This is a discussion on How Are YOU Doing? (COVID-19 Impact) within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I stopped at a Food Lion today to get a pound of butter. Itís my impression that a lot of panic buying has backed off. ...
I stopped at a Food Lion today to get a pound of butter. Itís my impression that a lot of panic buying has backed off. Itís pretty easy to go by the Campbells soup rack and see what the favorites are. They donít need no stinking marketing folks now. Some is GONE, and some remain. If they stocked TP again, the mobs would surely roll in. As long as they donít ratchet up a new and scarier news flash and allow folks to adjust day to day, rather than freak day to day, some of the edges will fall away.
What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?
My parts budget is now near zero, and no school. So now I can catch up on all the projects that get put aside by 'accidentally' broken windows (horseplay is not an accident), toilets stuffed with TP, blown breakers, etc. It might mean I get to work on the house a bit more. On the down side, it means more time with the wicked witch who condemns based on imaginary offenses, and not allowed to explain reality.
When seconds count, help is only 18+ minutes away!
Seems counter-productive to shorten the hours and have more crowded stores, but that is where we're at. And we were bordering a hot state like you.
You can be contagious before you feel symptoms.
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I just checked my hours and I'm going to be about $50-100 short this week due to CV-19. It would have been more, but it's been a fight to get a new door installed and, as is usual in this 60+ year old building, it wasn't a simple swap. It didn't help me today that the manufacturer included WOOD screws for the commercial steel door jam. Another wasted run to two hardware stores. I expect to be $100-200 next week.
When seconds count, help is only 18+ minutes away!
I am fortunate. I have a steady income and have been prepared for this for a long time. That said, many aren't -- including those in the area who provide services to my children (Martial Arts, Ballet, etc). We are continuing to pay them regardless -- though most are trying to embrace technology in the interim. I feel for those who will lose everything because of this.
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We really have not been impacted by the going's on that much instead of going out to eat we are cooking at home, I should say the MrsFlh is cooking
We did change up on shopping, as now we are shopping for our parents and bringing the groceries to them .
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In our area they are all on total lockdown. If you are not an employee you do not get in. In fact, the man next door left to go to his daughter's house approx 80 miles from where we live because she is remodeling her house. His wife is in a nursing home and since he is not allowed to visit her, he figured he could help his daughter remodel.
Our next door neighbor on the other side just came home from a fairly long hospital stay (auto accident) in the one city with by far the most COVID cases in our state. Hopefully he is OK.
I am sick with probably a massive super nasty "head cold" that has gone to my bronchial tubes and is sticking there. I need to stay far away from any potential sources of other infection.
Fortunately, so far, Gramps is doing fine so he is making the grocery store trips for us - which he mostly does anyway. We are both senior-seniors (that means over 80). My best friend who is mid 50's reminds me that I'm not a spring chicken anymore. BUT I WANT TO BE............
More and more places in our area are going from "open but keeping attendance very sparse" to "curb service only" to "CLOSED" for at least two weeks.
My heart goes out to all the people who worked for fairly low hourly wages and/or just tips! They are the ones who never had any extra to put into an emergency savings fund, and now so very many of them have no income at all. Join me in praying for these people!
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