I feel like I should be writing something tonight, although I can’t think of what the subject matter should be. I guess the day was interesting enough. I’m still rather concerned that covid19 is going to really kick my ass due to my asthma. Although, I must admit my asthma is rather low grade. Also, there’s a lot of concern about the outlier cases; the ones who drop dead from a stroke or suffer kidney and liver damage. I think I (as well as many others) just wish to see some clear path ahead. Until then it’s masks and social distancing for me to the best of my abilities.
The need for social distancing is really clear to me in one situation in particular: going to the grocery store. As of now I hate it. The store is usually over crowded and there’s an uncomfortable sense of urgency. Ultimately, I’m trying to avoid going as much as possible. Today I decided to utilize the grocery delivery service Instacart. Instacart is a grocery shopping app where you can do your shopping from home and then have the groceries delivered, or pick them up. The apps model is grocery store agnostic, i.e. you can choose from several different local stores such as Aldi or Target, but they have each stores selection and inventory ported though the app. So you shop and even have access to the each store’s coupons and discounts. When done the app has shoppers that pick up your order and deliver it. I’m sure it’s along the lines of DoorDash for groceries where the shoppers/delivery people are private contractors.
This was my third time using the app. The first time was awesome. My shopper was very helpful in making suggestions and chose items carefully. The second time was so-so. I’m still wondering if I got all my items from him. This time was again on the better side. Although, I must admit the strawberries could have been better chosen. That’s the one tough thing, selecting produce seems to involve making surprisingly personal choices about ripeness, feel and appearance. Thus, it’s good to be a little more lenient when someone else is doing this picking.
With my kids at my house tonight, I paid a little extra (~$4) for the groceries to be delivered this afternoon. The arrived perfectly timed as I got home from work and was able to get everything tucked away accordingly.
Aside from the more perishable items such as bananas and lettuce my order should keep the house tided over for the next couple of weeks. Overall, I’ve been satisfied with the Instacart app. I just wish it would remind me to get coffee!Image by ElasticComputeFarm from Pixabay amzn_assoc_ad_type = “link_enhancement_widget”; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = “magneticjoe75-20”; amzn_assoc_linkid = “6f4a60b9db178a9dc324bef12c4398b7”; amzn_assoc_placement = “”; amzn_assoc_marketplace = “amazon”; amzn_assoc_region = “US”;