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  1. the scientist who saw the pandemic coming

    I put this under preparedness because I thought this interview explained in a simple manner the whys of our current situation:...
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    I think we should all look to our governors to...

    I think we should all look to our governors to see what's going on rather than Trumpy.
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    My 85 yo MIL who is in assisted living lockdown...

    My 85 yo MIL who is in assisted living lockdown went to an orthopedic doctor today with her daughter who works in retail. The visit was very unnecessary as all they did was tell her once again that...
  4. I could easily do almost all vegetarian but DH...

    I could easily do almost all vegetarian but DH will only eat certain dishes. He calls me the bean queen. I have been training him though to eat less meat :)
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    Beautiful last few days but more snow and cold...

    Beautiful last few days but more snow and cold this coming weekend. Down to 17 so not cleaning up yard too much just yet. Glad we got groceries today.
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    Tonight is use up some potatoes and a small...

    Tonight is use up some potatoes and a small amount of sandwich ham that is getting old, ie scalloped potatoes. Side of my favorite kale dish that DH makes - sautéed kale with red onion, garlic, sun...
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    We went grocery shopping this morning - with...

    We went grocery shopping this morning - with masks and gloves. I didn't want to go out at all but wasn't having much success with online or pickup delivery. The key is going first thing in the...
  8. Never been attracted to going on a cruise. Too...

    Never been attracted to going on a cruise. Too much like a floating mall/Petri dish. I wouldn't mind going on one of the small European ones but they are pricey. The older I get, the more satisfied I...
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    I canceled late last night as the flight still...

    I canceled late last night as the flight still shows as going this morning. I think they keep a couple of nonstop flights going with or without passengers.
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    It will go towards a major car repair if and when...

    It will go towards a major car repair if and when we are able to get out again.
  11. Thread: Costco Mailer

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    I placed a small delivery order for foodstuffs...

    I placed a small delivery order for foodstuffs from Costco last week and the only thing that was not out of stock was coffee.
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    Grandchildren and everyday life. Food shopping...

    Grandchildren and everyday life. Food shopping was a ritual for us - an enjoyment. We were set to see them this week and I am trying not to focus on the moments we are missing.
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    SIL has filed for unemployment as said nasty...

    SIL has filed for unemployment as said nasty religious retailer has frozen all accrued vacation and sick leave pay for its employees. They will be provided health insurance through the end of April...
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    Many of us will lose our elders in nursing homes...

    Many of us will lose our elders in nursing homes and not even get to see them again. My MIL was sent to the ER last night as she fell and broke her elbow at her assisted living place. I am thinking...
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    Watching Unorthodox on Hulu about a young NYC...

    Watching Unorthodox on Hulu about a young NYC Jewish girl who "escapes" from her Orthodox clan. I was not familiar with some of their practices so it is all very interesting.
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    Tonight will be creating with things near the...

    Tonight will be creating with things near the edge. A half bag of orecchiette pasta baked with mushrooms, green onions, one slice of chopped bacon and lots of garlic in a spinach (frozen) cream sauce...
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    Wow, DH is downstairs making cookies!!

    Wow, DH is downstairs making cookies!!
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    There have been endless articles about...

    There have been endless articles about "sterilizing" your groceries but it is my sense that wearing masks of any sort are for more beneficial than scrubbing your bananas. It seems like exposure to...
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    My instacart order was shorted by 3/4. No rice,...

    My instacart order was shorted by 3/4. No rice, no beans, no canned tomatoes, no bananas, no bread, no detergent - all gone.
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    Airfare refunds

    We were supposed to fly to Texas next week and I still haven't canceled our reservations. It feels like we should be getting refunds rather than credit since the flights will most likely be canceled....
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    I placed my first Instacart order which arrives...

    I placed my first Instacart order which arrives later today. Spent almost $100 knowing that at least half of it will not be there. I wish I could start the garden outdoors but got 6" of snow last...
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    I think we are doing OK but I have to admit that...

    I think we are doing OK but I have to admit that mentally it feels like we have slipped into a different mindframe that this is very serious and may last a long time. I have what I think are allergy...
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    I would say about a third of the people I saw at...

    I would say about a third of the people I saw at the grocery had on masks - for whatever reasons, mostly younger people. I think we may look back someday and realize it would have helped to use them...
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    I ventured out to a little nearby grocery...

    I ventured out to a little nearby grocery yesterday and decided afterwards that it will be my last trip out. Shelves were empty and it was way more crowded than it should have been. I have placed an...
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    I am thinking that for many of us who were...

    I am thinking that for many of us who were getting ready to sell or buy, it may be a very long wait.
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