Friday, May 29, 2020

Today is a Better Day

Up until this morning, the days were hard to get through with the passing of our bulldog Princess.  I woke up feeling like the weight of grief had been lifted.  I am grateful for that and am content know that Princess is in a better place without pain and suffering.

Yesterday I went to a Covid-19 drive-thru testing center.  I wanted to get tested for the antibodies to see if I had them.  Today was the last day that this particular center was going to be open and the test is only $20. 

If you do end up having the antibodies it does not guarantee that you won't get  Covid-19, but if you do get it it may be a less significant case of it.  But who really knows?   

I was super sick in late February and I am curious if I had a case of Covid-19  or maybe it was just the flu. 

On the way back from the testing center, I passed by Goodwill.  They have been open since the 15th of this month, but I have only now had a chance to go.  They had arrows on the floor to promote proper direction in the aisles, and the announcements reminded everyone to practice social distancing.  I think everyone was cognizant of staying proper distances from everyone else and we all tried to pay attention to the arrows on the floor. 

There were a few fun finds that I feel pretty good about being able to flip on eBay.  After that, I took a ride to town about 20 minutes south to pick up a box of items that I found on FaceBook Market place.  It was a porch pick up, they left the items on their porch and I left the money under their front doormat.

Before I put the items in the back of my car, (both from Goodwill and the FB porch pickup) I spray them down with alcohol.  I keep a small spray bottle of alcohol in my car at all times.

 I use it on my self when I get back in my car from shopping, on my purse, and any purchases while they are in the bag before take-off for my next destination. Does it help?  I hope so.  I feel better when I use it.

My budgeting and saving have been ignored for the last couple of weeks.  We were busy taking care of Princess, running to different veterinarians, and mourning her passing.  Bills were paid on time, but that is about it.  The vet bills took a chunk out of savings, but it what it is.  I am grateful we had the cash to cover it. 

Time to get busy with a new day.  Enjoy your Friday!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your furbaby. It's never easy letting them go. Sending you hugs

    I do the same thing with my marketplace purchases. I keep a can of disinfectant spray in my trunk, so I spray everything when I load it into my car. Gives me a little peace of mind. Our stores are still all closed here. I can't wait to get back to thrifting. It's been 3 months :(

    1. Thank you for the kind words. I know you are chomping at the bit to get back in the thrift stores. I hope they open up soon.

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  2. It will be a while before you just remember the good times and the grief does not sting as much. Special hugs going out to you.

    1. Thank you Kim. She was my buddy for the last 11 years. I know time does heal and it will get better. Thanks again.

  3. Very sorry about your fur baby. I may have to get a test as well to see if I have antibodies as I was sick in December, January and February. Was rough. May we stay well. Blessings,

    1. Thank you for the kind words. And yes, may we all stay well.

  4. That is a blessing your grief is lifting, Princess looks like she was such a dear. I haven't heard of any drive up Covid antibody testing near me, and I wonder what it shows. Things are a bit unclear what it means if you have antibodies, like you said.

  5. Hi Terra, thank you for your kind words. Yes, the waters are murky when it comes to antibody testing and the results. Who knows?! I am anxious to see what my test reveals.

  6. Time make not heal all wounds but it does scab over them and make them hurt less.
    Essential biz is still open here only. I probably still wouldn't sit down in a restaurant, go to a gym, etc. even if they were open but I'd do a few other things we still aren't allowed to do.

    1. Restaurants have been open at 25% capacity for about 2 weeks, maybe more.Bars are not open. We did go to the local pizza restaurant for beer and pizza. Seating was appropriately distanced, and there was hardly anyone eating in. The gyms were allowed to open on June 1st. Our gym is opening June 5th. I don't know if we are going.

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