After putting off my monthly trip to the big city for grocery shopping, I finally felt good enough to hit the road this morning. I was out the door before 8:30.
Historically, I used to hit the grocery store every Saturday at 6:30 am…yes, it’s true. Now that we live out in the boonies, my trips have been scaled down to once a month, as does my SS check; once a month.
I had planned to buy less, as I bought a couple hundred bucks from Sam’s online, and Walmart dot com..my last item from Walmart dot com arrived yesterday, late. The box was beat to shit, and had been ripped open, and then very poorly retaped. It was missing a part. The time in question is a manual crank meat tenderizer…it arrived without the crank.
Even though it was through Walmart dot com, the return address for the shipper showed an apartment # in Denver…no wonder it was fucked up.
I am done taking shit from the big corps. I am going to hound these dogs until I get satisfaction; one way or ‘nuther.
I actually used the tenderizer today on a few of those rib eye steaks I carved from that bargain boneless roast I bought a few weeks ago..it worked OK, but had to use vice grips to turn it through…
As usual, the sacker did not get a couple items sacked, but I was charged for them anyway. Same last trip. If it wasn’t a 40 mile round trip, I’d a gone back both times.
I used to have my cart mounded…MOUNDED high with groceries, and that ran about $330 a few months ago. Today, my cart was not near full; $307…yep, everything is up, and still a few items were unavailable; empty shelves and all.
My thinking is that if I get there early, I can forego all the slow shoppers, and all the rest the riff raff that accompanies grocery shopping; children who seem fascinated with running up and down the aisles screaming. Then more screaming when mom has enough and puts one in the car..I guess I’ll never get away from that…Friday is SNAP card day here.
Since my grocery trip took longer than I planned, I was able to get in to the liquor store as well.
Right now I am watching the weather as some ugly clouds are approaching from the southeast. Lightning and thunder too. I guess I should be glad I’m not out in it.
Oh well, at least I don’t feel like my head is full of chopped up cardboard today. I am sticking with my vitamins and supplements anyway…just to be sure.
I have much to Food Saver yet today, and other items to put up. I’d really like to can some more beef stew, but would require a trip to the bunkhouse freezer for the big sirloins.
We just had a close lightning hit, and the amplifier here in the kitchen is now dead. Power indicator is lit, but will not turn on. CD player is working…turntable LED is blinking…greatgreatgreatgreat
It’s always something..