So after some discussion, we decided to do a major pantry stockpile in case there is a shut down around here.
I’m already freaking out that at UCD med center there are dozens of health care workers home and in self-quarantine. Barclay has a clinic appt next week and I’m thinking he should cancel. I’ll have him call to check. If I drive him, I plan to sit in the car or outside and wait for him.
So first we went to Winco and bought an assortment of canned goods like beans and salsas. Then I got 5 boxes of pasta as a backup plus some canned tomatoes. We tried to get hand sanitizer but it’s sold out everywhere. We did buy a gallon of bleach just in case.
Then we headed into Costco and Toilet paper was completely gone and so were any hand sanitizers. We were able to get Kirkland wipes though so that was good. We picked up 2 bags of coffee and other assorted things. As we were leaving the parking lot was packed with people pouring into the store. It was a little scary to see that many people stockpiling( hoarding maybe).
We spent my whole food budget for the month so all I will have to get is fresh stuff as needed.
This outbreak is very scary especially for people like us that have health issues. We plan on staying away from Costco etc for a while. I had planned an Ikea trip for my new pantry but that’s on hold now.
Today is vote day and unfortunately, my vote for Buttigleg is wasted so to speak. I mailed in my ballot 2 weeks ago so there’s no re-voting. Oh well, it’ll be down to the final vote in November. Anyone but Trump. He is destroying this country. I’m not sure about Sanders as he is pretty extreme too but as I said, anyone but Trump!
We had a super scary racist incident right here in our little town. Actually up the road near Weimar which is maybe 3 miles away. A pickup stopped in the middle of the road and 2 white men jumped out and began assaulting a Mexican tree crew that was trimming trees. How is this blatant racism NOT a result of Trump speaking in racist terms about Mexicans and just about anyone not White!!! I am horrified at this kind of behavior that has clearly been escalating since Trump does it. Fortunately, the 2 were arrested later and it turned out it was a father and his 25-year-old son. Is that crazy or what?