101 things update

It’s been a little while, so why don’t we catch up with what I’ve been up to?

Total Things Finished: 3/101
Days remaining: 926
To see the whole list with progress, click here.

New finished things:

  • 20. Buy new windows laptop for school
    • Picked up a Toshiba Satellite T235 before classes started, it’s working out really well so far.
  • 43. Cure/smoke my own bacon
    • Holy crap… so good.
    • I picked up a 10lb pork belly from Osseo Meats this weekend, and today I started curing three 3lb slabs:
      • Basic Dry Cure (from Charcuturie)
      • Basic + Maple Syrup
      • Basic + Garlic, Bay Leaves, and Juniper Berries

Things in Progress:

  • 28. Brew a cider
    • 5 gallons of cider from Pine Tree Apple Orchard, 1 lb honey, 1 lb brown sugar and 1 packet Lalvin champagne yeast have been making friends in my basement since 9/19/10
  • 50. Can things, eat them the following winter
    • 12 half pints of salsa (Spicy Tomato Salsa from this book)
    • 6 pints of tomato sauce

Tomato Sauce

  • 73. Buy a new tv or projector
    • I discovered that my hand-me-down 40″ finally died (after 18 years of service in two countries).  I’m currently investigating different brands/technologies.
  • 3 . Save 3/4 of the way to a new car (0.125%)
    • The urgency of this one got lessened, due to the arrival of Upgrayedd in August, but I still like the idea of having a car’s worth of money to blow when I finish my JD.