Our 24 hour pharmacy.......and it's only 3 blocks from our house :o)
Having groceries delivered locally via internet (only the bulk items and staples like milk, vegies, meat) This is a new extravagance we love. For what we spend on delivery, we save on time and gas. Plus you can use coupons, and shop store deals this way too!
Large boxes of diapers ordered via internet, delivered from T*arg*et using a red card- with 5% off
Internet shopping sales! (I can shop a K*ohls sale with a 30% off card and Ko*hls cash back with better deals than going to the store! With free shipping!) Somedays I have 3-4 screens open- price comparing! LOL!!
I know years ago we did so much of this ourselves, and it was much easier because we were younger. I had more energy! I miss that energy. (High blood pressure meds are the worst :o( We also had more baby sitters and helpers. We have not had a babysitter since last September! ouch!
I have friends in their 60s and 70s who only use the computer for FB and e-mail, if they use a computer at all. I probably would be one of them. But little boys with special needs make me stretch and grow in ways I never knew existed!
Sometimes I miss going to the store, pushing a real shopping cart, touching the items in the store.
And right now other than delivery men visits, the mail man and friends, we are semi-isolated until we get the next 4 surgeries completed.
Then we anticipate something new and very exciting! In Home OT/PT!! Our insurance has never allowed this before due to expense. I have driven several children to tons of appointments over the years. But now with more than 2 children in the home needing these services, the insurance has approved home visits!!! YEAH!!
Of course once spring comes we head up north. You'd think being in the woods on a lake you'd be secluded? Nope! Everybody is outside. And neighbors are almost as close as in the city. (what's a few 100 feet!) Sound carries farther so you hear everybody!! Even across the lake! LOL! We are only 1 mile from town and an amazing EMS ambulance that takes people 18 miles to the nearest hospital up there. Exactly what a large family with special needs- needs! We love our time there.
Those are some of our family's biggest life savers!