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Monday, March 16, 2020 - 2:24 pm
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Our local grocery store has never looked like this in the meat department.

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We are out of yeast. Yep: yeast! I guess people who still have them will pull out their old bread machines and start making bread again… or so they think/plan…

I am wondering how much of what people buy will end up going stale in the back of cupboards, in closets, under beds, in basements… wherever people are stocking the stuff they’re buying.

I also wonder if the sale of freezers is booming.

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Acini di pepe is apparently not a popular pasta. We’re clear out of all types of pasta…. except for a mountain of acini di pepe that no one has touched. It is sitting on the shelf, forlorn, sticking out like a sore thumb! (Tomorrow I will go check the expiration date on them.)

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Our only other store in this small town is Walmart and it is in a worse state. I have an elderly diabetic in-law that my lady takes care of and she can’t have the saturated fats from the high end steak that is left on the shelves. Even the dry beans and rice are empty.

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My step daughter in the NE told me there’s no meat where she shops. It’s crazy out there. We eat mostly vegie so we are spared that much. Tomorrow I’ll find out if there are any even vegies left…

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Sunday morning I went to the grocery store and all the potatoes in the produce section were gone. All the beef except for pricey cuts of beef and prefab beef patties–gone. Chicken–all except frozen–gone. Pork–gone. They still had ham hocks and hog jowls.

And of course, toilet paper–gone. Even with a limit on quantity. 

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I was on a small island from the 8th until the 15th and OMG the changes that occurred while we were gone. I had before leaving purchased extra groceries and toilet paper just so I wouldn’t have to go to the store when I returned tired. Ha! sometimes things work out for me. This is so strange and surreal. I purchased some pizza and froze it two slices at a time, it heats up really well in the oven. 

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Went to Sam’s club on a tip from a neighbor who works there. He said they got some dairy in. The stock was really depleted.

One grocery store had no chicken but the other did.  People were cordial.

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Funny cuz I mentioned vegies  yesterday. Got to the one store I always shop at and there were no vegies! I laughed and then swore under my breath. No meat I could see, not many paper products or cleaning supplies. No liquid soaps, no milk or yogurt. Grrr.

Went to store 2 and most stuff there except toilet paper, liquid soap and some other stuff. Weird, in both stores not many frozen fruits, but I found some peaches on sale and got them.

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I fortunately already had some goods stocked like TP, but I braved the store yesterday to get some staples. They were almost completely out of beans (the dried kind in a bag) but I got some. As far as I could tell they were completely out of bags of rice, but I already have some at home. They didn’t have a lot of the containers of mixed greens either, but most perishables were fine. Oh, and pasta…almost completely out of pasta. They had some lasagna left though. And a few boxes of this cauliflower-based linguini, which is fine with me so I got one.

Hopefully this apocalyptic panic-shopping is about to die down. I intentionally went to a more expensive store instead of the main store everyone seems to go to here, which has sounded like total mayhem.

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Tylenol. Good luck finding it.

Toilet paper. Some places have it, others still have bare shelves.

I haven’t seen Lysol, Clorox or rubbing alcohol on any store shelf in weeks. I guess everyone will run out of disinfectant and then we’ll all start getting sick. Fabulous. 

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I have all the basics so when I go to the store, I’m in and out. I have no idea what’s going on, though I do see bare shelves.

I am waiting until the stores are “better” restocked and people to be less afraid, to actually shop. I estimate they’ll be caught up with 10-14 days. We’ll see. 🙂

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Mom has been returning to her frugal roots and prepper skills in order to stretch resources. When you’re trying to stay out of stores and having to disinfect everything that comes in the house, you learn to think twice before buying anything! 

She has also started grinding flourat home again, because white flour is becoming harder to find. I remember years ago when she had closets STACKED with 5 gallon barrels full of wheat kernels. She had to sift through and wash every bit of it. Wow!

I’m in the same boat. Now I’m considering the possibility that I may need to learn how to repurpose things and cook more. Before this pandemic hit, I was shocked at how much plastic I was sending to the recycle bin at home. Tons of it! It was bothering me. Can anyone relate? 

There’s a possibility that I may start buying meat and other fresh foods locally, in case COVID-19 disrupts the food supply due to too many workers getting sick and passing it around. It’s just a possibility I’m calmly considering at the moment. 

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Power out here. Went to town for groceries. People keep distance but outside of that, it’s 80% normal. Stores well stocked.

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The kitty litter aisle was blown out on Friday.

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