J. and I did venture out for a short time this weekend, as we had some errands that just couldn't wait: an appointment to get the Jeep serviced and he needed help getting all the dogs to the groomers for their Christmas haircut. (You know, if you have to say "all the dogs", maybe you have too many? Nah....)
Saturday morning brought a heavy, dangerous fog to Kansas City. Here's a picture of the on-ramp to major interstate I-70. Cars were disappearing completely about 5 feet into that mess. I was pretty scared about driving in it.
While we were out braving the weather, we did pickup some pretty good freebies with coupons:
- 8 pairs of Timberland boot socks for FREE from Gordman's (retail value $60!)
- 2 big canisters of Maxwell House coffee for $2.49 from CVS
- a bag of ground coffee FREE from World Market
- 4 bags of holiday Hershey's candy for FREE from CVS
- 3 Hallmark Christmas cards for FREE from CVS (for the girls at work!)
- a gallon of milk for just $2.00 from CVS
- $112 in chicken feed for $67 from Tractor Supply
- $200 in gift cards for our favorite restaurants for $140 from Target (great stocking stuffers!)
The retailers are giving away stuff left and right this year in an effort to get shoppers in the stores. Pretty darn sad. These people that say our economy is getting better aren't living in the same world that we are. I am grateful, however, that these deals allow us to save some money.
Last night brought bitter 16-degree cold to the farm, and J. was kind enough to rig up the brooder light in the main coop. Thank goodness I have such a good man. When I checked this morning, it was a balmy 32 degrees in there, so the girls should have been pretty comfy. And Henrietta has her own heater with a fan. I worried about them all night - sleeping was just a dream with all this snot in my nose. (Again, yum!)
Well, I hope you'll excuse me now as the sofa and some hot chocolate is calling my name. I may be sick, but there's no such thing as too sick for chocolate.
If you don't hear from me in another 5 days, send a HazMat crew my way, would ya?