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2008 July 11 » Philoxenos

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The wonders of the fridge in the garage full of drinks AKA The Beer Fridge

11th July 2008

The wonders of the fridge in the garage full of drinks AKA The Beer Fridge

In NZ it seems (from my eight years of limited experience) that it is not uncommon for folks to have an extra smaller refrigerator which they keep stocked with drinks, mostly beer. NZers seem to really like their beer. A lot. It also provides extra freezer space which comes in handy.

My parents have a beer fridge. It technically contains nothing alcoholic but it is usually packed with at least four different kinds of soda and bottles of water. Handsome and I always refer to it as the beer fridge because we both know what that means - it’s just the fridge in the garage. We rarely buy soda at home, but we’re happy to drink what my parents buy. Apparently the mooching doesn’t stop when you turn 21.

Anyway, this morning the kids and I dropped off Handsome at work and we went to mom’s house to swim. It was 112 degrees yesterday and I was still hot so I thought a swim would feel good, before the sun seared my skin off.

After our swim I was getting the kids into the car to go home and I snagged a root beer out of the beer fridge (see, it IS a beer fridge!) and brought it home. Earlier this afternoon I was starting to really drag. I needed to have some lunch so I opened the fridge and, lo and behold, what was staring back at me? An ice-cold A&W root beer!! HALLELUJAH!

God is so good. All the time, God is good.

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11th July 2008

growing like weeds

apparently my children either didn’t eat enough breakfast (and my three Weetbix kids definitely eat enough breakfast!) or they’re growing. I’m going to go with the growing.

We just finished lunch and I’m down a half a loaf of bread. My 4.5 year old and my nearly 3 year old both ate two peanut butter and jam sandwiches and a cheese rollup (melted cheese rolled up in tortilla) and the 3 year old also ate a nectarine. And Little Boy also ate a sandwich so we just used ten slices of bread. That’s half a loaf.

Fortunately I have discovered the wonders of the bread outlet so I’m now getting bread about 50-75% off the grocery store prices. But because we use so much bread when we do use it, I like to use tortillas as much as possible. The kids love them. No crusts to cut off. I can store 30 tortillas in just a few inches of space, whereas two loaves of bread take up much more space in the freezer.

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