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05/03/2019

 

Yikes!  I am up incredibly late.  I wondered if I should even make a post today.  I thought about writing earlier, but I got distracted with life and Cuphead.  Yeah, I know it's a video game.  Sometimes I can't help myself.  I've been playing video games for a very long time, but that is a post for another day.

 

I don't know about you (because I don't even know you), but I love days that are productive.  My Friday was nothing out of the ordinary, but I felt like I did a lot that was worthwhile with a few distractions thrown in for good measure.

 

Fridays are my days to buy groceries for the week.  My lovely bride was kind enough to create the week's menu, so the least I can do is acquire the ingredients necessary for healthy, delicious meals for my family.  Before I could do that, however, I needed to get my vehicle inspected.  It didn't come as a surprise.  I've had the renewal notice glaring at me for several weeks, but I am notorious for procrastinating.  (What do you think a blog really is?)  At any rate, I finally sucked it up and took my vehicle for its yearly inspection, and it passed.  I didn't think that it wouldn't, but there is the thought in the back of my mind that says, "You've had it good for too long.  It's bound to fail the inspection this year!"

 

Maybe that is residual from our previous cars that barely squeaked by.  It wasn't enough to budget for the inspection, but we'd also have to prepare to shell out $500-1,000 in repairs to bring it up to passing.  Those days were not fun.

 

After the successful inspection, I made my weekly trips to Costco and H-E-B.  For those not in the know, Costco is a warehouse club store very much like Sam's Club.  Oh, there is so much to say about the comparison between the two club stores, but I'll save that for another post (I'm getting a lot of ideas).  This clip from the sitcom Modern Family cracks me up every time.

 

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The other store, H-E-B, is a chain of grocery stores found primarily in Texas.  It is my favorite grocery store, and I get disheartened anytime I have to buy groceries out of town.  It's really hard to explain it.  A lot of people don't have options when it comes to buying groceries.  My parents, for example, primarily shop for groceries at Super Wal-Mart because that's about the only store left if their small town.  Sure, there are a few local grocers, but they can't compete with Wal-Mart's prices and services.  Growing up in a small town, competition was never an issue.  There were three different stores we would frequent, and it all depended on the weekly circulars.  Back then, Wal-Mart wasn't dealing in a full array of food items, so all of the grocery stores could thrive.

 

After going to the grocery store, I had time to do the dishes before picking up my son from school.  We then picked up a few things from Target and returned home.  Since then I was able to play a few minutes of Cuphead before helping with supper (which was absolutely amazing).  Soon after it was time for my boys to go to bed and time for me to complete a video game review (coming soon).  Now that I have finished today's musings (and gathered ideas for future posts), I am ready to go to sleep.  I can only hope that tomorrow will be just as productive.

 

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