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Marilee J. Layman

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06:54 pm: Broken Things
The remote to the DVD/VCR I use the most stopped working last night. I changed the batteries, reset it, everything. It also manages the TV and it wouldn't do that, either. It's not a big deal: for just watching, I can use the TV remote on the TV, and later when I watch what I recorded on the DVD/VCR, I can use the buttons on the front of it and just let it run instead of fast-forwarding over the commercials. I ordered a new remote last night.

Today I went out for my vitamin-D level, picked up a little red cat hut at Petco (a friend gave me a gift card for them when Shiva died and I only had two places where cats could hide and still watch outdoors, so now everybody has one), and when I opened the back of the van (two doors), the latch to the inner door broke. It broke closed, which is good, but I do think I need it fixed. I get things in and out of the back of the van by sitting on one side and lifting in and out to the other side. If I could just lift from standing, I'd be a lot weller (more well?). I'll have to call the shop tomorrow and get an idea of the cost.

By the time I got in, I was so tired I sat in the recliner, then pushed it back and slept for 1.5 hours. I came over and started online and then right before I was writing this, Peapod came. They brought everything I ordered except the fresh pierogies (ordered on Tuesday, before Jim's pierogie pizza recipe on ML). So far, they've always been out of that, and I can get them at Giant if I want, so we'll see for Monday's grocery trip. They also brought a giant box of "Original and Best Kellogg's Corn Flakes" and three close-to-ripe bananas, which I didn't order. I know from experience that they won't send the guy back for them, but I'm not sure I'll eat them. Maybe there's corn flake recipes I'd like -- I'm not drinking milk anymore (too much protein) so I'm not having them as cereal. My upstairs neighbor likes ripe bananas.

Between web-only specials, a delivery coupon arrangement, letting them deliver over a wide range of hours, and buying sale things, I saved $25.89 and only paid $99.13. Pretty good deal.

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From:capemaynuts
Date:September 18th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
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You can grind up the corn flakes and use them instead of bread crumbs when making chicken or fish.
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 18th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, but I don't really cook like that anynmore. It would take me years to use it up. I have bookgroup tomorrow and I'll take it there. If none of the others want it, I can put it in the library staff kitchen with a note on it. Things always disappear that way.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 19th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
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Coupons and specials really do make a nice difference, don't they? And it's kind of fun to take advantage of special offers. After all, that's what they are for.
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 20th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
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Yes, and I'm sufficiently open in what I eat that I can replace things on my list with similar things that are on sale.
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