Now, I am in here six months, SIX, and can’t buy toothpaste. Forget coffee.
I got the ICON version of canteen today, 2 boxes or 12 cough drops, 2 sets of ear
plugs, and 3 batteries, as well as 17 postage stamps. I ordered the stamps in
the hopes of trading for some coffee, as we certainly can’t buy that in seg! My ‘neighbor’ wants 24 stamps for one and a half ounces of instant coffee maker. That’s IF he fishes it to me. I will have to wait until he decides to do so. Here is a list of what inmates in ICON can ‘order’. Note: NO FOOD.
ointment menthol lozenges antifungal cream pimple lotion Blistex Noxzema ear plugs batteries shower shoes Braun Razor replacement blades foils a plastic watch (worth about $6. )for $9.17.
Oh stamps, and denture cream, which I will need if I am never going to be allowed to buy toothpaste..lolol…if we don’t laugh, we’ll drown in tears in here…
God, I hope my cousin was able to order that food package before I was sentenced with ICON. I just wish she would write me back to let me know what was going on with her. I need to get my family’s addresses and phone numbers because when they put me in here the guards took my address book and threw it away. Now I can’t get in touch with anyone. Not that I can call before February, but I could at least write some of my family members up north…trusting in God…He’s in control.
I have just lain around today, not wanting to move much. I took a shower and now feel better to try and write. Getting a bath every other day doesn’t help, but the swelling is very painful, even above the incision, and the area is very hard. I am still getting wheeled to and from, but the weighted handcuffs don’t help.
I still didn’t get my coffee after paying my stamps, so I better get it tonight. I won’t have but one stamp left, so I want to get this out tomorrow, and then I ‘ll have to wait until Friday to buy more.
Oh, now my neighbor admits it was only 10 stamps for one and a half ounces of coffee grounds. It was 20 for the whole bag, so he gave me six stamps back. Is this insane, or what?