Many of you know that I am completely and literally addicted to club soda. Straight out of the chilled bottle, I drink tons of it. No real harm in it, it is only water with carbonation added. I have been drinking it for years and several times I have tried to wean myself off of it, but nothing can take it's place. It has never been too much of a problem, Hy-Vee sells a very good version for about fifty cents a liter bottle, and when I was married and living with my husband, he didn't mind doing the shopping and lugging of the eight to ten bottles that I would drink in a week. Fast forward to marriage separation, and now we have a problem. With my back and spine issues, lugging those heavy bottles out of the store and up to the third floor of my building, is impossible. Even using the elevator. I do not have the strength. So far, this carrying of supplies alone has been the biggest issue to living by myself. I have learned and gained enough strength to manage most of what I buy, but the club soda remained a problem. Mark - who lives down the hall and remains my good friend has been my rescuer. He graciously goes out each weekend and purchases a case of club soda and carries it up to my apartment. He didn't/doesn't mind, but it has always made me feel dependent on him and I HATE that feeling.
And then, one day at Bed, Bath and Beyond:
OMGOSH---this thing is AWESOME! Tap water, this little gizmo machine, a bottle of co2 --- and I have club soda! No more lugging of anything, other than a small Co2 canister every couple of weeks! It does a great job, will save me some money and there will be no more damned plastic bottles to deal with, ever again! Plus, if your thing is soda - Pepsi, Mountain Dew-- the like, then you just buy the little bottles of flavoring and you have instant, home-made soda. It's very green, it's very clean, it's very AWESOME! Seriously, I am so excited! Wooo- hoo! One more solution to the living alone problem. :)
Now, if I could just manufacture my own (very heavy) cat litter...
Happy Sunday. :)