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Grocery Pick-Up Success!

August 15th, 2020 at 10:30 pm

Our infection rates are up around here, so I'm trying not to go out much. I did grocery pick-up today for the first time. Last spring we stuck to Instacart, then I ventured our for almost everything, but thought I'd give pickup a try. It worked out really well. I ordered online, and when I went to pick up they even took my paper coupons. I've been doing most of my big grocery shops at Costco, but have been spending too much--and that combined with efforts to donate a bag of food a week for our local food shelf has put a little too much of a dent in the food budget.

After that success I cancelled the Instacart subscription. With some forward planning we can handle the bulk of the shopping with pickup, an occasional Costco trip and maybe some fill-in fruit. Our CSA will run into October, and we have lots of veggies from them.

My DD is a little sad; still no concrete word from Edinburgh. None of the foreign students have received the required data for their visas yet. They're all in the same boat, but her local friends are all planning for college now--one left today.

And here's my rant today about the lack of USPS funding: Documents we mailed to the UK ten days ago have STILL not arrived. They were held in Chicago, 100 miles from our house for FIVE days. I'm madder than heck at the kind of shenanigans that pulls money out of this kind of essential service.

4 Responses to “Grocery Pick-Up Success!”

  1. East Coast Saver (Wink) Says:

    I've started to see USPS delivery delays here. A package I was supposed to receive last Monday still hasn't arrived. According to tracking it's been sitting in a distribution center about 50 miles from me. And thank you for donating food!

  2. Baroque Says:

    Oh, that’s disappointing for your daughter. 😟

    My daughter moves onto campus on 8/24 but we need to coordinate for covid test results within five days of that. The mail in testing is backlogged.

    My son is coming up to MSOE on 9/3 for move in.

    I sadly don’t think I’ll feel settled, always worrying and wondering if they’re safe and if we’ll need to bring them home.

  3. Fern Says:

    Please stay safe. Sorry your daughter hasn't heard yet about Edinburgh.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the Edinburgh experience. Hopefully things will work out at some point.

    Glad your grocery pick up worked. Hopefully your infection rates will start to decrease. Ours are on the upswing, but it is mostly from 20-29 year olds. We sort of wonder if it is from the bar scene or something because the mayor has threatened to pull liquor licenses.

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