Somehow I thought they opened at 9:30. Turns out that's only on Saturdays. I got my gas. Then I tested out the car mount guy's instructions and got it to fit!! And it works fine. So Yeah!
Then I read my book til 10. It was fine and nice, actually.
Plus, it turns out, it was a brilliant choice. They wave all start up and activation fees which the Costco Kiosk Lady - aka Shawna - said they would charge me in a regular store. AND they give you a $50 Costco card! You have to wait 3+ months to get it but still. Cool.
The sign up was kind of weird and she was absolutely flumoxed by the Google Fi e-sim but we figured that part out together and it was all fine. She was good and patient and didn't badmouth anybody and agreed with my choice of the 55+ Plan and got me all set up.
I also checked out the pharmacy. It's not terribly impressive and some online reviews are not glowing but you do not have to pay in the regular checkout lines (I had this vision of being really sick and going in there to pick up medicine and standing in those lines. Nothankyou.) I'm going to give it a test. I asked Dr. Lung to send cough pill refill request to the store. We shall see.
I had two coughing fits - one small one as I got the car out and one good sized one when I bought the car back. Both times I wore a mask. Not happy about this. I had no trouble yesterday or this morning. I wonder if it's not psychosomatic! I have a couple of ideas of things to try.
I canceled my Google Fi account and am waiting now for the number to be sent back to Google Voice. It was a clear option in the cancelling process and reddit is full of people that say it works fine. But my fingers are still crossed. Most say it takes 24 hours. I'd hate to lose that phone number. I've had it for 26 years. BUT the new T-Mobile number is a good one so I'm covered if something goes wrong. It will be a PIA but ok.
I bought stakes at Costco so I need to cut them into serving sizes and freeze all the ones except the one for dinner tonight.