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Aldi's and Instacart! Etc

November 24th, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Last week when I was shopping at Aldi's, I saw that they had launched their partnership with Instacart. That made me quite happy. Aldi's is about a 10 minute drive past my house. That isn't too bad if I'm starting from home, but if I'm going there after work, it then becomes a 30 minute one way drive.

I signed up for the two week free trial of Express where you don't pay any extra fees (other than a tip for the delivery person of course.) I've already used it twice. I had been on the fence about it when they didn't have Aldi's included, because all the other stores are on my way home. But now I'm really considering it.

It's $99 for one year of Express service. That works out to an extra $1.94/week if I use the service every week. Which, I probably would.

I'm still debating on it though.

We ended up going to Golden Corral for Thanksgiving. I had planned on making a lentil roast and sweet potato rolls, but DH thought that making turkey for just one person/one meal would be too much effort.

So instead of putting in hours in the kitchen, I put in nearly 6 hours doing yard work. Blowing leaves out of the edges/bushes and bagging them up. I bagged 9 1/2 bags worth of leaves.

After we ate, DH put together the contraption that goes on the leaf blower to clean the gutters. He had to end up duct taping it on - so, no more leaf blower. It did the job of cleaning the gutters though.

I've been watching Christmas movies on Netflix, also, the show Sisters. I also watched "Precious" on Amazon Prime - powerful movie.

It's been nice to have time to do that.


It's supposed to snow here starting around 2 a.m. We may get 3+ inches. Of course, DH took our snow blower in to be fixed on Monday …

It's hard to think about snow when we've had highs in the 50's+ the last few days.


We got the bill for DH's ambulance ride - the one we were told, "Don't worry about it - it's all included." Yeah … all except for $1k … I'm waiting to see what the real bill will be.

We're also still waiting on the revised EOB for the $42k hospital stay. I have received EOB's showing they are covering the Cardiac Care, so I know they've received the necessary info.


DH got a call from his insurance agent this week. They had been sent a form asking for our financial information. We thought that was weird - how would they know what our assets were?

At any rate this has spurred DH to find an attorney to figure out how best to deal with all this. He had been working on it before the heart attack, but then it kind of fell to the side in priority.

(This is in reference to the accident he got into in August - he hit a cyclist while turning right - while on a delivery.)

From what we can tell, his employer should pick up the tab for this - but we're looking into a lawyer to see what, if anything, we need to do to protect ourselves.

Once this is over, we will be getting umbrella insurance!

Is it just me, or are others having someone make rude comments on very old blog posts? I responded to one, but have been deleting the others.

This is when it would be nice if we could turn off commenting on posts after a certain time period.

8 Responses to “Aldi's and Instacart! Etc”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, I have had very rude comments on old posts -- several different names but I suspect it is the same person, based on style and values. I stopped responding and started deleting. She didn't want a conversation, just wanted to be mean.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    In deleting some of the comments, I went down the rabbit hole of rereading old posts. I read nearly two years worth ... I have nearly 14 years worth of my ramblings here. Yikes.

  3. Petunia100 Says:

    Yes, last week I deleted some very rude comments from one person. There was a follow up comment by a second person, who I suspect was the first person using a different name.

  4. Petunia100 Says:

    This person must lead a very empty life to choose leaving rude comments on old blog posts as a hobby. It's unfortunate.

  5. Petunia100 Says:

    FT, it lead me to re-read some old posts too! It's interesting to see what you were thinking about X way back when. Life certainly changes.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yes, it is unfortunate. And yes, life certainly changes.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    You had quite the productive Thanksgiving!

    I'm getting frustrated with some of the posts from folks on our older posts...one person seems to be advertising his/her business. Grrr!

  8. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Sorry to hear of you husband's health challenges! (I haven't been "here" much lately. The umbrella insurance-- We purchased such a policy beginning only a few years ago. We spend so much money on various kinds of insurance, but it does give me some peace of mind.

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