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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    Grocery shopping this morning and my favorite whole wheat flour was, again, out of stock. There were other brands there, so I don't think there is a shortage going on. Other than that, I'm not seeing any deficits starting up again. I do see prices still rising here and there. Not much, but still going up. Some folks still masking in the store, others not. Most everyone still wipes down their carts - at least that I have seen when entering/exiting.
    Lots of shortages here in Maine; note to self shop only in the morning.
    Do not see anyone wiping carts anymore.

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    I started buying an extra pack of TP and paper towels when stocks started coming back on the shelves. Once I got a good supply, I stopped and just used what I had. I think I will keep extra "in stock" from now on "just in case" something like this ever happens again. I was very happy I live near the water and nobody thought to go to a boat supply store to get TP. That place saved the day for me on more than one occasion. Haha!!

    As far as mask wearing, I don't see anyone anymore. Some used to when the requirement was first lifted but the last few week, I haven't seen anyone wearing one. Most stores never enforced the mask rule anyway.

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    I've laid in a few extra supplies with every Amazon Fresh order, and lately mask filters and other dry goods. I understand one of the roads between Washington and California is closed due to wildfires, which might be slowing deliveries here.

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    Did an Amazon Fresh order today for delivery between 11-1. Very easy to get a slot even on a Saturday. Prices are pretty comparable to my local big chain grocery, Jewel Osco. Itís just so much more convenient, regardless of the plague being a factor. Second one Iíve done. I was happy to see they package in paper bags on the first order.

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    No lettuce today. I bought baby kale instead.

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    Last week no Starbucks coffee in the refrigerated section and I bought some instant as I don't have a coffeemaker. This week still no Starbucks and the other refrigerated coffees were wiped out too.

    Lettuce is back because that baby kale spoiled quickly.

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    Did my weekly grocery shopping today and kept the list VERY short - or so I thought. Ended up with two bags of groceries for $55. Looking at the items, it just seems way too much. Did stop at the dollar store and got a 2lb bag of brown rice and a lb bag of lentils... $2. That seems way more reasonable to me.

    As I posted in a different thread, I'm still working on my pantry re-organization, so I'll see what next week's grocery trip will be like after a good pantry inventory.
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    Been doing grocery pick up for a few weeks
    Helps with impulse buying and frees up some time after work since I don't have to go inside and shop. Had some minor mishaps like not getting one of my bags but otherwise a good experience so far. I did mess up with my order this week so I will need to swing by the store after work tomorrow to pick up some items I forgot to add to my order. I also enjoy that they give me paper bags instead of plastic. Larger bags means less trips to/from the car to the house.

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    I had a zoom social meeting and a real life social occation this week and a common discussion was shortages and high grocery prices. On my last outing I really couldn't see aything significant and wondered about the media power of suggestion. I don't buy meat, but all of the meat and fish selves looked well stocked and prices seemed reasonable. Almond milk was about the same and what ever I know about cheese prices were in line from memory.

    About the only thing on my list that caught my attention was a bag of Bob's Red Mill orgainc white flour for 8.99, on sale. That seemed like a lot, but maybe it's been that way. Better than last year where certain types of flour were hard tocome by.

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    I checked a recipe book out of the library and copied down the ingredients for five recipes I wanted to try. I struck out on four of the five. Among the things I could not find - and which a store employee could not find either - was cornmeal. I feel like a scavenger trying to find things to eat. The supply chain issues don't seem to be getting any better.

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