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Afternoon all City vs country living seems to be different.

 

Will probably be another week or two before the need to shop arises.  Maybe after the next snow storm, tomorrow to Monday.

 

Delivery to a vehicle seems like a great idea, googled it and nearest that does it, is 2-hours distant in Farmington.

 

My local super store it just won't happen, not enough people. I was actually shocked when the Brew Pub at ski resort delivered a meal yesterday.

 

Not allowed to disappear for 3 days I guess🤣. Just decided to catch up on my sleep, and figure out how/when the barber might reopen slightly shaggy And furry for the moment. 

 

Time to knead some bread, today is baking day and then maybe a cake, still battling to keep weight on.

 

Froze

 

 

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Good morning, Front Porchers!

I've enjoyed hearing about everyone's pre-apocalyptic experiences as we hunt and forage for food and other goods.  The hoarding is so ridiculous and selfish.  But we are now in week three or four of the pandemic and it is still a problem.  In fact, I haven't been able to find a can of Lysol spray for the past three weeks.  So the other dayI decided to try Amazon.  They were out of stock.  So at a lark, I turned to eBay and that's were things got crazy.  You see I landed on a one day auction that had started at .99 cents and rose to and sold at $54.00!   $54.00 for a 16 oz. can of Lemon Scented Lysol Spray with a shipping cost of $8.25.  So in the end some poor, desperate person paid $62.25 for one singular can of Lysol spray that under normal circumstances would sell for less than $5.00 at most any store.  Outrageous!!!

 

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Kinda tired of ordering list of groceries to be delivered and they arrive 2 days later, all 1 bag, with 1 gal of milk and 2 loaves of bread out of 4 maybe 5 expected bags.  Thank you Market Basket, H.E.B. and especially Walmart, for letting people hoard.  Oh and don't forget the media for scaring us to death, so we can race right out and buy everything on the shelf whether we need it or not and be exposed so we can share the virus.

 

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Traffic, after slowing for  several weeks has been booming near my house.   I am hearing cars at all hours.  Of course the weather is warm but where are all these people going?  The numbers in my county have gone up 100% in the last 24 hours.  Still low but worrisome.  People at the stores are very careful and keep their distance except for the cashier.  No plexi glass yet.  I do not have to venture inside a store until the middle of next week.   I am trying produce delivery from Misfits Market.  Anyone have experience with them?

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GREETINGS  All,

I think  the toilet paper  rush is over.  Or the stores  are able  to restock the shelves.  I love  the  person's post about the tattoo  and toilet  paper  and  Lysol.  Funny  but  true. At least  stores are getting  the supplies  to the shelves.  I only  hope  we will  be  able  to  get all the Testing  kits, gloves,  masks,  Ventilaters needed, place beds. Nice  to  see , people  are  working  together.  This is a welcome  change.  Stay safe.  Remember  each  state  has programs  to  help  you  with  paying  your  bills.  Like,  gas, electricity  water, Senior Freeze  or  taxes. Please  take  advantage  of  your  states programs. Paad  has  lifetime  benefits  helps with  gas and electricity.  Plus,  your  car's  registration.  Stay safe  calm.

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@catwoman500 wrote:

@MsStretch ...I hadn't heard that about the reusable bags. Thanks for the info. It does make sense!


I hadn't either until recently.  In fact, earlier when the public was just going into panic mode, one email I got from a store (Giant, I think) asked you bring your own bags because, although they had an ample supply of bags, they could not guarantee how long they would last during the hoarding.

 

Extraordinary times, indeed.

 

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@MsStretch ...I hadn't heard that about the reusable bags. Thanks for the info. It does make sense!

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@catwoman500, I had read that most stores are requesting you don't bring your reusable bags to the store, and those that still allow it say you must bag your own groceries.  When you think about it, it makes sense.  I always use reusable, but when and if I venture out to public places, I don't wish to possibly infect surfaces with my bags.  They are already working hard to keep everything disinfected.  So hanging my bags up temporarily and using plastic (which I read are safer than paper) and will just take to plastic bag/wrap recycling bins.

 

What was some woman doing in the store with a radio on her head?!   Of course, it's hard to deny help, but these are extraordinary times and this woman should have left all unnecessary foreign objects outside in her vehicle.

 

Noticed I was low on cat litter yesterday, so dang it, can't let that run out.  Tried PetSmart's new curbside delivery.  While I was ordering litter online, figured I might as well throw some cat food in.  Some was unavailable (sold out) for shipping and my store had very limited supplies.  Couldn't get the shreds the kids like, but found suitable substitutes.  (Darn spoiled TNRs.)  I really am liking this bringing it out to my truck.  No pushing a cart around the aisles looking for what I need.  No standing in line at the cashier. 👍

 

Once people fill up their sheds and garages with TP & PT and the suppliers & stores have a chance to catch up with the sudden increased demand, some of us less inclined to panic hoard might stand a chance to resupply as needed.

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Still haven't had to venture physically into any store.  Dreading when I do.

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Hi, Porch Peeps!

Well…an interesting visit to my bank and stores today. Armed in my disposable gloves, I set out. I was the only customer in the bank. They closed our drive through years ago, and the ATM, not that I ever use it, is in the lobby, so they kind of have to keep this branch open. Floor was marked with places to stand, but no Plexiglas for the tellers!

Got finished with that and went to Fresh Market. Handicapped spot was available. An employee in a long white lab coat like thing was standing inside the doors disinfecting carts and pointed to the ones that were ready. Very few people were in the store. I got almost everything that was on my list. Got to the checkout, mentioned my FM reusable bags I brought in and the girl told me they were not allowed to bag, so I proceeded to bag my stuff like I do at the Acme. Next stop was Starbucks. Long line at the drive through which of course I expected since the store part is closed. Next and final stop was Giant. Cars were sparse in the lot and I got my usual Handicapped spot. Signs and announcements about keeping distance abounded. Got what I wanted…of course paper and cleaning products weren’t even on my list and those shelves were empty. In one aisle, this older woman asked if I could help her. OMG! I felt so bad! I went a little closer and she said she had her radio on her head and the battery had fallen down the back of her shirt. I apologized immensely, but told her I couldn’t help her. She said. “I’m not contagious or anything.” I just couldn’t make myself help her. Eventually after taking off her jacket, the battery pack fell out on the floor. Now I feel so guilty, but I don’t know who this woman was. In normal times, I wouldn’t hesitate to help. So this is what we have come to. Geeze! I get to the checkout and this store did have a Plexiglas shield for the cashier, and he packed my bags like normal. Thanked him profusely for working, and then thanked an older woman who was working outside. She told me she was glad to have the job since her other job was in a school and of course she can’t work if the schools are closed.

So that was my shopping experience for today. Glad it is only an “every-other-Friday” jaunt. Next will be my normal Acme trip on Sunday. Wonder when there will ever be any paper products on the shelves.

Hoping you all remain well.

 

Drink up!Drink up!

 

 

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Good evening to everyone on the Front Porch on this Thursday on the 20th of March! We have been doing our share of social distancing lately. We have gone to the drug store a couple of times and taken advantage of the insurance company allowing us to get a 90 day supply of our medications early.  We have been to the grocery store a couple of times and cleaned out our freezer. This has resulted in a couple of interesting evening meals like brats and steamed vegetables in a bag in the microwave. 

 

We are looking at days in the mid 40's with off and on shower's over the next few days. 

I'm seeing an increase in people following the posts here on the Front Porch. I am feeling good about our offering some ways for people to enjoy coming to the Front Porch where we have good distancing. Have a restful evening and enjoy your morning coffee here with us. 

 

 

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