A Squash Shortage ?

Well, I was finally able to find a rental car this morning so that problem was taken care of. I did use Enterprise, the “we’ll pick you up’ people, but they weren’t sure how long it would take to get the car out to us, so about 11am I walked down to the office to see about getting a ride, And as luck would have it, the park owners, Tom and Kevin, were heading in to Houston for a meeting with the engineer for the RV park upgrades, and were happy to give me a ride.

By noon I was on my way back to the park to pick up Jan and head off for an afternoon of lunch and errands. And what’s better for lunch on a cold, rainy afternoon than a big bowl of Monterey’s Little Mexico Chicken Tortilla Soup. And chips. There had to be chips and salsa.

Next up I got to freeze my rear off standing in line outside the Honeybaked Ham store to pick up our Thanksgiving ham. Originally I was going to pick it up yesterday when the line would have been shorter, but that didn’t work out, so today’s the day.

And man, was it cold!  It was about 40° with a brisk wind that just cut right through you. And to think, last year I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt when I pick it up. But after about 30 minutes I  was finally inside the store and the counter was in sight.

Ten more minutes and $77 later I was back in the warm car where Jan had been waiting, waiting in the warm car.

I did mention she was waiting in the warm car while I stood out in the cold rain, didn’t I ?

After I warmed up and stopped shivering, we headed over to Kroger’s to pick up some Thanksgiving supplies, but once inside, our first stop was at the Starbuck’s for a Pumpkin Spice Latte for Jan, and a Cinnamon Dolce Latte for me. Anything to warm me up.

We found everything on our list except for the frozen squash for Jan’s World Famous Squash Casserole. We found the frozen broccoli, we found the frozen chopped onions, but no squash was to be had. Plenty of okra, spinach, green beans, black-eyed peas,and even edamame. But no squash

So heading back toward the rig, completely squashless, we decided to make a stop at another Kroger’s on the way, but once again no squash.

What’s up with that?

Somebody at Kroger’s forgot to order frozen squash? Was there a squash famine this year? Inquiring minds, and all that.

Getting home I made a call to Coach-Net to make an appointment to have my truck towed up to Brock’s Automotive tomorrow morning. Then Jan and I will head up to Brandi’s where Jan and Lowell’s mother Sonja, will help her cook for Thanksgiving.

And I’ll probably be out looking for squash.

Thought for the Day:

Cogito ergo sum. – Descartes

Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum. Cogito. – Ambrose Bierce



9 Responses

  1. Oh, no, no squash??? Costco was out of eggs last night–can you believe that???? They had an emergency order placed for delivery at noon yesterday but at 6pm it still hadn’t arrived.

  2. Greg,
    A while back I remember your saying you wanted to do an app but one of your ideas was taken. Is there an app like gas buddy for propane prices?

  3. sum quod sum -Popeye

  4. Fourth of July 1988 – I was on Oahu and there were no frozen peas to be found. They were all gone for folks to feed the fish. Fortunately a native and her daughter shared theirs with me. What fun!!!

  5. Heavy rains interfered with the pumpkin and squash harvest this year making canned and frozen pumpkin and squash in short supply… Some folks are using fresh butternut squash, by baking it in the oven and then using the meat in place of the canned or frozen stuff…

  6. Janna,

    My mother would say it’s a conspiracy.

  7. Jan,

    I’ll think about it. The only problem I can see is where the prices would come from.

    I know you can get propane prices from Pilot/Flying J’s website, but Gasbuddy depends a lot on user’s posting prices, and everyone buys fuel more than propane.

    I’ll look into it. Thanks for the idea.

  8. Lloyd,


    I was wondering if anyone still remembered Latin.

  9. Rod,

    Yeah, but there’s cans of pumpkin stacked up the ceiling in every store, but no squash.

    It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya, a conspiracy.

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