery is due Fri, hopefully it'll be on the truck. Ok, guess I have to be patient (I've already waited a month). Contacted someone about a bill, it was explained to me, fine, I can send payment. Canceled an appointment, rescheduled it for Monday instead. Paid the oil bill over the phone (used my CC to capitalize on points that I convert later to cash credits on my account), made arrangements for the annual service appointment (LL covers that).
Put away the dental freebies from a kid's cleaning appointment the other day. Great goody bag.
Speaking of leftovers, leftover corn and cooked chicken was used to make up 2 trays of chicken-black bean-corn enchilladas for the freezer. With my upcoming surgery, frozen assets are a blessing. I still intend to prepare some stuffed shells and/or lasagna trays as well for the freezer.
So now I find myself enjoying my evening cup of herbal tea (used 2 "used" tea bags to get another cup) and mulling over what to cook for tomorrow. It's supposed to be bone chillingly cold, blustery. Hopefully, no power outages. : (
Today's expenditure: $0