Sunday, September 28, 2008

Day 5

I am having this delicious juice right now. It's exactly what I wanted for a break from sweet. It's tomatoes, celery, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic with a little salt and cumin. Mmm I love Mexican food and this is my substitute. I don't think there is any way to juice avocado though. It's a pity. The tomatoes and jalapenos are from our garden too.

I feel good. A little tired off and on. But still light and full of energy most of the time.

I had really wanted to go to the Dekalb Farmer's Market today after Liturgy but can't. We can't even make it to Liturgy. We have no gas. Well we have some but only enough to get around to places immediate to us. When my Dad picked us up at the airport last Monday he had to siphon gas out of his boat and added a little ethanol to it and put that in our van. It sounds like our town is one of the worst affected from gas shortages in our area. There is one gas station in town open right now and the line is backed up down the highway. Each day someone else has a little gas and they sell out in a few hours.

David get's to work because he drives a different car to and from work and people are supposed to return the tank full when they return a car. Lately they have had some people not returning it full and not bothered by the idea that they will be charged $5.50 a gallon to refill it. Why not? That's only a dollar more a gallon than the going rate right now in our town and they don't have to hunt down a gas station and wait in line to fill it either. No, David had to do that Saturday morning so someone would even be able to rent one of the cars. It just hard to believe that when David moved here about 10 years ago that gas was UNDER a dollar a gallon!

So I guess we are lazy. Neither of us has any interest in him going out and spending the morning waiting in line for gas hoping to get some. We will refill the van when it gets easier. In the meantime he can get to and from work. My Dad has a job down in Atlanta right now so he can fill up his own tank down there when he goes. And he is going right by the Dekalb Farmer's Market and I can give him our grocery list and he can get some stuff this week. Here come the bushel of apples and 25 lb bag of juicing carrots! It's the cheapest place to buy any of this stuff. The problem is there is no where to really store large bags and boxes of bulk food. I have a 50 lb bag of potatoes and a 50 lb bag of onions on the kitchen floor right now, right next to a 6 gallon bucket of brown rice.

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