How is everyone doing? I’m finding it difficult to focus a blog post on any one subject, so I’ll give you a bit of an update on how we are adapting and any tips we have worked out for dealing with Stay at Home orders.
Let’s talk TP. We have been committed to ordering our groceries online, but our main store, owned by Kroger, won’t let us add toilet paper into a pick-up order. I found that Kroger does SHIP many items in the mail. We were able to have TP shipped for 4.95 shipping fee, or free shipping if you spend over a certain amount. If your grocery is owned by a larger corporation, you might check this out.
What comes next? I’ve been seeing a trend in my midwestern state that manufacturing anything is really difficult with Coronavirus lurking. I asked my daughter to think about what clothes she might need for the summer and we ordered them right away. I wonder if clothing manufacturers are going to have a hard time keeping their merchandise in stock with international factories closing, opening, and potentially closing again. As for me, I just need to make sure I can still fit in the clothes I already have!
Speaking of supply issues . . . Apple seems to be having exactly the issues I described above. I have been contemplating an Apple Watch for the last few months, and it’s about a 5 week wait to get one shipped. DH found Best Buy had certain colors on sale for 100.00 off so guess who is wearing their Mother’s Day present already! My Dad was always shopping for a new watch when I was a kid, so I feel this purchased is “Dad approved.”
Simple Things – We are enjoying our days together with work and school from home peppered with plenty of walks, planting cold-hearty seeds like kale, watching Project Runway and Top Chef All Stars, and occasionally getting meals delivered. Restaurants we never even bothered with in our spoiled pre-Coronavirus past, like Jimmy Johns (sandwich place), now are bordering on magical when we get them delivered.
What simple things have you discovered? Any tips for procuring short-supply items?