Use what you have ... plan to upgrade
My intent is to produce good captures without having to spend more than I absolutely have to, to do it. I bust on the "kit" lens because it is inconsistent. Last night, it was fine against the other zooms ... today, who knows? One day I'll get something reasonable, the next time out ... nothing reasonable. When I am travelling, I just cannot take that chance.
My investment in TAMRON-glass has provided me with excellent and consistent results. I know, also, that if I have a problem with any of their lenses, there is a 6-year warranty on it. If the lens is undamaged and you can successfully demonstrate the problem, it gets fixed ... no charge. Just take your test shots with you and it is much easier. Unfortunately, most of my Minolta-mount glass is well over a decade old ... some, two decades. It still works.
I hope you are up and around, real soon. There is a lot of world to practice your craft on. Post the good stuff ... and ask about improving the ... uh, not-so-good stuff. ;)