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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7672466
09/16/22 04:55 AM
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No breakfast, usually, during the week. Sometimes I'll make some muffins for breakfast during the week. Lunch is almost always a sandwich I pack with me to work. I am one of just a few that packs a lunch. Most of my coworkers eat take out for lunch every day. I come home and make supper most days. Usually once every 2 weeks I'll bring home fast food for supper.

Weekends I usually eat breakfast... might be eggs, oatmeal, english muffin with cream cheese, cinnamon roll... anything really. Lunch is still usually a sandwich.


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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7672485
09/16/22 05:30 AM
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Breakfast every morning about 6:00, it's the most important meal of the day don't you know? grin

My usual breakfast is a mushroom/cheese omelet using fresh eggs from our chickens and cooked in my eighty-year-old Griswald Iron Mountain #8 skillet.


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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7672532
09/16/22 06:47 AM
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It sounds like a lot of folks on here do real good for themselves. Many don't and can't appreciate our lives and our life skills.

It appears many eat good and put up good food like we learned.

I am the cook and designated home maker in our home. Sorta of a roll reversal here the last 9 years. The wife is an invalid now so she is not able to function.

Up at 5-5:30 most days sometimes earlier. Clean the house up a bit, make the wife a fruit dish. Some canned fresh peaches, blueberries some whipped cream and few Maraschino cherries on top. Eggs bacon, toast and sliced fresh garden tomatoes for her once she has finished her fruit bowl.

I never used to eat breakfast for many years. Always got up and got going right away. I would take sandwiches and a couple drinks with me. Then I would eat on the road while checking ADC jobs or traps.

I laid out 7# or so of ground venison the nite before and made 4 venison meat loaves. Will eat that for a couple days with some home grown green beans on the side with some mashed garden potatoes.and gravy.

Here are 3 of the 4 meat loaves. Already had one cut up for dinner and put the other half in the fridge. I vacuum sealed all the other halves for other meals or sandwiches this fall or winter.

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Going to clean / blanch and vacuum seal 1/2 bushel of green beans tomorrow for the freezer. The last batch for the season it appears. Dang deer helped themselves to a mess of them a few days ago. Buggers Got thru the electric fence some how and broke a post off.

Headed to the shop for grinding G -hog glands, check our gland inventory for what may need attention. Stirring, grinding again or stopping the aging on those that have reached their peak. Bottle 15-20 gal of bait for the coming season.Check buckets for flies/eggs or larvae.

Mowed 4 acres around the property. Grass still growing, grrr...

Just another day.

Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7672669
09/16/22 11:10 AM
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Up at 6. Switch on 12 volt light. Unplug freezer and refrigerator. Turn on inverter. Pour cup of yesterdays luke warm coffee. Fill coffee pot and put on stove. Start fire in wood stove to warm house. Relax in front of computer. make coffee and have fresh coffee. Wake wife in warm house and give fresh cup of coffee in bed. Walk out to Generator shed and pour gas in generator and start generator and throw breaker for house. Haul more firewood in house on way back. Plug in freezer and refrigerator. Sit down to relax at computer. Internut down. Phone rings. Nobody can hear me. Go to back porch where I get 1 bar and call back and stand in cold outside talking on phone. Generator dies. Unplug refrigerator and freezer. Go back and fix generators issue or switch to other generator. Come back to house and plug in freezer and refrigerator. Drink more coffee and relax.


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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7672680
09/16/22 11:33 AM
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Day in the life of a college athlete at an engineering school (during heck semester)

0530 - Wake up get dressed rush out the door no breakfast
0600 - Conditioning/ Lift
0730 - Quick shower and change, chug protein shake enrute to class
0800 - Geotechnical Engineering 1
0900 - Structural Theory (work on film review)
1000 - Mechanics of Materials (finish last nights film review)
1100 - Calculus 3
1200 - Head over to mess hall for lunch
1300 - Geotech Lab (2-3 hours of experiments)
1530 - Position Meeting with Offensive Line (Film Review)
1630 - Make way down to locker room to gear up for practice
1700 - Fully geared up on field 30 mins before practice for "non-mandatory" pre practice.
1930 - Practice ends (O - line extra conditioning for missed assignments or bad snaps)
2000 - Made it home start up dinner, quick shower
2045 - Clean up dinner and start on homework and self film review
2345 - Push off excess homework and film review till tomorrow because I'm exhausted
2400 - Hopefully fall asleep quick

Last edited by ModernDayBoone; 09/16/22 11:34 AM.

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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7672696
09/16/22 11:53 AM
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Broke lol. We are in the “struggle” part of my career. Sucks now but worth it later type of deal.

Yesterday was an oddball day. Up at 4:00 am, make a cup of coffee, no breakfast, wake up 3 year old and get her dressed, stick 4month old in car seat, drive 2.5 hours to Reno. 3 year old got put under to have $5k worth of dental work done (but don’t worry, insurance is gonna pay $1,500 of that lol) drive loopy 3 year old and baby 2.5 hours, home around noon. Do some laundry, take 15 minute nap. Get a call at 3:30pm that a stop sign has been hit, high priority so I go in to work to fix it. Get home at 5, grab some eggs and head to my dads house for homemade chili and jalapeño cornbread. Head home, in bed at 8:30.

Normal day monday-Thursday, up at 4:45, make coffee, no breakfast, make lunch out of whatever leftovers the fridge has to offer that day. At work by 5:30, BS with boss till shift starts at 6. Take lunch whenever we can fit it in to the day. Go home at 4:30, cook dinner with whatever we have on hand. Take oldest boy to soccer practice. Bathe kids, brush toddlers teeth and hair. Shower, watch a little tv. In bed by 8:30 (hopefully) sprinkle in a generous amount of diaper changes and everything else that goes with having a toddler and an infant, and repeat. Our saving grace is that our 3 oldest are pretty much self sufficient as far as doin their own laundry, dishes, etc.

Fri-sun, sleep in as long as the little ones allow, make breakfast for everyone. Do whatever chores fell behind through the the week. Eat some lunch, usually leftovers. Putter around the house and watch tv. Take care of various plants. Go help my mom and dad with whatever projects they have going on. Sometimes go to a nearby canyon and hike, or go to a pond down the road and fish. Make dinner, in bed by 9.


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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7672706
09/16/22 12:01 PM
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this morning breakfast

a few strips of bacon the cheap fatty stuff that was 2 for 5 on clearance it's ok I am using it mostly for fat

swiss chard , green pepper , zucchini and cabbage sauté that up with a little butter and some garlic


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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7673498
09/17/22 02:39 PM
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Usually up by 10;00 or so.
Domino's pizza should be delivered by noon, so should be dressed by then
1:00, time to get something done. Maybe a little mowing, or shoveling
4;00 No sense in killing myself. A short nap is in order.

Well, you get the idea. That is part of my half-baked plan for retirement, if I ever get around to it.


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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7673502
09/17/22 02:53 PM
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My suggestion is take good care of yourself and develop good eating habits when you are young I was always very active into my 40
s & 50's And I tried to eat healthy and maintain a good weight . People would often say I was too thin As I got older I found that if I was not careful about how much and what I ate I would gain weight because I was not as active .And I also learned how quickly that would happen And it is alot harder to lose weight than gain it .It does not always turn out that you will not have health problems by taking good care of yourself when you are younger But your physical body can only take so much neglect until it starts to have problems

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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: T-Rex] #7673537
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Originally Posted by T-Rex
Usually up by 10;00 or so.
Domino's pizza should be delivered by noon, so should be dressed by then
1:00, time to get something done. Maybe a little mowing, or shoveling
4;00 No sense in killing myself. A short nap is in order.

Well, you get the idea. That is part of my half-baked plan for retirement, if I ever get around to it.

I like your style. You be livin large!

Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7673562
09/17/22 05:02 PM
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Decided to redact my reply
Don't want prying eyes to find out my schedule




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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: T-Rex] #7673564
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Originally Posted by T-Rex
Usually up by 10;00 or so.
Domino's pizza should be delivered by noon, so should be dressed by then
1:00, time to get something done. Maybe a little mowing, or shoveling
4;00 No sense in killing myself. A short nap is in order.

Well, you get the idea. That is part of my half-baked plan for retirement, if I ever get around to it.

So you watched my weight loss video? laugh

Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7673601
09/17/22 06:29 PM
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My typical workday looks like this:

Wake up at 4:00 am. Drink 2 cups of coffee, get dressed, pack lunch.
Leave for work at 5:15
Work, 6-3.
Usually have to stop at a store so get home around 4:30
Relax for about an hour
Make supper
Shower
1 hour of TV
Try to be in bed by 10.


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Re: Frugal or Broke? [Re: trapperkeck] #7673959
09/18/22 10:46 AM
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Well I am a spoiled man. I get up when I feel like it. My wife cooks me a big breakfast. Chore around the place or go hunting or fishing. My bride feeds me a big lunch. All of our meals are something we grew or killed or caught. She has a big garden a vineyard and a big orchard. 3or 4 beers in the evening sitting around enjoying her company is my supper. ,She used to cook a big supper everyday also but I finally told her to stop before I weighed 300lbs.


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