Sunday, June 6, 2010

Yet Another Reason I Coupon...

Well, we've had storms. Tornado warnings, possible touchdowns, MAJOR lightening, trees uprooted, cement sidewalks obliterated, you name it, its in Licking County somewhere. We've also had major power outages.

Now, to clarify, for those of you who may be wondering, I live in town. On a major street. A street that is too busy to let my kids ride bikes in the driveway...

We completely lost power on Friday at around 5 pm (we had flickers before that though.) We just got power back (Sunday) this morning around 6 am. We lost about 5 grocery bags full of food. (However, our deep freezer stayed frozen!)

I was slighly stressed about pitching food, when my dear husband held up some thawed food and said, "How much did you pay for this?" I breathed a sigh of relief when I realized the answer was .25! I probably threw away a hundred dollars of food, but knowing the way I shop, probably paid only $20-30 for it!!! That, in itself, made me feel soooo much better.

I was also able to go to my stockpile and replace all condiments except mayo. Yes, we now have a fully stocked fridge of mustard, ketchup, relish, salad dressings, and the like. That also felt really good.

I am not stressed anymore about the wasted food. I know that I can replace it for pennies on the dollar. AND, we have MORE THAN ENOUGH in the stockpile to feed us for a few weeks.

Now I am stressed about the hail damage that the siding (and our cars) received, but that, my friends, is a whole 'nother story!

1 comment:

  1. How do we live in the same town? We got NONE of that yucky weather or hail or tree problems or anything! WOW!