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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #825 on: November 16, 2020, 10:13:37 AM »
The local Costco in my town has posted a board of things out of stock again. It's mostly cleaning wipes and such. They've added an extra sign or two related to holiday shopping.
Guess I'lll start getting my stash of Christmas candy together...

I went to the local membership club today to pick up a month's worth of eggs, another 25 pounds of flour, etc. I walked past the toilet paper section -- shelves were totally bare.

State-run coronavirus testing sites are not able to keep up with demand. CVS sites are always fully booked. I'm guessing this is in part due to people wanting to get tested before Thanksgiving travel. I think the governor will issue a stay at home order and business closures right after the holiday, but not before.

A few of my friends up North mentioned that paper goods are now scarce. Newspaper and corncobs anyone?

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #826 on: November 16, 2020, 12:42:04 PM »
From WTOP Radio online--Walmart will resume counting customers coming into its stores:
https://wtop.com/consumer-news/2020/11/walmart-will-start-counting-customers-again-as-coronavirus-cases-reach-record-levels/

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #827 on: November 17, 2020, 08:18:33 AM »
I went to the local Sams yesterday.  Paper towels were available. HOwever the TP was gone.

However, I was able to order a supply from Amazon a few days ago and it was delivered yesterday.

(Consumer Reports picked a brand a few years ago. It had been available at Walmart.  Then only at selected Walmarts.  Now, Walmart does not carry it, so I started ordering it from Amazon. It is about the same price at amazon, maybe a tad cheaper, but i have to buy 4 packs at a time.  When I lived alone those 4 packs would last about a year, but my house size just doubled, and with everything else, I figured I d restock a little early... It is not a product that I want to wait until Im out to hope that it is on the shelves. 

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #828 on: November 17, 2020, 08:35:30 AM »
The local Costco in my town has posted a board of things out of stock again. It's mostly cleaning wipes and such. They've added an extra sign or two related to holiday shopping.
Guess I'lll start getting my stash of Christmas candy together...

I went to the local membership club today to pick up a month's worth of eggs, another 25 pounds of flour, etc. I walked past the toilet paper section -- shelves were totally bare.

State-run coronavirus testing sites are not able to keep up with demand. CVS sites are always fully booked. I'm guessing this is in part due to people wanting to get tested before Thanksgiving travel. I think the governor will issue a stay at home order and business closures right after the holiday, but not before.

A few of my friends up North mentioned that paper goods are now scarce. Newspaper and corncobs anyone?

Gah!  And what do you do with the uh, "used", corn cobs when you're not on a pit toilet?  Can't exactly flush those.
Or you could buy a bidet attachment for your toilet.

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #829 on: November 17, 2020, 08:39:29 AM »
Wrap 'em in a plastic bag like you would your doggie's droppings and dispose of them the same way, in the garbage bin outdoors.

At least, that's what we did at camps in Southern Ohio when I was a kid...

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #830 on: November 17, 2020, 09:11:27 AM »
The local Costco in my town has posted a board of things out of stock again. It's mostly cleaning wipes and such. They've added an extra sign or two related to holiday shopping.
Guess I'lll start getting my stash of Christmas candy together...

I went to the local membership club today to pick up a month's worth of eggs, another 25 pounds of flour, etc. I walked past the toilet paper section -- shelves were totally bare.

State-run coronavirus testing sites are not able to keep up with demand. CVS sites are always fully booked. I'm guessing this is in part due to people wanting to get tested before Thanksgiving travel. I think the governor will issue a stay at home order and business closures right after the holiday, but not before.

A few of my friends up North mentioned that paper goods are now scarce. Newspaper and corncobs anyone?

Gah!  And what do you do with the uh, "used", corn cobs when you're not on a pit toilet?  Can't exactly flush those.
Or you could buy a bidet attachment for your toilet.

Compost!

Actually, I know some people who purchased those attachments months ago (in March) when things weren't as bad as they are now.

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #831 on: November 17, 2020, 09:33:05 AM »
We're still trying to get a cleaning supplies order from our usual supplier straightened out.  We had ordered disinfectant spray.  They sent us some kind of cleaner in pump bottles.  We notified them of the error.  They said that they'd pick up the mistakenly-sent goods and bring what we actually ordered.  Weeks later, I've contacted them again to let them know that it still isn't taken care of.  Maybe this will be the week?
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #832 on: November 20, 2020, 07:25:39 AM »
The long-delayed supplies arrived at work yesterday!  Along with a case of toilet paper.

At the grocery store they seemed to be short of a few items in the cleaning area, but had most things.  Toilet paper was in good supply.  I asked one of the grocery store staff if people had been stocking up on stuff, or if they had been having trouble getting it from their suppliers.  She said that it was some of both.  Disinfecting spray remains almost impossible for them to get.  She had had to get some for personal use at a different store when she had the good luck to run across it.

One of our own staff said that the regional Sam's Club an hour away had been stripped of toilet paper, meat, and other supplies as of yesterday.
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #833 on: November 20, 2020, 08:15:55 AM »
I made an early morning trip to a membership club to buy two hundred pounds of its brand of cat litter, which the company's website said was in stock at that location. Of course there wasn't any in the actual store. But I did see customers with obvious Covid-19 risk factors filling shopping carts with frozen cakes, frozen pizzas, and boxes of M&Ms. WTF?
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #834 on: November 20, 2020, 10:20:50 AM »
Mass panics and panic buying are a strange and unpredictable phenomenon.  I suppose the panic buyers will be cleaning out our local stores now that word has gotten around about other places selling out.
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #835 on: November 20, 2020, 01:59:35 PM »
I made an early morning trip to a membership club to buy two hundred pounds of its brand of cat litter, which the company's website said was in stock at that location. Of course there wasn't any in the actual store. But I did see customers with obvious Covid-19 risk factors filling shopping carts with frozen cakes, frozen pizzas, and boxes of M&Ms. WTF?
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #836 on: November 20, 2020, 03:04:14 PM »
It may be a regional thing, too.

When I moved from Ohio to my present abode, I'd never heard of shortages in a serious disaster.

A few years later, hurricane Gloria hit.

A complete aisle of bread was empty--not a single thing on the shelves.

I went to look for batteries. None.

No light bulbs. No tomato soup.

I was dumbfounded.

Thankfully I had tape for the windows.

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #837 on: November 20, 2020, 03:04:38 PM »
I made an early morning trip to a membership club to buy two hundred pounds of its brand of cat litter, which the company's website said was in stock at that location. Of course there wasn't any in the actual store. But I did see customers with obvious Covid-19 risk factors filling shopping carts with frozen cakes, frozen pizzas, and boxes of M&Ms. WTF?

If you have to shelter in place, at least you can eat cake!

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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #838 on: November 20, 2020, 04:12:04 PM »
It may be a regional thing, too.

When I moved from Ohio to my present abode, I'd never heard of shortages in a serious disaster.

A few years later, hurricane Gloria hit.

A complete aisle of bread was empty--not a single thing on the shelves.

I went to look for batteries. None.

No light bulbs. No tomato soup.

I was dumbfounded.

Thankfully I had tape for the windows.

M.

In southern states where snow is rare and typically turns quickly into sheets of ice on the roads, it's common to stock up whenever there is snow in the forecast.  Bread tends to disappear quickly. 

No longer a problem here now that snow appears to have become a thing of the past.
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Re: Preparing for Coronavirus?
« Reply #839 on: November 20, 2020, 04:41:52 PM »
Milk goes too.

Also, Pop Tarts (particularly strawberry) are on Walmart's auto order list for areas dealing with hurricanes!  And they sell quickly!

Im 'repurposing' my COVID supply turkey (purchased in march) for Thanksgiving next week.

IF I feel the need next weekend, I may get a post Thanksgiving Turkey among the remnants.  From the news, there may be some larger ones available, and again, from the news, they are relative inexpensive this year (as they are now loss leaders for the grocery stores).
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