Little-Thursday, big-Friday
Tuesday October 03rd 2023, 9:19 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,Life

Me, yesterday, looking at the state’s update of where the new covid booster was currently available: Man. This is like when the original shot came out, where you have to get out of the blue areas to find any and the pharmacy chains haven’t improved their user interface one iota. Anyway, (it was almost not a question) you want to go up to Santa Rosa?

He gave me The Look. We were both remembering that day trip to get him his first shot in Antioch two years ago and that’s what that would be like all over again. How about we not.

I looked again today because I also learned last time that persistence pays off.

A small mom and pop pharmacy in Newark had just gotten some in. Openings today. Across the Bay and before rush hour gets too bad.

About an hour later we were hopping in the car for our appointments.

They had four chairs set up for giving the shots and the obligatory 15 minute observation afterwards–that was all the space they had. Clearly we weren’t the only ones who had found them and those chairs were filled, one right after another.

Afterward, given that the effects were likely to wipe me out the next day, when we got home I quickly threw together the long-anticipated package with the afghan to the post office a little before closing.

An aside here to Margo Lynn: Yes, that too. Caught the clerk ringing it up as New Jersey and got him to correct that real quick.

I drove away from there wanting to shout, I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT!!!

It’s not enough to make the thing–you have to get it to its owner. They are on their ways now towards a sorting facility.

I think I’ll turn in a bit early…

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I hope tomorrow is a good day of rest.

Comment by DebbieR 10.03.23 @ 9:54 pm

Congrats on obtaining the new vaccine!
I am looking forward to it, but I have to wait another month or so.
And yes congratulations for sending off the amazing afghan!

Comment by Lisa RR, Toronto 10.04.23 @ 3:56 am

Considered I’m reading you in bed, with a cat yelling at me “pet me!” Be prepared. I doubled hitter both Covid and flu.

Speaking of New Jersey we had no trouble getting the shots. It was amusing though the nurse working part time recognized us from shul. Well she recognized Neil. I wonder why.

Comment by Afton 10.04.23 @ 4:40 am

Glad you got the shot. Take it easy today!

I have it on my list to get mine, flu and covid, but with the whole situation with Mom, I haven’t gotten to it yet. I will!

And yay for the blanket on its way.

Comment by ccr in MA 10.04.23 @ 5:48 am

Congrats on finding the shots someplace conveniently located, and kudos on also getting items sent at the post office. Enjoy the well-earned rest.

Afton, the nurse probably recognized Neil from the crick in her neck.

Comment by Margo Lynn 10.05.23 @ 10:22 am

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