Friday, January 11, 2013

Cloudy with very light snow most of yesterday, the chill and frost in the air was gone and getting up to -12 was heaven, as most commented on in passing.

Alas a was feeling a little down in the dumps, a left over of the Hydro issues maybe, plus the deplorable state of the stores stocks. I don’t know why but it bothers me so, it is after all 2013, not 1983.

It has been a couple of weeks since the last shipment of perishables, weather and holidays playing a roll.
So I took the initiative and found out that the truck with the produce had arrived in Goose Bay that morning, a day late, and that the shipments for Nain would arrive early afternoon.

Made my way down the stores, as it turned out I should not have bothered. Not very good quality on most items, the cherry tomatoes had liquid in the bottom of the plastic containers for one. The tomatoes looked OK but for some reason the liquid was sloshing around the bottom.
Some of the green peppers and all of the zucchini were pitted and bruised as well. Some one needs to do a re check on how the goods are shipped into Goose Bay. I left the stores before all the supplies were out on the shelves.

Price of what I did buy seems reasonable: Celery for $2:99. Zucchini-small for 0.55.  Leeks for $2:29. Red pepper for $12:49 a Kg, bit high but they always are.

The end of the day was brightened up by a can of Hop City Barking Squirrel Lager, and a bowl of partridge soup. Great was to blow the blues away.

Pity I had just the one can, an Xmas present. The deep color and hop flavor is so good. So good in fact that part of the hop taste stayed it the system when downing a can of Molson Dry.

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