Tags: no hassle groceries

11/01/09

  01:59:58 pm, by The Dreamer   , 97 words  
Categories: General

Wonder if No Hassle Groceries will return

Link: http://www.nohasslegroceries.com

Or has it just died and gone away?

The site currently says "Temporarily Closed" and "will re-open on Saturday, September 5th." Well, its way past that date.

The last time I ordered was shortly after the bike accident in August, when I didn't have much use of right arm. It was handy then.

Last month I wanted to use it to stock up for the H1N1 flu, but it was showing that message. Now that the flu has past, I could really use a stock up....

What will I do now?

Maybe time to revisit using NetGrocer.

07/05/09

  12:12:00 pm, by The Dreamer   , 562 words  
Categories: Home, Appliances, Healthcare

Doing fan shuffle

I have picked up another fan....using Amazon Prime. Strange how lately after I order an item, Amazon is suddenly out of the item and projecting 1-2 months before they'll have it again. Makes it hard to get another immediately after if I find that I like it (or love it....wouldn't mind having another one or two PowerSource 400's)

Anyways...had a AM doctor appointment last Thursday, so I quickly ordered a few new items using Amazon Prime to arrive later that morning. The main item being Lasko 42" Wind Curve Platinum. I had originally wanted the Lasko 52" Oscillating Pedestal Fan, but it went out of stock by the time I was ready to place the order....with a projected 1-2 months before it'll be in stock again. In retrospect, it might have been more useful for my application.

This morning, I was thinking about the bad nights I had had lately. One was waking up wet from sweat. I had intended to have a second more direct fan for my bedroom, but the Honeywell proved to be too noisy for sleeping use, even on its lowest setting.

So, I set about to find a spot in my bedroom where the Lasko fan would go. Ideally I wanted to rearrange the furniture of my bedroom, but the UPS fiasco of July 3rd...threw a wrench into my plan to maybe take a stab at doing it this long weekend. I may just have to burn some vacation time to get it done. Eventually, I decided the stop next to my bed is currently occupied by floor lamp...which wasn't plugged in (because I needed the outlet for CPAP stuff) and I haven't used. So I moved it into storage.

The fan is a little low standing along side my bed, hence the thinking that the 52" might have worked better. Though I knew I needed tall, so the normal 33" ones would definitely not have worked (I had tower fans in Dublin, OH, but I didn't bring them in move because there were close to worn out...and I ran out of space on moving truck.) A quick test and it seems that it should do the job more than adequately, perhaps too well (perhaps when I rearrange the bedroom it won't be placed so close to the bed).... However, during the testing, I discovered that the fan's remote conflicted and triggered strange behavior in the Honeywell fan.

I had been meaning to have a fan in the living room, and had intended the Honeywell fan to initially take that spot. Except that there was stuff in the spot that I was considering for it. So, today was finally the day to toss clear that spot. The biggest item being the box for my Dell Dimension XPS computer (circa 1993). I decided to toss it. Even though the computer will likely be around for a few more years, I hope that I won't have to move before I get around to replacing it.....

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05/31/09

  11:12:23 pm, by The Dreamer   , 456 words  
Categories: General, Amateur Radio

No Hassle Groceries -- Take Two

Link: http://www.nohasslegroceries.com

Well, this weekend was the big Zimbra migration for K-State. And, figuring that I would be home nursing it along all weekend, I shot for this weekend as the next time I would give No Hassle Groceries a shot.

Even though I had time to go play radio guy for the Cycle CASA 2009 event. The Zimbra migration went quickly and was all done much sooner than planned.

I found that I had more time today than I had intended. Though it was kind of warm out, I decided to go do groceries at Dillons ... more or less as normal. But, when I got home, I decided that I was till going to give No Hassle Groceries a shot.

I had started a shopping cart, which I found the site still remembered. I refined it....removing stuff that I could get by with and focusing on ordering more of the things that I don't get because...they are a hassle, or impractical given my constraints.

And, then I fired the order off. There was no confirmation....and it said delivery time was 40 to 60 minutes...after 40 minutes nothing, after 60 minutes nothing. It was kind of annoying in that I was now putting other stuff off waiting for the delivery. But, it did eventually show up.

Now there were quite a few things that weren't available. Some got substitutions, and they were good. Others just weren't there (even though there was indication that there were alternatives available, just that different flavor wasn't an automatic substitution).

Which was kind of disappointing, because one of the main items that were out...was a couple tubs of ice cream. Something that is a hassle to buy, especially as it gets warmer and warmer...and not just because of space or weight.

I wondered how the items that weren't available would be adjusted on my payment. I paid with PayPal (the only option) and eventually a refund for the missing items was sent back to PayPal.

It is better than NetGrocer for getting the things that are a hassle to buy, in that it offers fresh, refrigerated and frozen items that I can't get this way. It has been a long time since I don't a stock up order from NetGrocer, and it will probably be an even longer time as hopefully this service grows.

It however isn't quite to the level that would replace doing regular groceries, and of course....I haven't done NetGrocer in a long time since I now have access to a grocery store. Though I still supplement some of the food purchases through other online channels. And, this one may be one of my new regular options.

Now to work up another shopping cart and see about trying again to get ice cream for home....

05/17/09

  12:41:10 pm, by The Dreamer   , 501 words  
Categories: General, TV

No Hassle Groceries....not yet.

Link: http://shop.nohasslegroceries.com

Years ago, when I first moved to the US. I came to live in an area where I did not have foot access to groceries or much else. Having come from a small city where I could talk to work and walk to groceries and just about everything else I needed (or use public transportation). It was kind of a shock. Of course, public transportation in the US is pretty much non-existent.

But, soon I found that Columbus, Ohio had Peapod...so I was ordering all my groceries online using Peapod, and I survived....until Peapod went away and left me with no groceries. I switched to using NetGrocer, which meant no more fresh items...but I still survived. In fact, I kind of miss those days in some ways...because it seemed I had greater variety and more creative meals than now. Though I did live across the street from work, and which gave me more time to cook before the start of Prime Time (which was 8pm, here in Kansas it's 7pm...so even less time).

Anyways, now I live halfway between a grocery store and work....its about a 30 minute walk to work. The walk to groceries is harder, because it's more up hill on the return. I wouldn't use public transportation to do groceries, though I would use it for other things. However, I was surprised to learn that there is no public transit here in Manhattan, KS. Even though of the small city I was from before, was about 30,000 and it had 6 fixed transit routes, 5 running regularly....well, could also be said it was 4 routes, where two routes had two buses that ran opposite sides of the run. It did feature a summer population boost due to the nearby military base. But, Manhattan, KS also has a military base nearby....but additionally has a University. But, transportation around and in/out of the city has been somewhat strange. Guess that's one of the big differences between Canada and the US.... Hopefully things will improve soon.

Well, on Monday morning I happened to be listening to bits and pieces of the morning radio alarm...and heard about No Hassle Groceries, I wasn't sure if I was dreaming it or not...but once I found the site and it seemed real...I made a plan to try it out today.

Only problem is that I went to the site today...and it says "We will be closed Sunday, May 17". So much for being no hassle.

Guess I'll have to go do groceries the traditional way....even though it messes up my plan to not leave home and tackle a home project that I've been putting off, because usually I'm too tired to do it after a hike.

This was also the first weekend in a long time where I didn't have UPS deliveries to pick up...which was kind of based around the idea of trying to take the hassle out of my weekend run to the grocery store.

Not sure which I'll try again....I will have deliveries to pick up next weekend....

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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