Thursday, August 19, 2010

Corn 40 - Beans 33

Corn won the great Freezer Battle by a narrow 40-33 margin, but it wasn't for lack of trying on the beans behalf. Rent-a-Grandma's friend called again yesterday, this time her beans were done and overwhelming. So we picked, cleaned, snipped, boiled and bagged all day yesterday and ended up with 33 bags in the freezer. Thankfully, Rent-a-Grandma was grooving in the snipping department and kept up a steady pace with the beans or I'd still be working on the blasted things today. As it is, I shouldn't have to buy corn or beans at all in the next year.

Good news in the housing department. We were notified yesterday that we got the house we wanted to rent and will be moving in on Sunday. It's in a small town about 30 miles away from the main city where hubby works and all the major shopping gets done. It's a real rural community, indicated by the fact that on their city website, it shows that 2 of the 4 main local employers are the feed & grain co-op and the livestock auction barn. There were more kids in Angel #1's graduating class in Hawaii than there are in the entire 4-year high school in this town.
Our pallet came in from Hawaii yesterday, so we've got the majority of our stuff here, what little there is of it. A nearby town is having a citywide rummage sale on Saturday, so the girls and I are going to spend the day hitting the sales. With any luck, we'll find most of the stuff we need there and we'll just have to do some major grocery shopping once we're moved in. Seventy three bags of frozen veggies, 2 cans of Spam, a bucket of ice cream and a bag of rice isn't going to keep us going for too long.

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