Sunday, July 14, 2013
Well, the bad news is that Hercule's bucket, my good cast iron skillet, the paddle and whisk for my Kitchen-Aid mixer, and all the blades for my Cuisinart food processor/blender are lost to history. The good news is that all knives are present and accounted for, I still have my grandmother's small cast-iron skillet, found my mandoline so the food processor isn't critical, and my excellent electronic food scale is fully operational and sitting on the counter.
The best news is that I've finally broken my inertia about unpacking the rest of the boxes. It has made an enormous mess that I will be spending the next two days cleaning up, but at the end of the process, everything will be clean and put away. And I will truly be living here, not just perching.
It is silly to place great value in possessions, just for the sake of having them. Materialism is one of the few sins that my lackadaisical WASP morality recognizes. I would do better to worry about gluttony and sloth, lol! Yet I am very happy to see these old friends, and I'm looking forward to working in the kitchen again.
I'm lucky enough to live in a time and place when the missing things can easily be replaced. Well, maybe not Hercule's bucket, that was a rare perfect find. But they still make parts for my 18 year old mixer and the blender/food processor. Cast iron is everywhere. Everything can be found again. It will just take a little time and effort.
No matter what the scale says tomorrow, this has been a good week.