We went to the store Sunday but eggs were entirely out of stock and we realized we forgot a few nonessentials that would be nice to have. Our next door neighbors let us know they were going to the store and were able to get what we needed. It looks like we’re going to trade off going to the store and spread it out as far as possible, so we might get groceries every other week but only go to the store ourselves once a month.
We haven’t tried getting anything delivered but it sounds like services are swamped here too.
I wonder how much the decision to close schools will disproportionately affect lower income seniors because the families least able to work from home or work at jobs which close during these times will be the ones most reliant on older family members for childcare.
For now, my brother and his girlfriend have not had their hours cut even though their workplace has gone to drive-thru only. I suspect that they may see a slight increase in sales being one of five places open in town compared to one of twenty before.
Dad’s low income friends who live out in the rural areas have all lost their major income sources.
Sister 1 is still working for now, but we both suspect she’ll have to apply for unemployment soon, she works out of a chiropractic clinic as a head receptionist.
I need to check in with Sister 2, she works as a manager at a retail store that sells groceries, home goods and clothing. Her partner works for an airline.
Setting up video chat dates with friends now that I’ll have capable internet, need to set up the same with siblings.
Canceled brunch with my retired great aunt this weekend.
Still planning on surgery as scheduled.
Called yesterday to cancel therapy appt, they graciously offered over the phone instead, which I accepted.
Would anyone be interested in a thread to share links to small businesses where we can buy things we might need so that we can support them instead of big grocery stores and the like? I’m thinking places like coffee roasters that have online ordering and delivery, places we can pay for a live stream workout, bath products (I def need some lotion for my eczema with all this hand washing), etc? I’ll start it if people are interested
My dad’s a software engineer and was just hired on for a six month contract in Portland. He was telling me this morning how much of a ghost town it is, and how surreal it feels to be a new hire when everyone he knows is losing their income sources.
Yes please! Realizing that due to wfh I am going to be out of coffee soon.
I have donated to 4 different relief orgs in the last few days. So many artists and service industry folks hurting. Going to prepay my hairstylist for the appointment I am cancelling. Semi-famous friends in a band had their tour cut short so I am probably gonna replace their band’s t-shirt that fell apart.
I ordered more cat food from chewy even though we have 2-3 weeks worth. Boyfriend thought I was insane. But the order is backed up for up to 8 days due to demand. Not because of low stock but lack of people to fill so many orders. So I guess I wasn’t all that insane! Food wasn’t out of stock at least. Kitty litter is but we have a huge bin of that still.
The day I saw there was a confirmed case in my county I assumed community spread. I wanted to say it was “early on” but JFC that was six days ago. Anyway, that was when testing access was even worse than it is now so the fact that someone was bad enough to need testing is a different category from people who are positive and just not being tested.