June 7th, 2020

Like we used to do

When I went to sign up for a Seattle Times subscription, I discovered that I could pay $1 for the first 4 weeks and then $4 a week after that. OR $1 for the first 5 weeks and $5 after that. That second option included the physical edition of the tree version being delivered to my home on Sundays. (They make FAR more money from actual delivered papers (from advertisers) that it pays them to practically give the suckers away.)

Like the olden days.

From 1991 when I moved here until the morning paper went under in 2009, I had both the morning and the evening papers delivered every day. On Saturdays it was just the morning paper and the evening paper - The Seattle Times - was the Sunday paper. I read them all. I dealt with all the stacks of old newspapers. Until one day, about 15 years ago, I quit.

Today, for the first time since then, I had a physical paper at my door this morning. Weird.

I enjoyed reading it. It's not something I would want to do everyday, but, it was interesting. I saw stuff, read articles, that I probably would skip by in the online version.

rsc and jwg, I'm pretty sure still read a tree version of the paper every morning. And there are people in this building who get the paper delivered every day. But not too many.

I used to use old newspaper for stuff but now the only thing I remember is lighting fires in the fireplace and making paper mache. Not really needing either of those now.

I walked to the other side of the baseball park this morning. It felt like it was a lot further than it turned out to be. It was not even as far as I go when I do my new added on block so back to the original. It was lovely and cool and a little drizzly out this morning.

Yesterday I had an increasingly hurtful spot of gout. It did not bother my walking but when I stopped it throbbed. I iced it down and took an anti gout pill and worried about what I'd do if it got worse. This morning it is gone. Whew. That stuff is painful!

And speaking of drugs... Costco sent me a text that my inhaler prescription was ready for pickup. I then checked my other 3 and they all had 16 days left (before the insurance would cover the bulk of the cost) so I called Costco and told them I'd be in when all four were ready. That was Thursday. Yesterday I got a text that all 4 were ready. Man, those 16 days flew past!! I could get instacart to deliver them but I think I'll brave it and go myself. They still have old people hours so I'll pop over there at 9 am tomorrow and do the deed.

I finished up a knitting project last night only to discover that it is about 4 sizes too big. I enjoyed knitting it so much that I think I'm going to rip out the 70% that is the problem and re-knit it smaller. Not today. Today I'm going to crochet.

But, first I need to pick up all this newspaper and clean up the kitchen from breakfast and get the house tidy. Then, if you need me, I'll be on my ass on the couch, watching tv and crocheting. Except for when I'm on the treadmill.