Tuesday, May 26, 2015
In other news I scored six meals worth of ground beef yesterday at a huge discount, what amounts to less than $3 a meal. I base all of our dinners on the concept that they need to cost approximately $7 or less for all ingredients. Some cost more, some cost less, it all evens out in the end. Groceries are extremely expensive in Canada so this was a huge deal as I haven't had a decent sale on ground beef in months. I am only buying a minimum amount of groceries until we go on holidays in 2.5 weeks as don't want things to get wasted. Any produce left at that time will be carted off to Mom's house.
We talked to my oldest Stepson the other night who just finished basic training in the Canadian Army. He is now being trained on machine guns and grenades. Just what you want for your kids. Oh well, he chose this path but some of it is difficult for us to take. He likely won't be deployed anywhere until next year as still has lots of training for his chosen division.
Today I have to get things organized for our garage sale this weekend. Whatever we make goes straight into the travel fund. I like a nice short garage sale, 8 am to noon and that is the hours Mom's condo association have chosen for the sale. I don't expect to make a lot but this way we keep our clutter to a minimum and part with things that are no longer useful to us. Right now the forecast is for sun. Anything but rain would be great - I don't expect any as we haven't had any in many days and are going into water restrictions in our town due to low snow amounts this winter. I can't believe I haven't been to a single garage sale this year. At least Mom and I can take turns at the sale and check out the other unit's shopping opportunities.
Have you been yard-saling lately? Found anything good?