I was a little disappointed that Big Lot’s had sold out of the decorative solar lights I wanted to get for my patio. Though it worked out for the best, because what I was going to pay for the lights, instead I got a duel fuel Coleman 2 burner stove at my favorite pawn shop. These stoves run on white gas or unleaded gasoline so one more fuel option is added to my cooking fuels!
Big Lot’s did have the big box of construction grade garbage bags and I splurged on a big fuzzy bed pillow for myself. One more of the light canvas tarps and a couple of thick micro-fiber floor mats for the kitchen to help when I have stand for a long time doing canning or making beer.
Mom and I stopped by the Idaho youth ranch/thrift store because we are looking for crock pots. Mom found one but I’m still looking but I did find a bubble spa mat for the bath tub. While I would love to install a hot tub it is a little outside of my budget as well as being kind of a power hog for keeping the water warm. This little mat should be a nice little spa and it works! I will be able to give it a good test as I have been a little extra sore from work I did on the new compost pile.
I’m a couple of weeks ahead of the due date on most bills. Power usage has been a little higher than average with the 100 degree heat. It seems we have reverted back to a more normal summer and winter temps this year so I haven’t paid ahead on the power bill. I put in my order for the wood so once the wood stove is installed that should reduce the heating bill this winter.
the Amazon order has a few more motion detector solar lights, a small wood camp stove and a new little butane/propane stove I will be testing out. Other than the wood stove for the house, I’m as ready as I can be for heating and cooking as well as having at least a couple of small stoves I can hand out to family or neighbor to help out in a disaster.
Still need to finish up the grocery shopping but Albertson’s is having a great sale on wild caught salmon at $1.99 per pound, whole lobster 12-14 oz. $6.99 and canned veggies 20 cans for $10.00. Paul’s has breakfast sausage for $1.69 per pound and finish up at Fred Meyer’s 12 double roll toilet paper 2 for $8.00. Add in a few odds and ends and that brings the cost in around $50.00. Not every week you can get salmon and lobster and spend less than fifty bucks on your grocery shopping.
UPDATE: Albertsons ran out of the Lobster but I got 4.5 pounds of salmon and another 4+ pounds of pork chops.
I tested out the Homedics bubble spa and I love it. The bubbles were very powerful and it really felt like sitting in a jacuzzi.