In better news, the new lid for my canner arrived today. Sent with an invoice that said 'No Charge' and a note of apology for any inconvenience. Wow! What great service! Now we just need to figure out what to do with the old lid. They didn't tell us to ship it back but I don't know what I'd do with it. V is going to email them tomorrow and ask them if they want us to return it so they can recycle it- melt it down and recast it.
I have calmed down a bit about the beef. I think I just wasn't expecting them to call quite so soon. For those who don't remember, we ordered a side of grass fed beef from a local Amish farmer at the last Winter Market in early December. I knew he was taking it to the processor the first week of January and that it would be ready mid month- I just hadn't made the connection that it is, in fact, mid January. Okay, I knew this intellectually, I'm not totally out of touch with reality, but the significance snuck up on me. I am excited to get the beef. It will mean many, many months of food security with V's job situation still up in the air. Right now we can easily afford it and have been saving the money for it, but with no work steady work in sight for V it will be great to have- almost better than money in the bank. I'm actually looking forward to figuring out what to do with some of the more uncommon cuts of meat we will be receiving. Ah, a food challenge!!!
So, all in all, today was odd but good. I had a day working at a job I enjoy then came home to my loving family, a warm house and good food. What more could I want?
Oh Yeah! The acreage with room to expand the homestead.