- Oct 15, 2017
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- mid-Michigan, USoA
I am surprised about that too. How many have to get sick before they shut the county down?
I think Friday DS and I will make our last run and will be able to stay home a month. DD and husband doing about the same.We are on our second week. Monday I was able to drive up north to pick up my flour in #50 bags and chicken feed. So I'm all ready to hunker down. Figured I have enough food and stuff to go for at least a month without going to store. Unless I want fresh fruit.
I absolutely agree this fiasco will speed up our country’s acceptance of work-from-home and online education. I think long term we’ll be able to attribute this to a major shift towards telecommuting for those working computer-based jobs. Ultimately also a great thing for the environment, helping reduce unnecessary commuting emissions.Stores are restocking and right now limited quantities. I reminds me of the rice scare about a decade ago. People who never ate rice bought it so that they would have it. Stupid! I was in town yesterday and bought ONE package of tp, and ONE package of paper towels. When I clean my bathroom I use a bleach product and I don't want to rinse that into my septic tank, so I use paper towels and dry them and burn them. I should be good on both until end of May. DD's made a menu and grocery list and the 3 of us shopped on Friday. We each have freezers, so little waste. Still, I started decluttering last year bc I hadn't done this since we moved 20 years ago. Not feeling too bad about throwing away things I will never use again and aren't nice enough to give to a new owner. Cleaning and organization is a great way to spend any time that you would have been travelling to work. I hope that people will see that they can get a LOT more done on the Internet than in person. I believe that a great deal of brick and morter work time is bc of habit. I have never understood why the smartphone, meetings online, etc. haven't replaced flying to another city to meet. I am sure that face to face meetings have their place, but I believe it isn't All necessary anymore. You can call/text/email employees in different cities to meet online in 30 minutes and work through issues. Lots cheaper and much less time consuming. Time IS money in the business world. They also use Intranets, which are private. Only problem is overloading bandwidths, but I suspect that nerdy geniuses will figue out how to split those, just like LED's use much less electricity to produce light.
I want to mention, TOO, that many universities have shut down classrooms and expect their undergrads to finish the semesters online this Spring, 2020. When I went back to get teacher certification I was required to take an additonal one hundred hours of classwork, which I started in 1998. In the early 2000's online classes were introduced. When I asked the dept., if I could do my classwork (which I meant by ALL but the practicum) they looked at me as If I had 2 heads. I believe that those students without reading disabilities will soon discover that they can study and regurgitate the materials just as easily and lots cheaper by studying and taking proficiency tests, thus eliminating the time and expense of many sit down classes. It should be interesting and entertaining, especiallyl since univerisities had not EVERY in my lifetime gone DOWN in their prices.
We bought a HUGE bag of pinto beans at Costco for a pittance when we were quite broke. It took us 3 years to finish it. Obviously we weren’t eating them all the time. Finishing that bag felt like a major achievement, lol.A friend of mine texted me from Costco asking if I wanted anything. Wanted frozen chicken but of course that was gone. So I jokingly asked for a roasted chicken. Got some coffee for me and my daughter and a roasted chicken! He said they were allowing only 1 per family so he gave/sold us theirs since they had plenty of chicken at home. I thought that was nice. I should have asked for beans but didn't think of it.
My daughter had gone but turned around when she saw the line going around the building. She had worked the night before and was tired and needed to get to sleep. I found out they have senior hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 8-9 and offered to go for her. But she doesn't want us out at stores. If I don't go there I will go to Safeway. They too have senior hours on same days but from 7-9. I just hope they are stocked. There haven't been any beans for 2 weeks now.
Also check if your food bank accepts fresh produce. Mine does!Hey gardeners. Think about your neighbors, friends and family. Think about people who are now unemployed and who will be short of enough food to eat. Plant extra for these people. The assisted living facility where I have gone to work is having a hard time finding enough food to plan 3 meals a day for the residents. I will plant extra squash, green beans and other vegetables to help out.
Think about homeless shelters and any other place you can think of where there is a need. If as many of us as possible pitch in to help our communities, we can accomplish a great deal. Together, we can do this.