Sunday morning. Before dawn there was a lot of fog or low clouds. It was a bit cold so I built a fire in the fireplace before my wife got up. She likes to wrap up in a blanket on the couch and watch tv, which is what she's doing while I do this post.
The ferrets have discovered a "jumbo pack" of paper towels from yesterdays shopping. It was supposed to go to the barn for storage, but since they have kindly opened the package for me I guess I'll just keep it in the house and use it.
Ferrets are not supposed to eat cheese, since it can cause them digestive troubles. My wife discovered years ago, though, that they can eat string cheese in small portions and really love it. Spike and Jet are clustered near the couch, getting ready to eat some cheese she put down for them.
Here's the general store over across the border in North Carolina. They had been picked pretty clean and their inventory was down. Only about a third of the normal complement of weapons at the gun counter, and very little ammunition. This is deer season, and they mostly sell deer rifles at this time of year, so that may account for it.
Among other things, the people who run the general store also have a realty license and they can conduct the classes North Carolina requires prior to the issuance of a concealed carry permit. North Carolina and Georgia have reciprocal agreements, meaning we recognize each other's permits. Right now, I can drive from Georgia all the way to Idaho without ever venturing into a state that does not recognize my Georgia concealed carry license.
After winding our way through the mountains and along the river on a very narrow road, we got to the town where the Grocery Outlet store is located. You never know what they will have, and it's never the same goods two visits in a row, but we find a great deal of good food here at very low prices.
This is a no frills outfit. The merchandise is just stacked up on pallets for the most part, although they do have locally produced fruit and vegetables in season. They carry everything you need for long term food storage, though. There are also good prices on cheese, and fresh meat.
They actually have a pretty good selection of products, and most of them are name brand. You pay as little as 20% of what you would at a normal grocery store on some items.
All in all , we had a very good day and enjoyed getting out. Don't know what we will do the rest of today, maybe just stay home and relax.