Life Interrupted

Today we looked at a furnished apartment in Omaha.  We will be living in Omaha for a month while Adam works on a family property.  It will be an interesting experience for us as a family.  I was very much looking forward to it until I saw the apartment.  I guess it’s never good to have expectations.  We are having to pay a large amount for what we’re getting when other apartments at that cost were definitely in the “luxury” bracket.  I don’t need luxury and didn’t really want it, I just don’t want to pay that much money for something that is clearly lacking.  A lesson in gratefulness I suppose when our other option was being tied to strings we don’t want to be tied to and having to owe a debt we can’t repay.  I cannot go into anymore detail then that.

So now for the next few days I have to pack up everything that isn’t furnished in the apartment.  I swear I saw no pots and pans, just a few unused pyrex dishes still wrapped up, some baking sheets, a can opener, a wine opener, and maybe a plastic whisk.  We do at least have service for 4, but now that I think about it I don’t remember seeing silverware.  Hmm…I should have scrounged some more.

lecruesetCall me picky but this means I have to bring my beloved red dutch oven (it’s a Le Creuset I scrimped and scrounged to buy and used birthday and Christmas money for), probably at least one wooden spoon (I am a sucker for the old fashioned, I love my wood), I don’t remember seeing potholders, I wish it wasn’t too much to bring my Kitchen Aid mixer (yet another present), and finally a few of my stainless steel pots and pans.  I cook enough I don’t figure it’s worth being super cheap with my items, honestly most of them have been presents as birthday and Christmas combined.  I can’t argue with a well-used piece of kitchen machinery.

My big job while in Omaha is cooking, that’s it.  I am hoping to catch up on some writing, but I don’t know what life will be like while we are there.  I plan on making some saurkraut and beet kvass while in town.  I hope to have a few friends and family members over to our cheaply furnished, yet spacious apartment for dinner.  I will visit Whole Foods and be much in love with that.   My kombucha will have to stay at home happily fermenting away and hopefully I can pick some up when I head back every Monday.  We will luckily get to home for about a day and a half each week.  Not much, but it’s looking like I will very much enjoy that.  I don’t relish doing laundry from a coin machine again.

Call me spoiled I guess, but my life is about to be interrupted!


  1. Jessica Says:

    Ooo I can’t wait to hang out with you guys! It will be so fun, cheap apt or not! We have one too! LOL! and you have to come visit Bill. We need to hang out too since you picked the perfect month to come visit. We can forage around Whole Foods together! During the week I work mostly nights so it will be easy to get together! Hope you’re feeling better physically.

  2. S. E. Clark Says:

    When are your farmer’s markets out there and do you visit them much? I think I’d like to visit some to buy a few things! I have to be careful about buying too much, but I will have to make food for the 3 of us and any workers Adam has with him.

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