It’s 5:45am and I am awake, lying on the futon with the deck door open listening to the rain (no mowing this morning), and planning my Kroger trip as if I were going to be a contestant on the old game show “Supermarket Sweep”. I am also hoping that my calf has returned to normal after yesterday’s weird cramping, and that sort of thing doesn’t occur again anytime soon. Early analysis is that it is not 100%, but I can walk slowly, which is the opposite of what I’d like to do today at Kroger. Currently I have pad with heated gel on it, hoping that helps.

My German books were supposed to be delivered “by 8:00pm last night”, they are still not in my possession. Dangen!

Not much going on today. This being Easter Week means that today is a virtual Friday for my virtual work week. Woot?

Hope you have a good day, friends.

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28 Responses to 2020-04-09

  1. Bonnie says:

    *Ghost hug*

  2. Bonnie says:

    If you would like me to go to Kroger for you, LMK.

  3. Watching senior citizens all walk out with toilet paper at Kroger, glad I don’t need any.

  4. barb says:

    you should have gone to Kroger yesterday, but wait – you aren’t a senior. Tyler Perry picked up the tab at 44 Krogers (and some Winn Dixies) during senior hours.
    I bet that was a hell of a tab adding up all those purchases. What a good person he is.

  5. Steve says:

    I could have gotten some free Tyler Perry money, but don’t really need it. Still a nice gesture.

    I suffered all day yesterday with my dinner from Tuesday, Specifically brussel sprouts fried/roasted in duck fat. Oh so tasty, but I was yuk all day.

    So far so good on connectivity today. When I first signed on- 13 down and 1 up. Yesterday, it was unusable in the afternoon. After my 2PM call, I F’d it and went and picked up my car. Screwy. It was so bad, I even tried our satellite link, which connected fine, albeit very slow. In a brief pinch, that would work, but sucks up the data quickly.


  6. Took an hour to get through Kroger. By the time I got in most of the toilet paper was gone, but since I am well-stocked I walked past what was left.

    I was able to get most of the things on my list, as terse as I could make it. I still managed to spend almost $140 (I think the prices of things have gone up…) but that includes a make-your-own six-pack of beer, a package of Tide Pods that I’ll need next month, and a filter for my air conditioner that won’t be needed for about three months.

    Still no bread flour in stock, though I did get a jar of bread machine yeast.

    No green onions? That one surprised me.

    My makeshift multi-layer mask is still outside until I am ready to disinfect it. By the end of the year our landfills with be gorged with disposable masks and rubber/latex gloves. Sorry, Planet Earth

    • Also, I took a nice shower upon returning home.

      Now that I have some more food I can see myself staying in the rest of the week to avoid people.

    • Bonnie says:

      Betsy’s compost pile may be ripe for the picking… 😁

    • barb says:

      I saw a pretty large onion growing in my yard – I thought about trying to pull it up, but the ground was too dray that day.

      I need to go to Sams today- Allan renewed our membership, but somehow paid for the upgraded one (that’s $100). I’m like NO – I need to go get a refund for part of that.

  7. Bonnie says:

    Bundesliga is supposed to re-start in early May! I wonder if we’ll get to see our “rivalry re-match” or not? It was originally scheduled for May 2.

  8. HamWithCam says:

    This just in:
    “GA Primary postponed again to June 9.”

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    • Hadn’t heard that either! I feel as if I’ve been in a hole today.

      I think that our primary system is broken. I think all primary elections should occur on the same day so everyone has a chance to vote for all potential candidates.

  9. Steve says:

    Y’all really are keeping your heads down!!

    Major league baseball is hatching a plan to start play again. empty stadiums, electronic balls and strikes so the umpire doesn’t have to snuggle the catcher. I haven’t watched much BB in years, so don’t expect me to start up- though I did pause for a few moments as a passed the MLB channel when I heard the sound of the greatest play by play announcer of all time- Vin Scully.

    • Just distracted by other things today, a little work, a few chores, etc.

      Interesting, but I gave up on baseball a few years ago. I had even planned to ensure that I wasn’t charged for MLB audio this year even before Coronavirus.

  10. HamWithCam says:

    Breaking news:
    FYI: (Our) Chick-fil-A has “fish sandwiches” (and fish filets) through Saturday…

    I wish they had them year-round.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    • That’s quite on brand, well, their religious brand anyway.

      • barb says:

        Ham – how to they taste? I always thought any chicken at a fish place tasted too much like fish, and vice versa.
        Let me know…….. I’m curious.

        • HamWithCam says:

          I like the CfA “fish sandwich”. Not too fishy, to me.
          I try to get a few every year, if I remember.

          (We had already ordered in the drive-through before we saw them at the window.)

          I plan to get at least one before Sunday
          73 de JG/HamWithCam

  11. Just noticed in the air conditioner filter I bought it mentions viruses. I’m not sure that I have noticed this before, or is it new working for our times.

    • Bonnie says:

      I buy 3M Filtrete air filters, and the top level in quality gets you bacteria and virus filtration. I recently stepped mine down a couple tiers and therefore I currently do not have that feature.

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