Oh dear - smells and left over liquids etc can be dangerous. Glad you caught the situation before it became dangerous.
The books sound like good ideas but a lot of work setting up. Too bad your old books are not available.
It sounds as if you re a bit more compulsive then I am re household info. Me I just went out and bought enough of each kind of light bulb to last me 3 years - hopefully.
One was the wrong size so Boy is now looking for a desk lamp that can use the bulbs with tiny bases. I can't remember what they are called. But I know there are lamps that use only that size base. Candelabra - that's the base size.
Since I've been buying eggs from the Imperfect Food people and getting them free from my neighbor's daughter... I quickly remembered how to tell if eggs are good or going bad. I have a measuring cup that I keep almost for that use.
Good thinking of corn bread. I have lots of flour and cornmeal now so Hope to use it more often now that it's Spring.
I had built a long box of double nests with open wall space between the nests. One long box above the other. I used an old dog house as the bases for the entire thing... just made it longer. They had a ramp but most just flew up to their nest of choice. I sold eggs to drive bys. I made a board that was shaped as an egg and painted it white with a yellow Yolk. LOL I had a booming business as long as they laid. LOL Even my mail man bought some.
I used straw for the nests. We had lots for we couldn't grown Hay. We had to buy our Hay from New Mexico farmers as we fed our horses Alfalfa. You can't grow Hay in Texas due to some bad bugs. That only live in Texas. We grew a grass that was called Coastal and generated by UT Texas. I sold lots of bales. Plus had lots for the winter for our horses. I stacked myself but finally we had some Guys who did it at cost. I used to fill my cart behind my lawnmower with 8 bales - we had 2 pastures. So I always started with the back pasture. It was 1/2 the size of the front pasture.
We had alot of bales. ROFLOL! Boy did I have muscles. I never got strong enough to toss bales over my head to the guy standing on the bales that were loaded on the large trailer pulled by a tractor - which was not ours. Oh good times and boy was I healthy. That was when I was in my prime physically.
Oh well that's all in the past. Now I am an skinny old lady. 8-)
My week is still dealing with paperwork. Now the state and Human Services is having me fill out all the paperwork needs copies of originals - thing is I ran out of ink for my new printer the kids gave me. Dang it!!! Boy will buy me some and I need it ASAP. I have time till I get my bank statement. I already copied all the other stuff such as the tax bills, etc etc. What a pain! What a mess that paperwork is.
I still have to call re the new well tank and check with my insurance folks re coverage. Plus some of the pipe breakage.
The rest of March is not so bad but April will be Charlie's vet visit. Plus hopefully the fence getting fixed... both sections. Plus I want to buy the bamboo fencing for inside the chainlink to provide more privacy. And a new washer. I hope to do some handloads in the crank washer tomorrow. I am very behind.
So that is more then enough of a walk down memory lane. The future is what I need to address now. Plus I finally got the two well bills from the fix in February and the latest one this month. Ouch!
Thank goodness I went with Chewy on Charlie's Heart Guard and Bravecto. The new auto ships discounts were a real $$$ saver.
Ok off to see what Charlie wants.. a bit of a walk it is due at 10:30 as he eats lunch at 11. I have dishes to do and other stuff.
Have a good weekend.
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