January 28, 2021
January 19, 2021
New Jersey often gets above freezing after a snow storm. When the weather forecast says this will happen I use my 3rd strategy. I wait a few days for the sun to free my snow-covered car. However, the street has a low spot that captures water as the sun melts the snow. I need a 4th strategy to cross this small pond. I place a thick rubber matt over the water so I can to get to my car safely.
When the weather forecast says New Jersey will stay below freezing after a snow storm I use my 5th strategy. I pay two teenage boys to clean my car, walkway, and snow that the snowplow has pushed against the side of my car. They also shovel snow in front of and behind my car so I have a clean parking space. Old people in my neighborhood are nasty when someone takes the parking space in front of their house. homeafterstroke.blogspot.com
January 10, 2021
I was out of milk and bread but the next day was Saturday - the busiest day of the week at grocery stores. I planned to go at 6:30 a.m. to avoid the people who fill their carts to the brim and take forever to check out. I had forgotten the sun comes up later at this time of year because I never go out this early. When I started driving I remembered why I no longer drive in the dark. After cataract surgery I could ignore the tiny concentric circles around every light (halos) that the lens in my left eye creates at night. However, when I got a 2nd lens in my right eye, the halos became too distracting. On the way to the store I vowed to order groceries on-line. This creates 2 challenges.
My 1st challenge is that Shoprite recently changed their pick-up procedure for on-line shopping. Instead of calling when I drive up for my groceries at my reseved time, I must now text. I have used a computer for 25 years and an iphone for 10 years, but I have never texted someone who is not in my contacts list. In desperation I went into the store and showed an employee the e-mail that confirmed my order. Thankfully she pulled the bags for my order and put it in a cart. She had to follow me 4 stores away because the parking lot was filled to the max. Christmas was only 4 days away. I have since learned how to text a stranger so I will try on-line ordering again.
My 2nd challenge is that 1 loaf of bread and 1 half gallon of milk does not last a week. I use lots of milk in my cereal and coffee. I use a lots of bread because I make a peanut butter sandwich for lunch every day, a meat sandwich for dinner many nights, and wrap each pill in a small piece of bread to prevent it from going down my windpipe. I eat thinly sliced bread that has only 40 calories per slice. I am going to order 2 loaves and 2 cartons one week and 1 loaf and 1 carton the next week to see if it prevents midweek trips to the store. homeafterstroke.blogspot.com