Mudcat Café message #4079123 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4079123
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
11-Nov-20 - 12:29 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
There are so many occasions around the house when I curse the low light or my changing vision and go get a flashlight to shine on what it is I'm trying to see or read in some out-of-the-way place. I took an idea from a friend who lives way out in the desert west of Texas - in case the power goes out they have small LED flashlights in each room. I did that and now usually don't have to go far to get the light source. (I used coupons at Harbor Freight over the years and got the free flashlight any time I needed to pick up something else there.)

Oatmeal cookies made tonight, and they came out particularly good. I like them crunchy, and I added roasted pecans and raisins. I'll be taking some next door and across the street tomorrow.

I tried ordering groceries to deliver this evening but they won't arrive till morning. I could have gone during the senior half-hour of shopping in the morning and saved $20. Live and learn. It really is best to not go out now, the US hospitals are all filling up with new COVID cases and Texas is color coded on the Pandemic map as a state with a high number of infections. I still need a couple of things that I get at my discount grocery but I put off going there so it's maybe only once a month.

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day in the US. My Dad died on Veteran's Day in the late 1990s; I hadn't heard from him for a few days and was wondering what was up when I got the call from a close family friend that his next door neighbor hadn't seen him and finally went looking. We had to back-track to when he last logged on his computer, made phone calls, missed a doctor's appointment. The holiday morphed from a day to think about military service to thinking about a dear departed father.