March 27, 2022

Temperature 80 Degrees


I’ve always been a big believer in if something works, then stick with it. So that’s what we decided to do.

We’ve been shopping this past week for can goods and staples which, as in the past, we can store in Elvira’s lockers. Earlier this week we stashed away several large multi packs of paper towels and toilet paper. We also grabbed a bunch of paper goods and packages of napkins.

Today, we packed our can goods in the six totes that we used when full timing. We make a list of what is in each box – 1 thru 6 – and post it inside by the kitchen. When we take something from a box we cross it off. This way we can see at a glance what exactly we still have onboard. We figure we currently have enough for about three months minimum, maybe a month more. The net result is, more time for sightseeing and less time in unfamiliar grocery stores.

We do something similar with meat for meals. We buy in large quantities and then break it down into smaller FoodSaver packages. We have chop meat, chicken, pork, meat balls, chicken cutlets, hot dogs, and so much more. In some cases we’ve made meals that we can pull from the freezer and pop in the microwave. They’re great for those times when we’re just staying a night. In other cases we have meat cooked that can be used for the basis of a meal such as chili or meat sauce. All in all it cuts down on the mess in the kitchen and saves time that can be better spent on other pursuits. At last count we had enough meat prepared and packed for a good four months if not more.

Provisioning, that is how we spent our day on The Road of Retirement. We still have some more meat to prepare and pack but we’ll leave that to another day. But we’ll get it done because in just ten days we’ll be back on the road again. We’re so looking forward to roaming the highways again. This summer has been a long time coming. It’s exciting to know that it is now just around the corner.

Thanks again for stopping by today  We always appreciate your company, and your comments and suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before.


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