This morning I mustered up my courage and turned in my first grocery order for Safeway's home delivery service. I've thought about this for months and approached Bob about it several times only to have him respond negatively.
After Susan left and I saw he was going back on the grocery store circuit I decided enough was enough. There had to be an intervention.
I keep a good grocery list. Yesterday afternoon I took that list and signed in to Safeway and began the process. It was simple and straight forward, no problems. I ordered almost $200 of groceries.
The delivery fee for the first order is free.
Over $150 the fee is $10 if you select a 1 hour delivery window, $7 for a 2 hour delivery window, and $6 for a 4 delivery window. Figured I couldn't lose on that.
It is possible there might be a small mileage charge. Have to wait and see on that.
I figure it's a small price to pay to have someone carry in soft drinks, potatoes, milk, laundry detergent etc. Even ordered Bob some after shave.
I figure I'll do this once or twice a month. Just have to see. I'll keep a order going and whenever it's over $150 I'll order.
It doesn't totally eliminate going to the grocery store. We'll still need fresh produce, milk, etc. My goal is to stop so many of those trips and when we go to be able to leave with only a small bag instead of a shopping cart to unload into the car and unload again at home.
The minimum order is $49, orders up to $150 are $12.95 for delivery fee, over $150 are the prices I've quoted above.
Tomorrow between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this big event should happen. Will let you know how it goes.
Bob has improved some cognitively. I attribute this to two things, he's now taking his medications correctly, and daughter was just here for a week.
I'm speaking only about the cognitive. He's still extremely slow, can't drive and that sort of thing.
I cleaned the refrigerator freezer. It was so packed I had no idea what was in there stuck behind something in the back. That's all organized now with what I need to cook quickly moved to the front where I can find it. The goal is no more Costco size boxes of cheese sticks, pizzas, beef patties, and waffles.
I'm trying to wean Bob off focusing so much on the blood pressure machines. Trying not to talk much about blood pressure, moving back toward 'normal' life. Will deal with blood pressure only when he's symptomatic. You can drive yourself crazy fretting over your blood pressure.
Step by step I'm taking command of this outfit.