Sunday, November 10, 2013
Gets dark early these days
The sun is just setting here. I went out for awhile because I like dusk, but there's a cold wind blowing so I came on back in.
There was a UPS package in a bag, tied to my gate when I got home. My mother sent me a big box of dried fruit. She lives in California, and there's nowhere better to find that. There's a Japanese fruit company near her that sells all kinds of dried exotic fruit. It comes in small bags, and I store them in large pails. Not only does the fruit taste really good, and provide some variety in my diet. It's a great source of vitamins and if need be could stave off scurvy.
Another thing I get from my mom is dehydrated soup. There' a brand called "Bear Creek" which is very good, but it costs about $6.00 a pack here. She gets a greater variety to choose from, and it only costs $3.00 out there. So she keeps an eye out for sales and when she finds that kind of thing at a good price she buys a lot of it and ships it down to us. She enjoys shopping for things like that. I suppose no matter how old you get, your mother still wants to send you things.