Saturday, September 29, 2012

This Weeks Deals

There weren't many. I got a 10 lb bag of potatoes for $2.99 which I will need to can if I have any jars left. If I was home for dinner I would use them just the way they are but I don't ask Michelle to peel potatoes for dinner. I am sure she could but I just don't want her to have to. I got a package of fresh mushrooms marked down to $ .99. I had two of them last week which I ended up dehydrating. This package will partially be used for supper tonight (marked down steak because we are so tired of pork now) and the rest will probably be dehydrated.
I also got two small packages of dehydrated oyster mushrooms marked down to $ .75 each. I have never tried any mushrooms besides normal button mushrooms and have seen several sites and videos on how easy oyster mushrooms were to grow so this was a chance to try them. I tested them out with lunch and they are quite nice so will have to look into growing them myself.
The best deal of the day was found at the flea market though. Yes, it is another lamp.
I think it looks a bit bigger than it really is in this picture. It is just a medium sized lamp. I could have bought 10 things on the table that had this lamp (he had a dehydrator for $5 and while I have two already, it was a  hard deal to pass up!) but funds and space made me just get the lamp. It was $2! I have 9 oil lamps now. Is that excessive? I guess, we'll see  how we feel about that the next time the power goes out for more than a day.

14 comments:

  1. What a great deal on the lamp! That's the one thing I don't think you can have to many of.

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  2. great deal on lamp! and i too believe that you cannot have too many lamps..make sure you have lots and lots of wicks put by..they are cheaper than candles and last a lot longer too. i bought and have used a dehydrator this summer and thinking about getting the extra trays and screens for it. it has really come in handy for drying those small hands full of this and that especially.

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  3. Not excessive at all! I love oil lamps and snatch them up whenever I see them. What did you end up paying for it?

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    1. I can't believe I forgot to put that in! It was $2. I will have to edit.

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  4. I love oil lamps and when there is no electric they are most handy!

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    1. My son used to complain about the smell if it ran for too long. I believe he was just more sensitive to the smell as it doesn't bother me any.

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  5. It seems the deals surface most when funds are the lowest! I wonder if you can burn fry-oil in a kerosene lamp, or if it would smoke too much?

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  6. Always Gorges, but I guess if you don't have the funds, you just weren't meant to have it or didn't really need it. I have no idea if you can burn regular food oil in them though I wouldn't be surprised. I keep have a couple of bottles of lamp oil stored and need to get more. I don't keep the lamps full for fear of fire. I believe the oil is safer in the plastic bottles they come in than in the oil lamps (several of the sit on the entertainment center) though a few of mine have oil in them.

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  7. I don't know Becky, I think you may be a lampaholic! :-)

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    1. LOL, I can think of worse things to be :)

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  8. I only had one that I had since 1979 and Hurricane Fredrick. So it came with us on our move and we had barely gotten settled here and I dropped it and broke it. I was just sick. Now I'm on the lookout for another one at a yard sale. They are really nice when the power goes out.

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    1. We always had just one on NH but I have been collecting them up over the years. I believe I would lover to find a Hurricane lamp!

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    2. those hurricane lamps can burn veg. oil/olive oil...check out lehmans catalog- they sell lamps made from jars and wine bottles and wicks made for other oils etc... hey, in an emergency if ya dont have a pretty lamp, you can use just about anything..

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  9. Hi Becky I to love them. I dont have as many as you.

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