The budget for the event was adequate, but not extravagant. I spent considerable time researching options for food and paper products, and developed a shopping list that cherry picked the best deals at three different stores.
I thought I had everything under control. And then Mother Nature stepped in.
|Coming our way
I had purchased the paper products earlier in the week (buying heavy because I knew I could return any unopened packages), but because of my schedule today had to be Buy Perishables day. My carefully curated grocery list got halved, or for some items cut even more. After lunch I went to Aldi and came home with snack foods and breakfast items, crossing my fingers that I didn't overbuy.
And if by some crazy coincidence I didn't get enough? There's a grocery store right across the street from the meeting venue.
Five years ago today: The Random Acts Of Kindness Adventure #4