So when I got to the pool, I called her to remind her and, in fact, she was on her way to pick up the track lights and meet the electrician here. So I figured I'd bag the pool. I had time so I figured I'd make a quick grocery stop.
When I got to the grocery I realized I'd left my purse at home. But I had a $20 bill stashed in the coin purse I keep in the car so that would work. I only needed a few things.
But, having only $20 really made me aware of prices in a way I haven't been since the last time I was between jobs. I needed Cheerios and bread for starters. Cheerios were easy. Do they have the generic in a bag? Nope but box o' store brand, yep. Sold.
Bread. The normal bread I pick up is in the bakery. I don't love it but it's ok. I knew, however, it was more expensive than regular. So I went to the regular bread section. Whoa! That was pretty expensive, too. I didn't want a huge loaf so finally I settled on a no name brand for $2.29. Then, for a giggle, I went to the bakery to check on the price of the loaf I would normally get. $6.49!! Holy crap. Never again.
I didn't even shop for anything else. $5.18 total.
It is now 1 pm. No sign of Sheri or the electrician. I should have stayed at the pool and done a swim.
I really want to be here if/when he gets started. Electricity is very important to me. And I want to make sure they have what they need so they don't waste any time getting this thing done. But, it looks like I'm the one wasting the time.