Well, the part for my car didn’t come yesterday. We’re hoping it comes today and I get my car back. I hate being stuck at home and it’s not like we have a taxi service here. I’m not going to starve to death and I went upstairs yesterday since Zoe is out of Fancy Feast and Kitty has some canned food left. I value my feet too much to not give Zoe her canned food.
I spent some time in the upstairs kitchen while I was there anyway and cleared out more ancient food. For those who are curious about what is still okay and what is not — canned goods seem mostly okay. But then, most of the soups I’ve tried have been soups I bought for Dad within the past couple years. I have used some tomato sauce and so for, it’s been fine. Jarred stuff? Well, picante sauce and taco sauce have been fine. BBQ sauce, ketchup, salad dressings – well I don’t think Miracle Whip is supposed to be brown. I tried some BBQ sauce and while I don’t think it was “bad” per se, it just wasn’t quite right. So, jarred sauces are going out including any pasta sauce with “meat” in it. We’ll see about a couple of other things. Baking mixes – such as cornbread mix – probably wouldn’t kill you but tasted flat and bland. I tossed all of those and the various taco shells and rice mixes and other stuff in packets. Pudding mix has a stale flavor. Some of this stuff is dated from 2004! Onion soup mix, I used in dip before I started CK was fine. Going to try the gravy mixes which I occasionally use to thicken soups and stews. And most of that was just one cupboard. The more I do, the more I see to do. Oh – I found opened bloody mary mix in the cupboard. I mean – that’s flavored tomato juice. Opened! Eww. Everything needs to come out of the cupboards and be washed. One day I need to just hang out up there and run the dishwasher while cleaning out other cabinets.
Crackers, by the way, get flat and stale even when unopened. The whole wheat crackers may actually be rancid. Even the critters didn’t eat them.
The things you learn. Tonight I learned how to tell which breaker tripped when I tried to run the microwave while the hot water heater and fridge were cycling. Trying desperately to read 25 year+ pencil writing and not finding the right breaker, I suddenly noticed the RED one. Do you think? Of course.
That’s more dealing with stuff on my own, I guess. Glad I found the red thing before I called Zogey. I’m going to eventually get someone in to help clean but I figure I should get the cupboards cleaned out first. There are some closets with stuff the folks bought from Sam’s Club that need to be gone through and emptied, also. Dad’s closet and stuff can wait. But once I have the cupboards mostly done – and I’ve started wiping down drips on the cupboards since Dad’s home worker was only here 2 hours every 2 weeks and details have been missed. But to get it really clean is going to take a lot of work.