Not much to post tonight.
Except it is our anniversary.
Same number as the super bowl!
|More than 25 kinds of apples|
SOME of the Melons.
Notice the entire back wall area is varieties of oranges and tangerines.
Bananas: Perfectly ripe, or very green.
The Organic ones were in a different part of the store.
Part of the pepper selection.
AND The prices are less than a regular store's!
These are all mushrooms!
We were disappointed to find the Morel bin empty, But we did get some dried.
In the tropical fruit area there were the usual than pineapple, mangos and papayas of many different varieties, and many exotic fruits that you don't usually see at Safeway.
I've written about the Dragon Fruit and Chimoya we bought that day.
The fruit in the picture above is called a Buddha's Hand.
According to the web it is not for eating, but is used for decor and fragrance.
In some stores you might find a sad little box of fruit or vegetables that are a bit to old to sell at full price, but not quite ready for the trash bin.
At the Berkeley Bowl there is a large stand full of bags of ripe, but still very nice produce. There was a crowd around it filling their baskets with bargains. The bald guy in the back looks like a University Professor to me!
The above pictures are only a small part of the produce section of the store. There are huge selections of salad greens, potatoes, root vegetables, herbs, and of course a large Organic selection.
Many stores are offering Bulk foods these days.
This is one side of the Bulk Foods area,
This is the other.
You will have to come yourselves to discover the rest of the store. Meats, seafood, deli, cheeses, breads, and even mundane things like canned goods and laundry supplies.
For us it's worth the 122 mile round trip.
Not every week. But worth the drive every couple of months. It's one place we will miss when we leave this part of the country that for sure!
Was (or still is) there a special store in your home town?
|facing pocket door to kitchen|
|Two closets to the right of kitchen door|
|Round the corner (two more doors, one to the Master Bedroom and one to the Bathroom)|
Going from the hall into the living room
The wall above the six large windows. The highest point here is twelve feet.
And finally, the door way into the dinning room and another pocket door entrance into the kitchen.
It is presently a cold white. The new color is taken from the fireplace stone. It is very close to white, but hints a bit of golden pinkish glow.
At least I don't have to do the ceiling!
The drapery is another depressing problem. It is very old, dirty, ripped in one place, and has some water stains. When we moved in here I couldn't quite afford to buy new drapes, so I had these relined. By now, they would fall apart if they were cleaned! I had Coit do them a few years back. They don't take them down, and just steam them where they hang. But they still looked pretty bad after that.
Several years ago I got an estimate for replacing them plus the ones in the dining room with similar custom treatments.
The estimate was close to $10,000! Since I was already starting to think about selling the house, I said "no way" to that. I knew by the time we got the house on the market they would no longer be new, and I just couldn't spend that much.
A few weeks ago I went to JC Penny's and found some drapes that might work for a lot less! The current ones are 96" long, and the maximum length on ready mades is 95".
We can use the current rods and be a bit short, or move the rods down one inch!
I should be able to do the job for less than two thousand. They may not be the high end fabric, but they will be clean.
But I have decided to wait until the house goes on the market to get new drapery. I want the realtors input.
I think I can mend the ripped place so it is less noticeable.
Having this type of drapery in this room is essential. We draw them to keep out the sun in the summer daytime, and the cold in the winter night. They also are important to the acoustical nature of the room.
|A Dragon Fruit|
|Not the actual one he bought, but the wine bottle implies the size!|
|Glacier National Park|