After another very rough night, and some major quality time with an electric heating pad, I can finally say that I’m starting to feel a bit better. This morning, I had even managed to get an audio recording of the weird noises my chest is making. While some was definitely cold related, the squeaking noise actually happens fairly regularly and is related to my chronic cough, so I figure it would be good to have a recording for the next time I go to the doctor about it.
Thankfully, the girls have been able to take over for me while I’ve been down for the count. As I type this, they are busily making supper. I don’t know what they’re making, but it smells delicious. *L*
Though still feeling sick, I did have to drive into town to pick up a few things. I’m the only person with a valid driver’s license right now, so it’s not like I could foist it off on someone else, though my husband was willing to do the drive. This, in spite of having his own rough night and still having really bad pain days.
For the first time since stores started putting them out, I actually used the disinfectant wipes on my hands and on the cart handle, then hid my hands in my sleeves to push the cart, while my daughter did all the touching of product that was needed. I sure don’t want anyone else to get sick because of me!
We are really noticing what a difference it has been, not doing that monthly Costco shopping trip in the city. We’re having to go into town for groceries far more often, and it’s costing us a lot more per item. We’re still not spending as much as we normally budget, simply because our budget had to be re-adjusted to pay for the work on the van; the money isn’t there to overspend. However, it’s more because of what we’re NOT buying, that what we ARE buying. It has set back making up for the costs of the move by at least a couple of months.
But we have a roof over our heads, food on the table, and the bills are being paid, and that’s the important part.
Still, we are really looking forward to being able to do the monthly bulk shopping again, and restocking the cupboards and freezer!