Another wild day in the economy, and as a friend of Stud Muffin says, I think our 401k has shrunk to a 205k! Maybe even a 101k!!
But, on his way to work today, Studly reported that gas at the same station I filled up at just yesterday for $3.11 a gallon, was selling the same gas for $2.98. And on the evening drive, it had dipped to $2.97!! I knew that was coming, but didn't think it would sink 13 cents overnight!!
Nothing much new around the homestead. I put metal tree rings around 4 of the 13 fruit trees this morning, and in the process, upset another ant hill. But the little buggers only got one bite out of me this time!! Ha!
As a follow-up to Sassy's gorging in the neighbor's garden, the good news is that she didn't fart at me all night. The bad news: just as I was brushing my teeth before bed, she threw up the most amazing quantity of "stuff" in 7 different piles!! On my bedroom carpet! Even one pile right behind me as I was cleaning up another pile!
So most of today was spent carpet cleaning. First with the Spot-Bot. Not good enough, so I got out the big guns carpet cleaner and did the whole side of the room again. Still not enough, but better, so tomorrow I will try the Spot-Bot again with some Oxy-Clean in the solution!!
As I waited for the carpet and more clothes on the clothesline to dry, I wasted some of my day playing the new Nancy Drew software game that just came out this week! I think this will be a great game, with lots of puzzles and exploration around an Irish castle.
Dinner was meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I'm now officially out of potatoes, so some shopping is in order. I have also gotten out my cookbook, More -With-Less to re-learn old tricks. I suspect in the coming months, dinners will be more casserole and less roasts, so I better sharpen my skills!!
Have a good night!