June 28th, 2019

caillebotte_the orangerie

Seated

This evening I bought a folding outdoor chair at CVS. I had a $2.00 off coupon, plus a 40% off coupon, so I got the $29.95 chair for a little over eighteen bucks including sales tax. It's the end of the month and my budget was looking pretty good so I decided to splurge. It's very like the chair I already had which recently began coming apart, but the new one has not only a cup holder on one arm, but a zippered compartment on the other (though I have no idea what is supposed to go into it. A sandwich?) It also comes with a spiffy carrying case with a handle, so it was easy to lug home. Now I won't have to worry about the chair collapsing under me every time I sit down.

It was another not-horrendously-hot day, though still hot, and tomorrow isn't supposed to reach horrendous hotness either, so I'm hoping to ride the bus to Save Mart for a few bargain items. None are frozen, but some are refrigerated, so it could be tricky, but as there's not very much I can probably get it all done in time to get the first bus back. The buses are air conditioned in the extreme, and the walks are very short, so the heat exposure should be moderate. I'd also like to get to Safeway this week, and there's a good chance of getting a ride, but I don't yet know when. If the windows of opportunity for the two trips overlap it could be a problem.

I've got a low grade headache going again this evening, so I'll have to go do something that is not looking at a computer screen. Maybe I'll sit in the back yard in my new chair and enjoy the cool night air and the relaxing cricket song for a while, then lie in bed in the dark and maybe go to sleep early. That would give me plenty of time to get ready for tomorrow's adventure.