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Old 10-04-2013, 03:45 PM   #11
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Hi there Hoot!
Trying to post from my mobile, need binoculars to see what I'm doing lol! It's likÉ doing brain surgery through a key hole! Still no internet :( hope you are all well!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #12
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Hi there Hoot!
Trying to post from my mobile, need binoculars to see what I'm doing lol! It's likÉ doing brain surgery through a key hole! Still no internet :( hope you are all well!
Yep, doin' well. Although my beard has shrunk.
Glad to hear from you!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #13
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Yep, doin' well. Although my beard has shrunk.
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. Looks better :)! Will try and figure out an easier way to post from my phone. Miss you all terribly! "Throwing tantrum!" Lol!
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #14
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Every time I tell my husband I am going grocery shopping he gives me a list of more food to buy and I cringe because we have so much food already.
Ah ha! Here's the problem. Don't tell him!
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #15
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I would never complain about too much food! Not having enough is something to complain about. Just give it to someone that needs it.
Snippers! How are you?
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #16
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. Looks better :)! Will try and figure out an easier way to post from my phone. Miss you all terribly! "Throwing tantrum!" Lol!
Hiya Snip! Welcome back! How goes the business?
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #17
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Hi Snip! You will get used to the microscopic phone....I use mine almost exclusively here on DC and I think a few others do too! Glad to seeya!
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:01 AM   #18
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I would never complain about too much food! Not having enough is something to complain about. Just give it to someone that needs it.
That's a Snip I see! Been missing you!
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:27 AM   #19
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Hello, Snip! It looks as if many people are very happy to see you! This is so nice.

We do not have a very large amount of food in our home. But we do have a whole-house generator which works on the natural gas line. In the case of a power outage problem, it turns on after 8 minutes of no electrical power. And we do not lose food due to the absence of power.

Many people hoard food for bad times. This is not a bad thing. If you think perhaps there is too much, perhaps donating the food is the good idea.

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Old 10-05-2013, 06:02 AM   #20
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it may or may not be of help, but there's a couple questions first:

are you storing food for emergencies / bad weather / zombie attacks?
if so, you need a seriously more rigorous approach
(not addressed here.....)

presuming not, I solved the problem "mechanically" by building "one deep" shelving for non-perishables (cans/jars/etc)
nothing can hide. everything is side by side - everything is visible. not so much as spice jar can "fit" / hide behind anything else.
it is "organized" by types of stuff, so I can with just minor effort scan for soups, broths, tomato/stewed/paste/sauce, olives, pickles, canned salmon/tuna, canned clams, deviled ham (ssssssshhh, a weakness... don't tell.....) pasta/spag/elbows/spirals/ling/fett/etc, pepper corns, olive oil, vinegars, salad dressings . . .
get the drift?

the problem to this approach is: takes some custom woodworking and a lot of wall space.
but, it's highly effective.
What a great idea. Sadly I haven't got stairs in this house so no cupboard under them. I do have cupboards in the garage but it's a life time's occupation to de-spider them before extracting the goods I want to replenish the indoor cupboards. However, I've recently discovered that if you spray the stuff they sell for de-fleaing cats, on the cupboard surfaces it leaves a sort of lacquer that deters (and kills) spiders. (I only store canned stuff, sealed jars, Lock and Lock containers and cleaning materials in there so no danger of contamination.

In a previous house I had a proper cellar with stone floors and a marble slab for keeping things cool. It had shelves covering the walls and when I moved in (in 1983) I found ancient tins of meat, salmon, fruit, milk, etc., which the previous occupant had squirrelled away in 1938/39 when the 2nd world war was clearly imminent. Now THAT was hoarding!!!!
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