There doesn't seem to be as much chaos here lately. I'm not sure if everything is settling down or I'm just getting acclimated to it.
I hit the Dollar General yesterday. When I got there, there were about 6 cars in the parking lot. I saw five other shoppers, so the 6th car must've been the cashier. One woman had latex gloves on. Otherwise, except for staying the hell away from each other and emptier shelves than usual, it was pretty much any other morning in the store. One gal was there with her kid, who was maybe 9.
As for emptier shelves, DG wasn't too awful. No eggs, no ice cream, the only cooking spray they had was butter flavored. They had cat food, but none of the kinds Kira will eat. Thankfully, thirty cans arrived in the mail yesterday - 10 more days. The juice aisle was pretty scant, but I did get more apple juice. We go through a lot of juice here since we quit soda pop.
Speaking of soda, I broke down and opened our last bottle of offbrand Mtn Dew. It's two years old. And flat. But it's a beverage that isn't water, so I'm drinking it.
Speaking of things to drink, I heard through the grapevine that tonic water with quinine is good for combating this virus. Not sure how true it is, but it can't hurt. I'm drinking tonic and OJ like once a day. Ooo, so exclusive.
Yesterday afternoon, the three of us went fishing and I began teaching Owl how to fish. For the maiden outing, I broke out the old rig - short pole and closed reel. The easiest to learn on. Her casting was improving quite well. Next outing, I'll teach her how to use my spincaster. She got some bites, but nothing worth catching. Hubs spent his time working the lures. I caught one bluegill and that was at the end of our being out there.
If you haven't already heard, the stimulus checks have started dropping. Ours hasn't hit yet, so Hubs found a page at the IRS where you can check on your check. Since we haven't had a refund in years, they didn't have our banking info on file for the direct deposit. He entered all the stuffs, so we should be good to go now. If you haven't seen yours hit your account, I suggest you hit the site. You will need last year's tax info to prove you are who you say you are - Adjusted Gross Income and the amount of your refund/tax payment. Good luck.
I also saw this morning where the Missouri governor is encouraging self-employed and gig workers hit by this to apply for unemployment. Check whether your state is offering the same assistance.
Additionally, I heard that the federal government's plan to help small business by getting them loans is a clusterfuck. Hopefully, that will be worked out soon, so we won't see a tidal wave of small businesses going under due to this chaos crap.
There's other stuff, I'm sure, but it's time for me to get on with my day.
How are things going for you out there? Anything to add?