Saturday we canned spaghetti sauce and made a second batch of tomato jam. Took most of the day. Of course then I came up with a brilliant idea (first mistake!!) and suggested to Resident Chef that maybe we should consider buying a small bar-sized fridge to use as a cold cellar. That led to deciding to get rid of our water cooler which we haven't been using since Covid hit - we've gone to a Brita instead (and b'sides the jugs of water are getting too heavy for the Resident Chef to handle). Removing said water cooler would create space for a small fridge. Rather clever thought? Canadian Tire just happened to have a fridge on sale so out we went and came home with one. So far so good. Except....it was exactly one half inch (!!!!!!!!) too wide to fit through the storage room to where we needed to put it. THAT meant we had to move the huge shelving unit (and everything on and beneath it!) out of there and into my sewing room.
Did that, put everything back, only to discover that the fridge freezer wasn't set properly (looks like it had been jarred in transit somewhere and came loose). Of course THAT particular issue wasn't discovered until AFTER we'd moved the storage unit back and reloaded it. Resident Chef wrestled with it and managed to clip the freezer back into place and....fingers crossed.....it seems to be working okay. The thought of having to move all that stuff again was more than I could bear last night. Ah, the life here at Chez Magpie!
Oh, and speaking of wrestling - the new mattress arrived. Another huge box to deal with. So hard to believe that a box that looks like this...
....turns into a full-sized, very thick, queen-sized mattress in a matter of minutes. Of course my diabolical mind got to wondering what would happen if one of these boxes 'sprung an air leak' in the delivery truck and exploded all over the place. Could be the stuff of comic strips.
Now....the old mattress.....that's a whole 'nother issue! More wrestling, heaving and 'glowing' (my mother, bless her, always insisted that women don't 'sweat', they glow....so I surely had a glow on!) and the oldie is currently resting comfortably leaning up against the living room couch awaiting final resting place with the mattress recyclers. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
The next chapter in the ongoing saga that is my life will involve hauling said sadly-departed mattress down six flights of stairs to await the
mattress hearse recycling garbage truck.
- THIS is a fun Halloween-themed cross stitch design that could be adapted in many ways.
- HERE's another great idea for the Halloween fan in your life.
- And further on that subject, do NOT (I repeat do NOT!!!!) look at THIS if you're the least bit afraid of spiders!!! I know, it's a purchased pattern, but had to share it anyway.
Our area has a recycling program for mattresses and so I thought I'd give you a quote today that reflects that. Couldn't find one that quite suited, but I did find this instead and thought it might be a good one to share...