I told you earlier this week that I was in contact with someone who was covid positive. You can read more about that in THIS POST. I feel perfectly fine except I have a bit of a stuffy nose and scratchy throat but decided to just get tested anyway. I’d rather be cautious.
My test was scheduled for Tuesday morning. That got me thinking…I needed meds, I needed a couple of groceries. Dang. I could have Karl do that but I hated to ask if I was already going to be in town. That’s when I remembered WalMart’s grocery pick up.
I quickly sat down and put in an order. It’s really easy. I sat down, typed in what I wanted, and put it in the shopping cart. Easy Peasy.
As for my medicine pickup, I use Walmart Pharmacy. I called there and they said they have curbside pick up too.
Great!! I could handle this on my own.
So I jumped in the truck and headed to my 9 am appointment for my test. Karl had used the truck last and he burns CDs and plays them. His CD came on as I started the truck. Karl has a WIDE range of music that he listens to…anything from smashing rock to Taylor Swift to classic country music.
The first song that played was David Allan Coe singing “You Never Even Called Me by My Name.
It took about my about 5 seconds and I was crying and singing along. I’m sure if you listen to the song you’ll be wondering why I would be crying. Well, it was one of Kramer’s (my husband who passed away last year from lung cancer) favorite song. Kramer wasn’t one to sing, but that song, he’d sing.
We even have a picture from a night when we were singing it together much to the shock of the friends we were hanging with. It was the New Years’ Eve 1999.
It is a favorite memory of mine. He could be such a hoot!
Next, Karl had this song…Tom T. Hall singing “I Love”. It was also another Kramer favorite. As odd it sounds, this was also a favorite song of Jody’s (my niece who passed away last year too)..more tears.
I was ready to be done with the grief and just as I was about to turn the CD off the next song was total hard rock….blessed be. That got me thinking…
I’m doing pretty good with the whole grief thing but sometimes it still gets me. I have thought it, and said it, time and time again that if Kramer was going to be sick and pass away, I’m so thankful it was last year rather than this year. My heart goes out to all of you who are dealing with hard medical stuff plus Covid. That would just plain suck. Dealing with it pre-Covid was hard enough.
I can’t imagine dropping him off at the hospital to not see him. I can imagine him here dying and us being afraid to let the kids come and be with him. That would have been more than I could have taken. As I said, my heart truly goes out to you.
So with a totally sniffly nose, I pulled up to the Covid test sight. There were four cars in front of me and a couple behind. It didn’t take too long. Here we still doing this from people’s cars. When it was my turn I rolled down the window, handed her my driver’s license and testing papers. She gave me tissues to blow my nose, (thank heavens she did) she left with my paper, came back and gave them back to me, and swabbed my nose all while in the driver’s seat of my vehicle.
I was told I’ll get my results in 24-48 hours. I totally expect to be negative and will be shocked if it’s anything different.
From there I went to the Walmart pickup. I have the app on my phone so I just messaged them and said I was there. About two minutes later they came out with my groceries and loaded them into my back seat. I asked the guy if pickup was popular. He said yes…they do about 75 pickups a day and would do more if they could hire more help. For our small rural area, that is a lot.
If you have not tried the Walmart pickup, I totally recommend it. It beats going in the store and getting all germed up. It saves a ton of time and I don’t get sidetracked buying something that wasn’t on the list. If you haven’t tried it before and are interested, I have a referral code for you HERE. You get $10 off your first order if you use the code. You need to order a minimum of $35 worth of product. The good news is that you can add any product from the store so I got lotion and cleaning supplies in my order too.
Depending on your store, you do have to order a day or two in advance. At that time you schedule a time to pick up. There is an hour window for you to pick up. So I had the 9-10 am slot. You can change the items in your order up to 8 hours before your scheduled pickup time. For me, after I place the order I saw a recipe I was interested in trying so I added a couple of ingredients to the order. You can do that as many times as you want until the 8 hours before pickup. I actually got a message at 8:40 am that told me the order was ready.
Kalissa and Kelli use Walmart pickup all the time. No matter how you shop, a stop at the store is at least a half-hour of time. That’s a big time-saver to do pickup instead. Also, they can have the kids with but don’t have to take them inside the store. It’s a win-win all the way around.
I wore my mask while the guy put my groceries in the back seat and he had one on too. It was about as safe as shopping as you can get!
From there I drove through the parking lot to the pharmacy pickup. I called the number and 2 minutes later the lady came out with my prescription. Again, I wore a mask and so did she…totally safe.
From there I headed back home. I didn’t listen to the CD. Instead, I listened to my audiobook…I’m much better when I stay distracted!
I’m home…groceries are put away and I’m at the computer writing about my Tuesday. I’m going to make myself some lunch and then head to the sewing room. I have a quilt that is calling. Thank heavens I have hobbies and things to keep my mind off all the other things in the world. What a blessing to have a hobby I love!!