Being back in the country has challenges I’d forgotten about after living so long in an urban area where the conveniences are many. There is public transportation for wheelchairs here, which I am so very thankful for! However, instead of an advance notice of 24 hours, to schedule a ride requires three days advance notice. I can deal with this. It isn’t horrible and gives me more time to contact dispatch to let them know if I need to cancel the ride.
Going to the grocery takes a little more planning. Some things you need to get at one place, canned goods at another place are cheaper (Sav-A-Lot), and if you want something special, you drive all the way into the neighboring county to the Walmart.
Yarn appears to be cheaper here than in Lexington. 😊
One of the most wonderful things is we have well water here. We don’t have city water. This is a bill we simply can’t afford, and, more importantly, the well water is so much better than bottled or city water!
I grew up drinking this water. When I moved away I tried to drink city water, but every time I drank it my stomach became so upset I was miserable. Since tap water away from here was out, this meant I drank bottled water. Even with the bottled water my insides knew if it was tap water or really good bottled water very easily. Some brands I cannot drink. Coming home means I don’t have to worry about watching what kind of water I drink.
The well water is SO good! I have drunk more water since being home than all of last year I’d say. It is so much easier now, too. All I need to do is go into the kitchen, get a cup, and just get a drink of water. I don’t need to get a bottle of water, my opening tool, and struggle for about five minutes to get it open. Even The Husband loves this water!
Chapter 3 was finished last night, or early this morning rather. It is good. Needs work, of course, but not stopping. Moving on to Chapter 4 today in between running into the living room to get cool.
The Husband put a fan in the kitchen for me, which is my work place, yesterday, but today the real-feel is 100°F outside. Inside it is very warm. I think I am going to get a couple of cheap indoor thermometers and see how hot it gets in here and what it is in the living room where the other fans and small air conditioner air. The Husband needs it cooler because of his breathing.
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