Taking stock of the first quarter 2022

Taking stock of the first quarter 2022
To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Hi, it's Jon, Deb's one-man dedicated support team. With first quarter of 2022 behind us, it's a great time to take stock of the things that have happened both in the Sunny Bungalow and in our lives.


We’re always so happy to see our returning regulars, as well as many new future-regulars, especially from our new friends on Telegram. We can't thank you enough for the shout out, JP. 

The recently added Colloidal Silver bar has been a huge hit, while Lavender Honey, Dead Sea Mud, and Cracklin Birch still topping the charts. 


Lexi and Soba

Our sweet new chihuahua has acclimated and taken over the entire house, while her new siblings have finally welcomed her. 

Lexi, named by the breeder after the character Alexis from the TV show Schitt's Creek (coincidentally one of our favorite shows) is the white one. If you've ever seen that TV show, she acts just like Alexis.

She's related by blood to one of our other Chis, Soba Noodle (I forget the relationship - I think Soba is her aunt). Bodhi, who we've had for over 10 years and is getting a little crabby in her old age, tolerates them.


The only thing more brutal this winter was the heating bill. As a result we decided to have a pair of fuel efficient fireplace inserts installed in our upstairs and downstairs fireplaces. Some of it is custom work, so it won't be installed until the summer, but with warm weather here, there's no rush.

We also decided it was time to replace the electric cooktop. I know, very exciting, right? The old one was ok, but it's long past its prime, especially with the amount we use it. Once it's in I'll post pictures, and rave about the hidden features of having a downdraft vent.


Vanilla jars

The first batch of home made vanilla was a huge success! So much so that we started a second batch in anticipation of future use. This is something we definitely don't want to run out of.

We found a new local source for raw milk and locally-grown grass fed beef. The garage freezer is stocked with months worth now. We also started getting into milling our own wheat berries, with pretty decent success at some home made whole wheat breads.

Personal Notes

Deb continues to work full time doing administrative work at the hospital, while I retired from AT&T after a quarter century (yikes!) to focus on my ever-growing consulting work, Sunny Bungalow, misc other projects, and work around the house. 

I like the idea of having quarterly updates. Now that I have more time I'll be able to post here more, at the very least quarterly, but with any luck monthly or even weekly. 

Best wishes to everyone for in 2022.

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