SY arrived last night, bringing two large bags of groceries and her friend HS (no machine, although they got a big kick out of my misunderstanding her on the phone). My kitchen is now well stocked, and should easily last me until my departure next week for vacation. I only made one small mistake on my Korean grocery list, and fortunately they figured out what I meant.
Also, before they arrived I was working on a larger verb conjugation chart for my Korean studies. While SY was cooking, I had HS check and correct my work on about 15 new verbs I added to my list. I will have more to say in the future about my language studies, but I am amazed when I ask for help on something like this list of verbs, how much disagreement I find amongst Koreans. No wonder learning Korean can be difficult for foreigners.