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Errands and Plans

June 16th, 2020 at 01:14 pm

Yesterday morning I made my online order to Panera. It took several tries, because I was trying to get it to accept a promo code for a $5 discount for a curbside order over $20. For some reason, that was a hurdle. But I finally did it, charging it to my gift card and all was well. Then while I was on the way there, I got a call that they were out of white bread. Three loaves of white bread were the main part of my order! I was almost there, so I just continued on and then called them back once I was in the lot.

They substituted two loaves of Country Rustic and one French baguette, so I think I ended up getting a bit of a deal, financially. I looked up the ingredients, and Country Rustic contains some whole wheat flour -- though it doesn't look like it's a lot -- so it is not as good for my kidney diet as plain white bread. But it is not really whole wheat bread, which is hard for the kidneys to process. It's more like white bread with a touch of whole wheat flour, so I think it should be fine.

I also got a half-dozen bagels and some cream cheese. I used $17 of my gift card, after taxes.

I chose a Panera that was right next to a Goodwill, because I had two bags to donate in my trunk. But I was too early. Their drive-up donation area was closed off, and wouldn't open for about a half hour. I didn't want to wait around, so I headed to the one in my own suburb, and with all the construction traffic, it took me about a half hour to get there. But they weren't open either. However, there were large bins set out with signs saying "Clothing," "Not Clothing." And they were full of stuff. So I sorted my stuff out and left it, but it felt kind of wrong. I would rather hand it off to a person.

The rest of the day was uneventful. I started cleaning the dining room but only got as far as the dusting. I washed Iggy's quilt and the towels.

In the afternoon, I started looking around online for a new smaller, lighter fish tank. I've touched on this before, but this is the back story. I have to replace my plaster ceiling in the living room, because it is starting to buckle. I don't want it coming down on me. But I will have to be able to move everything out so the workmen can do their work, and the fish tank is the biggest problem. My plan is to set up a new smaller tank in the dining room, move the fish, and then get rid of the big tank after I've emptied it.

I'm going to throw away everything in the old tank and start new with gravel and a few artificial plants, because the current black algae outbreak is just too hard to deal with, and I want it all gone. It's all very old, anyway.

So I looked online and found a good tank at PetSmart, but I really need to eyeball it, so my plan is to head there today to look it over. I will have to wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing, but I think it shouldn't be too risky if I am careful.

After I get the fish rehomed I will start looking for someone to do the work. I figure it will cost at least $5K. The plaster has to come down, and new drywall installed, and it is my biggest room. It will be very messy, so I'll probably have to decamp with Iggy. Not sure yet where I will go, as everyone I know is quarantined.

So that's the news for today!

1 Responses to “Errands and Plans”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Great deal at Panera!

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