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September 29th, 2011 at 06:20 pm

I only wish it was a financial windfall, but it's apples. DD had the day off school, so we went apple picking with friends. We picked 1/2 bushel, but I was stunned at the number of windfalls, and had to restrain myself from correcting other people's children who saw an apple with the smallest of spots and promptly threw it (usually at a wayward sibling). We also bought a load of windfall to turn into pie and sauce and crisp and other delights.

Part III of Paycheck Drama: I e-mailed the payroll employee to whom I was directed yesterday. This was my second e-mail to her without any response. Today I got an out-of-office message, so called the office's general number. No answer, just voice mail. I left a polite but insistent message about my $700. No response by the end of the day.

I've made some decisions about home projects. We have plenty that need doing, but I'm putting off everything until our emergency fund is back to acceptable levels. That will be at soonest-- spring. Everything. Well, perhaps DD's room painting can happen.

6 Responses to “Windfalls”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    just curious, what varieties of apple are native to your locale?

    Washington state has a stinkload o' apples, usually Gala, Pink Lady, Gravenstein, Granny Smith, Jazz, Fuji...

  2. CB in the City Says:

    MMMmmm, I love apple crisp. I must be hungry.

  3. laura Says:


    Nothing worse than waiting for money that is yours!

    I'm getting impatient about $140 which I put on my credit card for Cub Scout items.

    Mmm ... I have an easy recipe for apple pancakes which I think I'll make tomorrow!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Yummm. Apples. Paulette: I'm really a Minnesotan stuck here in Cheeseland, so my favorite apple is Haralson. It's a University of Minnesota apple as is the ever-popular Honeycrisp, which I also like. No Haralsons to be found this far south in WI. But yesterday we picked 20oz Pippins (enormous!), Sparta, Cortland, Ozark Gold, and Gala, and some other beautiful gold variety which reminded me of that Cezanne apple painting. They were breathtaking. I'll see if I can figure out what kind they were. Maybe I'll take a Cezanney photo.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, I adore Pippins, but I can never find them here. Honeycrisp they grow here now but are very expensive.

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    Honeycrisp are my favorite!

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