Donate to your food bank, get a Chuck Miller artwork! Help us get through COVID-19!!

These are the times that try our souls.  With the COVID-19 pandemic raging throughout the world, families are working from home, students are tele-learning from home, and those who live paycheck to paycheck are discovering their paycheck isn’t going as far as it once did.  They’re relying on food banks and other charitable organizations to…

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The COVID-19 finally hit home. Ugh.

So I was set for three back-to-back-to-back contests with the Albany Patroons this weekend at the Washington Avenue Armory. Then I received an e-mail yesterday afternoon. And my weekend plans just got mangled. Because of the increased coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, various organizations – colleges, sports leagues, even parades – have been forced to shut down…

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How to communicate with your Uber driver

I’m still on the mend from my ankle injury, so although I can actually have gig services take care of my laundry and my groceries, I still need to use a ride share to get from one place to the next. Yesterday, I had a unique experience while ride sharing. And by “unique,” I mean…

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My adventures with Price Chopper’s grocery delivery service

While I’m still on the mend from my broken ankle, I’ve tried to operate in a more self-sufficient manner.  Since I can’t use a laundromat, I’ve signed up with Best Cleaners, a laundry pick-up-and-drop-off service, to take care of my dirty clothes.  Since I can’t drive, I’ve learned to Uber here and there – at…

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A laundry service and the 40-day challenge

I’m still on the mend from a broken ankle and the subsequent surgery.  In that time, I’ve developed various survival skills and the like.  Delivery services for food, for example. But one thing I haven’t been able to work around has been laundry. When I moved to the Town and Village in 2010, my apartment…

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Progress report on the broken ankle

Tuesday morning.  I already had an overflow of emotions – hope for progress on my surgically repaired broken right ankle; worry that some minute thing I did in the past five weeks might have derailed all the progress; and weariness because I asked for an 8am appointment. Driving’s still out of the question, so I…

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Who’s got a good recipe for homemade chicken soup?

That’s one nickname for it, the Technicolor yawn.  Another name is to pray to the holy god of porcelain.  If you do it in Disney World, they call it a rainbow or a protein spill. But for a couple of days last week … I had a seriously upset stomach.  I could not hold ANYTHING…

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Thirteen stitches, eleven screws, and a plate

My busted ankle and I arrived at ortho yesterday. For two weeks, i followed the doctor’s advice – no weight-bearing on that ankle, not even an ounce.  I scooted around on a knee scooter and stayed off my splinted ankle. Now comes the time to find out whether all that patience paid off for this…

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