Sheltering in Place – Day 23

I can’t get the hang of this ordering online thing. I either accidentally order in huge quantities (remember the TP) or order the same thing repeatedly. I now have three shipments of face masks coming from three different companies at three separate times. I have no idea how I did that.

Of course, these delivery services don’t help. Things are often delayed or they back up the delivery date. A couple of weeks ago I  ordered food, perishable and non-perishable, to be delivered at a certain time on a certain day. No matter how often I phoned about it, nothing arrived. At around 11 pm that night I gave up and went to bed. When we awoke the next morning, Norman went to take out the garbage and there the order was, frozen stuff defrosting nicely and milk going bad. But I am nothing if not a Pollyanna. So I took a chance and ordered online groceries again, but this time from our neighborhood grocery store. That order was put in last week because they need a five-day lead time. They are boasting it will arrive tomorrow between 4 and 6 pm. Here’s hoping.

I also ordered wine and booze last week from a major beverage store. As previously mentioned, lately I cannot watch the news without a martini, manhattan, or margarita in hand. BevMo loves me. My liver not so much. That shipment arrives in 2 weeks. Or so they say.

Today a meal delivery service we order from every other week and delivered last week, dropped a box at our door today. If you’re not familiar with these meal services, they package up all the ingredients, including the spices, and you put the dish together yourself.  If you’re not familiar with the term ‘every other week’ then you are probably the person who delivered this box to our door today. But I’d ordered groceries from the store for me to cook (see above, being delivered tomorrow, we hope). So I had to go back into the Instacart list and hope it wasn’t too late to delete duplicate items. It wasn’t, but just barely.

Let’s be honest here. I don’t know what’s coming or going. Or when. But one thing I do know. I will not be receiving Clorox Disinfecting Wipes because you can’t find any around here for love nor money.

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