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    Finally got 4 cans (limit) of green beans today, after trying for 2 weeks!

    Now the cereal and pasta aisles are wiped out. Been trying since Wed. to buy a certain cereal, and it's always sold out.

    It's a 4-5 day wait, for delivery from Aldi's (Instacart), and a 2 WEEK wait for delivery from Peapod, for local grocery store.

    Order online and pick up in store, is a joke. It's ''sold out'' online, but available in the store. How is that possible? We're suppose to be staying home, but now stores are forcing us to go out and walk around stores to get items.

    I hope this doesn't happen again next winter!

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    It's been crazy here. I live in MS, we've been under a shelter at home order since the 17th of March. It's supposed to go through the 20th of April. Since the Governor of TN just extended it another 10 days for the state of TN, I fully expect the Governor of MS to follow suit. I'm not taking this virus lightly, but I work in small thrift store as a volunteer, and I live on a disability check. I'm so tired of being confined to my own house and yard. I can't even get close enough to my parents to hug them, because they are older and in the high risk group. Churches are shut down except for online streaming services. All the small businesses here are closed, and may not survive this.... I'm praying this is over soon... but I have a feeling it isn't going to be. They media is saying probably July or August. I know they often thrive on keeping people living in fear, but this is crazy. I'm ready for life to be somewhat normal again. I never thought the highlight of my week would be finding myself at Dollar General when they unloaded Angel Soft toilet paper off the truck and I was able to get a pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3KidzMom View Post
    I can't even get close enough to my parents to hug them, because they are older and in the high risk group.
    This is what bothers me the most, as well. I see my parents once a week to drop off some food and supplies, and can't even get near them. We meet at a halfway point, and dad gets out, and unloads from the back of my car, and then we leave.


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    I never thought the highlight of my week would be finding myself at Dollar General when they unloaded Angel Soft toilet paper off the truck and I was able to get a pack.
    Same here. First stop Target at 8am...then as soon as I'm done there, it's off to Dollar General! lol
    I haven't seen any TP or PT there at all in over 2 weeks, though.

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    My DH is working from home. My DD is a junior at University and now taking her classes online. Her job as a tutor can be done online, so that is good. Her job as a lifeguard is on hold. My DS2 - does anyone remember "Mighty Mike" ? - is a high school Senior, although their Commencement is on hold. Band Trip, Lacrosse Season, and all Concerts have been cancelled. My job is on "furlough" as I was a manager at a small locally owned restaurant. We were forced to close two weeks into this mess and the owner *cross your fingers* does plan to reopen, but the longer this drags out
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    I'm sick and tired of going shopping for things we need, only to arrive home again with half of what I set out to buy, all because some people feel the need to hoard.

    Aside from the above, Covid-19 hasn't changed a thing for us, as we are homebodies by nature, and as for being inconvenienced somewhat by the temporary shutdown of businesses, that's really the only two things that have affected us.

    As far as I'm concerned, big business, corporations, industries, and our governments, should all be held accountable and sued! For the longest time now unrealistic working conditions have been imposed upon workers, with unrealistic hours and schedules, and the forcing of workers to attend their workplaces when they're sick or unwell. When I was a child (1960's), I was taught to stay home when I was sick, and my mom enforced it, but today it seems being sick and staying home doesn't factor in, because of the bully mentality of businesses and the learned carelessness of today's generation.

    As a whole society no longer extends respect to others, it's a me, myself and I, world today.

    I hope to heck big changes happen and remain in place after this entire Covid-19 affair settles, and anyone wanting to buck the system - including big business, should be shut down permanently and have their business licensed revoked forever when found to be in violation of pushing sick workers to attend their workplaces. As far as I'm concerned, that's why Covid-19 go the strong foothold like it did, because for the longest time now people got too lax, people letting their guard down, leaving their homes sick and spreading it around, and the push for more production out of employees. It's high time for real change and I hope it happens.

    It's high time our governments started taking people's health seriously and protecting people's rights.
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    I'm sorry so many are having a hard time, this is crazy. We still have stuff from my winter stock up so we don't need TP, paper towels, laundry stuff, I had given stuff to neighbors thinking this would only last a couple of weeks, I went to the store a couple times to look for bread flour, yeast and dry milk, thought I could make bread using my machine, there I go thinking again, the shelves have been cleaned out for weeks. Everything from dried beans, pasta, rice, baking supplies (including frosting), paper goods, canned goods, frozen food is still cleared off the shelves. Surpisingly there was lots of meat, but I have a bunch in the freezer, the one thing we don't need. I wonder how much will be thrown away when this is over. I guess NY expaned their stay at home until the 15th, I wonder if IL will follow suit. My husband doesn't laugh anymore about my buying habits. My biggest beef is "in these uncertain times", "in these stressful times", in these Unprecedented times" on and on, "we are all in this together", "Stay at home", I settle down to watch a little TV and we are bombarded by these ads. I watch TV to get away from what is going on. Hearing what our elected officials are doing wrong, what they have done right, whose fault it is, one Governor didn't close the beaches for spring break, why didn't the president have enough safty gear, not enough ventilators, close things down earlier. Well folks if these are unprecedented times who knew how this would go? Masks only need to go to healthcare workers, now everyone needs to wear one, hand sanatizers sold out but not all of them will kill the virus so make your own!!! Senators selling stock before this all goes south after a private meeting. Young people not caring about the old. Sitting on the sofa at 1 am having a panic attack from news overload, the blame game, worrying about friends and family, and there are less then 50 confirmed cases in our county. So today I will be going to the store to pick up a couple things like fresh fruit, if they have any but only heading out because I have to pick up meds from the pharmacy, might take a drive around the lake, it's to cold and rainy to take a walk. I hope and pray that you all are doing well, that this will all be over soon, that God continues to smile upon us and our family, friends and the nation as a whole, even though we have tried to remove his name. It is amazing how we are all bible beating flag waving people only when we are in a pickle. Of course all of this is my humble opinion, and I needed to vent, Thank You for listening and take care.
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    Well, they canceled the graduation for my niece, heartbreaking, some colleges were doing virtual graduation which I think would have been nice or letting them walk across the stage during the next graduation, poor kid spent 5 years at Iowa University, on the deans list every semester. She will be transfering to complete her education so hopefully she will be able to walk across the stage some day.
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    Stimulus

    So - I've been looking for my stimulus payment to be deposited in either my account in Ohio, where I receive my Social Security, or my account in Texas, where I received my IRS refund in 2018. After a few weeks, I decide to click on the link furnished by my bank in Ohio to see if I did qualify (I was sure I did, but thought I would check). It took me to the IRS site, and after some simple questions, it stated that I did qualify, but they didn't have sufficient banking information. Okay - they say they don't have it, so I submitted my account information for Ohio. I continued to check both accounts daily, but nothing...

    Until today - I received a printed paper check in the mail. While I appreciate the funds, it makes me a little crazy - why weren't they able to send the funds electronically? And if you were wondering - yes, it did have someone's name printed on it...
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    Glad to hear you finally got your stimulus check, ours was direct deposit. IL extended their Stay at Home until the end of May then they may open a few things with restaurants and stores being some of the last. I totally understand why this needs to be done, but on the other hand there are people who were already living paycheck to paycheck and either have or are at risk of being evicted from their homes. They consider things like cancer surgery to be elective, if I had cancer the last thing I would consider it as an elective surgery. They are laying off hosital employees in droves, my sister who works in the pharmacy dept saw 21 of her co-workers told not to come back until maybe July just last Friday, my sister is blessed to still have a job. Now they are talking a meat shortage, we have a well stocked freezer so we aren't worried about that but for others... I told a friend there are other ways to get protein, nuts, eggs, etc. We always keep a variaty of nuts in the house, peanuts, almonds and pecans are our favorite and 6 jars of peanut butter, most of those were purchased onsale a while back, DH loves his PB&J. DH wanted a taco salad for dinner a few nights ago and ground meat is one thing we don't have right now, yesterday I got the idea to go to our locally owned Taco place and asked if they sold only taco meat and yes they did, we love their taco meat so I bought a LB, I really didn't want to go to the store, people are crazy and I don't want to deal with that. Might pick up a couple more pounds today and break it up and use the food saver and freeze it, you really don't need much meat for a taco salad. Hope and pray you are all doing well.
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    Here in Toledo, a local steak place will sell you some cuts uncooked so you can prepare them at home - not cheap, but if you want to indulge, it sounds yummy. I haven't been to the store recently, so next time I do, I will be checking out the meat supply.
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    The Gov has released his Open Illinois plan, if he follows this it will be 6 to 8 months before we can attain some sort of normal life with social distancing. I know people who won't make it till the end of the month before they will have housing issues. Some others are already there. I understand how serious this is, I have friends who have lost people in the healthcare field, people in nursing homes. But there needs to be a balance so folks aren't homeless.
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