Sometimes I wonder if I should continue with this blog or not. I go for many long stretches and do not have any new posts. I do not take notes for everyday like I did when I first started the blog. Also when I am down and out, which I was for about a week, I usually do not bother even getting on the computer much. During the week I was pretty much confined to the bed I only got online to check my mail and check for any questions on my blogs. Nothing but spam. That’s another reason why I wonder if my blog does any good, not very many comments. I do get messages from people every now and then thanking me for the blog though. They say it helps them and since that was my goal for the blog when I first started it, it helps me continue on with it. I guess I’ll go with it for awhile longer and see how things go. I get more action, comments, ad clicks and views on my other blog. Of course it has a much wider audience, so that’s not really a fair comparison. Like I said, I haven’t written anything down, but I’ve got a few things in my head that have happen recently and a couple of things I’d like to bring you up to date on.
I guess I’ll do a couple of shorter posts and put one in now and schedule the other for a couple of days from now. I actually already typed a couple of paragraphs and I’m adding this paragraph to the front of them. I started with the more recent things and the next post will be probably more things, but just a little bit older and maybe less interesting for y’all, maybe not. I always hope that whatever I type in here will somehow help someone in some way.
Photo from: Calbayog Journal
I was just talking with Randy on Facebook a few minutes ago and I did get an idea for something to do for the blog. I want to wait a few more days so my leg will be more completely healed and then I’ll see if I can make the thought in my head look good in a post. I have the basic idea, but it’s going to take a little thought on just exactly what to do and say, so I’ll reflect on that while I’m waiting on this leg. I’m not saying what it is right now, in case I have to change it to something else, if the original thought doesn’t look like it will work out.
Well finally on 12 Feb 2016 the Metro Supermarket opened here in Calbayog. I hear it is a pretty awesome store, even better than the Robinson Supermarket that we have been going to in Tacloban. Of course this one is much closer also. I have not been inside the new supermarket yet. I do not like going to places that just opened because it is way too crowded. I plan my first visit on 2 Mar, right after payday. I’m hoping that some of the “new” will be worn off by then and the aisles will be less crowded and the lines a lot shorter. I’m told there are 2 floors. The first floor is the supermarket and the 2nd floor is the department store. I am not expecting to be able to go in there and it will be like shopping at an HEB or Albertsons, but I am expecting more than we have had here. I’ve learned that the fruit and vegetable section is really nice and the meat department is pretty good too. I’ve even heard that they have ready made sandwiches there. I’m hoping those sandwiches are ones that have things I like on them. If not well at least have the makings of a decent sandwich within the store. All I really need, for the most part usually, is (good) ham, (good) cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. Of course salami would be nice. I’ve heard there is also a deli in there, but it’s not like a stateside deli. There are no cold cuts for slicing. I’m curious to see just what their deli looks like. The hoagie rolls would be something I’d like too. Anyway, I’ll let y’all know what I find out and I hope I remember to bring my camera to take a few pictures of the inside. I wonder if there is a pharmacy? I sent a message to Randy on Facebook to ask him, he’s been there like 4 times already, but he is not on right now. Maybe he will answer soon.