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* Re: Saturdaymarika
`- Re: SaturdayJoy Beeson

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 by: marika - Sun, 2 May 2021 01:33 UTC

On Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:19:14 PM UTC-5, Joy Beeson wrote:
> Sunday, 21 March 2021
> Every time I dress for the bike, I think that I'll miss those five
> extra pockets when it's warm enough to wear only one jersey.
> But what I use the extra pockets for is mostly spare handkerchiefs,
> and I won't need so many in warm weather. I vividly remember a spring
> when I was coming back from a long ride and was on Wooster Road not
> far from the place where it becomes 7th Street. I pulled my
> handkerchief out of my pocket, and was startled that it was a brown
> napkin: this was the first time that day that I had seen it.
> ---------------
> Saturday was a perfect day for an all-day ride, but Duck, Down, and
> Above isn't open on weekends. I could have gone on Friday, but I'd
> done my very first drive-to-two-grocery-stores-and-go-right-inside
> trip on Thursday, and didn't feel up to getting ready. \\

Were these only stores within distance ?
Or did the stores change while you were gone?
what how do you carry the cans or other containers in.


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 by: Joy Beeson - Sun, 2 May 2021 02:54 UTC

On Sat, 1 May 2021 18:33:59 -0700 (PDT), marika <>

> Were these only stores within distance ?
> Or did the stores change while you were gone?
> what how do you carry the cans or other containers in.

There are three grocery stores in town, two of the big-box stores have
full grocery departments, most of the other big boxes and all of the
dollar stores sell some groceries, and there are a few specialist food

I can't go into big-box stores yet -- well, I did go into Lowe's
yesterday, but a store with aisles meant for fork lifts isn't exactly
"inside". I intended to look around in Menard's too, but there was a
twenty-mile-an-hour wind out of the north, I have just enough
horsepower to average five miles an hour (yesterday was a bike trip),
and the last quarter mile or so before I got to the cluster of stores
on Husky Trail was dead north. So I bought the things that can only
be bought at Aldi and went straight home without going to Martin's
first or Kroger after. Slept like a rock and got up feeling good even
though I had missed my nap yesterday, and had dined on my emergency

I did go to Kroger today. I had a hot pork dinner in my pannier, so I
just got milk and other urgent things and didn't shop for canned food.
Had only one pannier to put stuff in anyway.

The wind was out of the south today, so I didn't notice it until I
turned toward home. I was tempted to hazard the Heritage Trail to
avoid sprinting on Park Avenue, but after fighting the wind from The
Entrance to the Boathouse, I didn't think I was alert enough to deal
with all the intersections, not to mention that I didn't want to get
that wind square off the lake. Turned out that I was the only one
coming in, so nobody rode my tail while I slowly fought my way through
the narrow space between the parked cars.

Until fairly recently we've been living on curbside orders from
Martin's, which my spouse picked up, and things our niece brought us
from Aldi. She swore that she had to go there anyway to get groceries
for her parents, and it wasn't extra trouble. She also brought me
books from the library.

I'm not sure what you mean by "what how do you carry the cans or other
containers in." On the first "drive to two stores" trip that started
this thread, I put stuff into canvas bags that I carry in the car.
Yesterday, I took the cart to my parking place and packed stuff
directly into my wire panniers, frozen sausage and cold things in the
insulated pannier, canned goods and so forth in the other one, lettuce
and cabbage on top in plastic bags tied firm by running their handles
between wires, and avocados tucked into the plastic bag of plastic
bags that unsulates the top of the insulated pannier.

It's fifteen minutes before bedtime; I hope this post makes sense.

Joy Beeson
joy beeson at centurylink dot net

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