Originally Posted by dramamine
All-Clad is an excellent brand and great for induction heating, although the price definitely reflects the quality. I'm following along and rooting for you from over here. Keep punching, brother.
Not to sound too sappy, but such finds in my thread or my box, at times, makes me a bit sentimental or emotional.. in a good way.
"The kindness of strangers." Has the capacity to slap us around for our cynicism toward life and the world, no matter how justified that cynicism may have been, so may times.
So thank you. There's lots of times I'm more than stunned, in a good way, to have my perceptions or assumptions stopped in their tracks, and be reminded of the goodness that sometimes lays beneath the surface of our species.
I just grabbed myself by the shirt-collar, jacked myself up against the proverbial wall, told myself and my wife that the stock pot can be used for kitchen-fare AND extract (dual purpose purchases often soften the $$ blow), and ordered a 5-ply (alleged to be induction cooking applicable) 6-qt. pot by 'Made In', who Consumer Reports allegedly put in a number 1 slot, per one review.
it's about $10 more than the cook top itself, but I'd already assumed we were likely looking at that probability for good cook ware when I started looking. Definitely a "pay for what you get" kinda' category, this cook ware issue.
I don't want to wait for the 4-6 month period to have a finished crop of Blue Dream for the purported 11% CBD and 9% THC values, but I also don't want to be on the hook for padding others' wallets for oils, etc., when I'm sitting on my own stash.
You'd think I'd have outgrown this whole skimping on costs thing, but I had a humorous moment a bit ago when talking with my wife & younger son about the cost of the stock pot; "Dear medical service provider, I'd like to pay my co-pay amount for the amazing services you rendered, but I've instead spent that money on stainless cookware to make extract oil(s), and for the CBD oil I am not yet ready to make for myself... Hope you're OK with this."
Not sure how they'd respond to that, other than to maybe contemplate cutting off my health care insurance altogether, for being outside the realm of 'acceptable and conventional medical procedures.'
We'll crack this nut, though it may not be as clean of a matter of juggling finances with rapid conclusion or result, as my short-term gratification self wants it to be.
And I know that no matter what the future looks like, I need to always have the capacity for the trips into the mountains in later March with my youngest son, for remote lake trout ice fishing (my 'church' time), and the July trips into Canada for trolling lake trout in some of the remote lakes there that we frequent (more 'church' time)..
Sounds trivial, and maybe even like misplaced priorities, but no matter what happens with this effort, life, whether this is successful or not, is, more and more, a time-limited affair, and my third child, my youngest son, has been nothing shy of an unintended miracle kid, full of positive surprises, taking responsibility, heart-felt caring, talents as a mechanic and as a student, and as a son, and so much more.. that he absolutely should not get cheated out of furthering the experiences that have been the best parts of our last many years of meaningful adventuring together..
So no matter how deep the costs get for this shit, there NEEDS to be resources put aside for his and my time together, doing the things we've done, in the amazing places we've done them. We'll make -that- happen, one way or another.
Again, thanks all.
We're in the first round, and I haven't even been knocked down yet.