Solution!

The podiatrist near me (only a few miles, if that) can take me Thursday. This is not going to be an expensive taxi ride. I am so relieved. I will have to take the cab both ways. I am okay with that. Under $8 for an Uber. When I first moved here we did not have Uber. Now we even have Instacart!  No Amazon Prime Pantry here, though. Oh, screw ’em.

Feedback and comments welcome!