Aug. 18th, 2006 @ 06:44 pm
Let's see....my cell phone took a dip in the pool this evening (can you say "DEAD"?) Thank the Lord I was smart and got the insurance on this phone!
AND - last night Himself got icecream out of the deep freezer. He didn't notice that the box fell over and kept the door from closing....and *I* didn't notice this AM when we were heading out the door. In fact, I didn't notice until 6 PM today...when I noticed a horrible smell in the garage.
*7* trash bags full of ruined stuff. 11 pounds of ground meat, 15 pounds of chicken breasts, 4 Red Baron pizzas, tons of frozen vegetables, breakfast stuffs.....aarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!
*sigh* So, tomorrow AM I have to hustle J into changing my oil first off, then hit the bank to drain my savings account so I can replace the food, then off to the Cingular store so I can replace the phone, then it's off to J's daughter's for lunch, then stop to Wal-Mart to actually *replace* the food......so much for a relaxing Saturday. After discussing it with my MIL, we think $300 should replace the important stuff (the beef/chicken/vegetables), and I can replace the other stuff on payday. :fingers crossed:
Holy S#$% that sucks. bad smell, bad mess, ugh.
Why do you have to have all that stuff on hand all the time? Could you just do a little normal grocery shopping and buy a few frozen things, and then gradually build your stocks back up?
Well, 11 pounds of ground meat = 11 meals, or 5 days (1 work week, basically). The chicken....there's approx. 3 breasts per pound; it takes 3 per meal. 1 bag of frozen veggies per meal...so...
I try to have 2 weeks worth of meals on hand, for if/when I get laid off, emergencies (like, my trip to the ER which took the grocery money for that pay period), sudden influx of visitors (like the family visit that happened a few weeks ago - unexpected, but I had the supplies to cover it).
And, my side-by-side freezer isn't that large. It has leftovers, basically, and breakfast items in it. Plus my baking stuff - out here, the rats/mice will get into the flour and sugar if I don't keep it frozen.
Plus, I have a 6 year old male. It's nothing to go thru a full meal, then have him say "I'm hungry - what's to eat?" 3 minutes later. 3 times in one night. *g*
We're hitting Thrall-mart this afternoon so I can at least restock the meat and chicken. That'll at least get me thru until payday (not until the 31st).
Gotcha. That's a LOT of planning, and I guess I really had no idea how much meat could cost!
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