Item The First
My AC at the house blew up on Friday. The external compressor, which we believe was original to the house and thus 20+ years old, is beyond repair. So now I'm without AC for a week and gathering quotes for a new unit. I have two of three quotes in hand - there is an $1100 difference between them. Quote #3 is due today. Yes, Virginia, it pays to shop around.
Also due to the lack of AC, and thanks to relaxations of the COVID-19 rules at work, I see a couple of days in the office in my future.
Item The Second
For a variety of reasons, including the lack of AC on a day in the mid-80s, I went to the grocery store on a weekend. I was reminded of how much I dislike doing so. I've never been fond of crowds, and less so as I age.
I started doing weekday grocery shopping when I was unemployed. I resumed it during the pandemic back when they had capacity limits in stores. Now that I'm working from home, it's easy to nip over to the store right after work. I shall resume that practice immediately.
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