Because I am so darn anxious to harvest things out of my garden - or, more likely, I am so anxious to beat the chipmunks/slugs/snails/rabbits/Japanese beetles/etc. to the harvest - I was out last night cutting onion greens. Then I trotted inside and sliced them thinly and put them in the dehydrator. This morning I had one quart of nice dried 'green' onions. Woot! I also poured my leftover gazpacho into ice cube trays and froze that - it's my own Bloody Mary invention: tall glass, gazpacho ice cubes, shot (or so) of vodka. Bingo!
Earlier this week, I discovered that my drivers' side headlight was out. I hate it when car-type things go wrong, because I know bumkus when it comes to cars. And I swear that headlights don't last as long as they used to. I hardly do any nighttime driving now, but I usually drive with my headlights on, day or night, because of the safety factor. It would be just my luck to zip past a trooper who had a quota to fill. Or an ax to grind. Yesterday, I had my lights on when I pulled into the parking garage at my office building. The building superintendent came out of the interior door and yelled, "Hey, your left headlight is out!" Sighing loudly in my best helpless-girl manner, I told him I knew that it was and I was going to have it fixed when I got my oil changed. In three weeks. Then I flounced off to my office. An hour later, he came up and told me to stop at an auto parts store and get two replacement bulbs and bring them with me to work. This morning, both of us bending over the open chasm of what is my car engine, he showed me how to change the bulbs. I feel emancipated! I feel in charge! I love it!!!! And it cost one half of what it would have cost me to have ONE headlight changed at the shop. Frugality - it's a wunnerful thing. And, hey! Knowledge IS power! Right on! (Where's my tie-dyed stuff - I'm getting my groove back.)