“The old lady” left home shortly before 8:30 AM–en route to a nine o’clock doctor’s appointment. The doctor was very helpful as I discussed my health problems. A battery of tests will follow after she gets a report from the blood tests. The doctor’s visit was followed by an extreme haircut in a nearby shop. Then, to nearby Walmart for things (on the list) not available at my market. Recently, I acknowledged that I can’t handle large boxes of books (too heavy). I need smaller boxes for the pending donation to Love Packages. In the Deli Department, I saw a shopping cart with a pile of flattened empty small boxes. I asked… and “yes” I could take the boxes. It doesn’t balance money-wise but I “spent” the money I saved on colored light bulbs. I’ll always have pretty bulbs decorating the carport and front yard. The bulbs are reported to last for twelve years so they will outlive me (ha). Confession: The light bulbs (and strings of lights) are less expensive than plants for the garden. They are my “inexpensive” (feeble?) attempt to have an attractive yard (with low maintenance).