Ceiling fans and the Farmer’s Market

The electricians have been here getting things ready for our new kitchen. We also asked them to install new ceiling fans in our library room and our bedroom. Installing a fan in our bedroom is what’s called “saving our marriage.” Mike can’t have the air conditioner very low at night because it gives him a sore throat, but I sleep so much better when things are cool. In fact, we have decided that I basically never slept better than those winter months where our heat was broken. In the summer, this means I have to have a fan.

Our electrician is an old friend of my parents, someone who has known me since I was born. We asked him about installing overhead lights, and then went out and bought ceiling fans. “You bought fans?” he said. “Well, I don’t blame you.”

I looked at him sheepishly and said, “What can I say, I’m my father’s daughter.”

“Yes,” he said, “that’s exactly what Ray would have done.”

Today we went a little crazy at the Farmer’s Market. Ready?

2 green peppers for a total of $1.50
1 jalapeno for free
1 bag of pita bread for $2.00
2 sweet onions for $1.75
1 bag of green beans for $1.25
2 (big) bags of basil for a total of $5.00 (we’re making a lot of pesto and freezing it for winter)
2 summer pattypan squash for $2.00
2 German Johnson tomatoes (looooove) for $2.90
Total: $16.40

(My intention was not to tell you about the Farmer’s Market every week, for the record. Just when we bought something different or unusual. This week’s unusual offering is the pattypan squash.)

(Also, in fairness to Melissa, this week’s article in the Scenes of Summer series was about yard sales. She was not, however, featured.)

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