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What I Learned About Eggs From the Recall

With the big nationwide egg recall this week, I learned that unless you’re looking for some special qualities in your eggs, you might as well buy the cheapest ones you can find, because most of the eggs come from the same few distributors and just get packed into boxes with different brand names stamped on them.

My current carton of eggs came from Costco and cost me less than $2 for a carton of 24 eggs. Better yet, my particular box wasn’t on the recall list (although the brand turned up in the second wave of the recall). I could have paid more for Lucerne eggs from Safeway and ended up with eggs from the same farm in the midwest.

Have you checked your eggs yet? Read my article about the egg recall to find out if your eggs have been recalled.

This carton of eggs was not recalled

Good Eggs

Message of the Day from My Car

The good news is that my car didn’t stall while I was driving back to the car repair place. Much easier to drive without that annoying stall at every stop light. But the car just had to make a social statement and displayed the message in the picture.

Car Troubles … So Sad

This photo was taken 10 minutes after I picked up my car from the car repair shop, and drove from Steven’s Creek to Homestead. How far could I have driven? One mile, maybe two?

At least it’s not like they said they fixed anything. They had the car all week (it was towed in last Saturday and today is Friday) and the repair guys were unable to duplicate the problem and there was no engine code for the problem. They drove it every day this week and it didn’t stall for them once. So they told me to come take it off their hands and bring it back if it starts happening again.

I couldn’t believe how fast it started acting up for me. I picked the car up at closing time, so I couldn’t bring it back right away. I did call and leave a message and told them that the car stalled out within 10 minutes and that I’d be back on Monday.