Had Sears quote on the replacement furnace this afternoon, and met Kim. She's keen to eat grass-fed meat and bought some chicken wings, and I gave her a large soup bone with meat. Hope she and her daughter enjoy it.
Then later Eric and his boys, Sage and Nolan dropped by for some goodies and to look at the furnace. They love my yoghurt, took a roast and I filled a small jar of Claasen knock-off pickles for them too.
Brined the chickens this morning after doing morning chores, and the mext lot of yoghurt draining and made baked potatoes with a cream cheesy mushroom sauce, peas and cubed carrots and salad for lunch. Turned out rather well, amazing what you can make when you discover the sour cream is growing ;). Used the mushroom seasoning I made. I think Yukon Gold potatoes are the bestest potatoes ever.
A bit of sticker shock on new furnaces though. Looked them up on-line so thought I had a ball-park idea in what we were in for. But going from the cost of a replacement furnace, to adding a condensor, new duct-work, permits, labour - and even with the 3 rebates totalling $650 it still comes in at around $3,500. And that's just the first quote.
Prayers for my friend Joan who had another cancer operation today. Think it was scheduled for 6 hours. Wow. Hope the guy got it all.