Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
Like the rest of the country we have been in a heat wave. At 4 am the temperature inside my house would be 82 degrees. The actual outside temps during the day have been in the high 90s but with the humidity here in Louisville the heat index has been 104 to 107. I feel lucky that our outside temps are not as high as those in other areas like out west. Their high temps combined with our humidity would make life pretty miserable.
The baby and I spend a big part of each day in the survival room. Its the room with a small window ac that I can close off to stay cool. I get as much work as possible done before the house heats up and then go to the survival room for the rest of the day. I still need to do the quilts in order to pay the bills so that’s my early morning priority. My computer is not in the survival room.
I’ve avoided cooking as much as possible and rely on cold food for meals. I’ve not been going to the mobile food bank either so I’m using only my food storage to get me through this heat wave. I did try my new thermal cooker. I cooked what I hoped would be beef and veggies. I hated it. The meat was tough and the veggies were cooked to mush. I’m not really a fan of boiled meat so this cooking method is going to take some getting used to. I do remember Grandma Mama using this cooking method but not much about how she did it all. This way of cooking has a learning curve that will take me time to work out. It does keep me from heating up the house though.
I saw my doctor today and got a good report. My A1c is 5.9 down from 6.2 at last visit. She still tells me to keep doing what I’m doing because its working. Yeah, I knew that. August is crunch month for all the quilting work. Nearly every year there is a quilting back log during August so I probably won’t be blogging much until its all done.
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