JoAnn and Carol, sorry you missed the show tonight. It was very good. They did a heart transplant on a young man. Yes, it is on every Thurs. night, but I'm not sure for how much longer.
JoAnn, the drain is working, but there hasn't been much. The last few days it's only been about 3 cc in a 24-hour period. It's inflamed and sore where the stitches are, so I'll probably end up taking it out before next Tues. (my next appt.)
Carol, I hear you on money. I am so careful...watch for sales and use coupons and store card...but my total today for groceries was $105--that's for a week's worth. And it's just me and two cats! I didn't get any meat except for half a pound of hamburger meat that was on sale.
I get a break on my phone bill for local calls. I basically just pay the taxes. I recently dropped the wire maintenance plan. I signed up with Pioneer for long distance at 2.9 cents a minute, but haven't yet gotten a bill. I may have to switch from AOL to something less expensive. I took the handicapped van to the grocery store today and a cab home. Gave the driver a nice tip since he brought all my groceries upstairs. I saved $10-25 today over what I had been paying my neighbor. I have my cleaning gal coming tomorrow. She is a neighbor who is out of work. I may have to cut down to every two weeks. I'm at the point where I'm thinking of applying for food stamps. I would probably only get $10 or so a month, but with the prices on groceries, even that would help.
ETA: John, you were posting at the same time I was. I hope you start feeling better soon, and that you get a good night's sleep tonight. I'm headed that way myself in a few minutes.