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BearCountryGG - Monday Mar 30, 2020
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Up at 5:30....and had my coffee...then...another bowl of Christmas cereal...with coconut milk...added honey because I have been craving sweets.....rice krispies can use a little sweetening..........and once again...enjoyed it.

I went through some of our supplies and condenced them...moved a few to the kitchen........took some chicken wings from the freezer for dinner.

Some things that we are taking here along with our multiple vitamins are

1.  Zinc

2.  Vitamin D

3.  Elderberry gummies

4.  Natural black licorice candy

5.  Using TYLENOL as needed.....and avoiding advil and motrin

I have no idea if they are making any difference...but i will say that we both feel good......

Because I have had an ongoing lung issue my entire life ( asthma and a tendency to pneumonia)...when I start wheezing...I take a mucus reducer and in a couple of days....no more wheezing..

So far for me...it's been 18 days of self quarantine........and as long as I keep busy...and don't do too much negative thinking....all is well........D seems to be alternating between calm and frustration.........It's obvious to me ( and him too)...that his hearing is getting worse......his voice is getting louder and louder.....and while I have been trying to get him to look into hearing aids for years with his refusal........yesterday i noticed he was watching a you tube video about hearing aids....I guess this has made us all change our lives enough that we are more aware of things that in the past we were able to ignore.

Things are accumulating for donation, returnable cans are coming out of the car too....these things can't be dropped off now and are cluttering up the car.  I won't be decorating graves down state this year........this will be the first time missing the visit to our parents, my brother and our grandparents graves.........but I'm sure that if they are up there looking down...they will understand.  Still it seems strange.

Today.......I have a long list of TO DO'S.........Too long to put here...but I plan to just get started and keep going until either I'm worn out.....or the list is done.....I will say one thing......I'm finding a lot of things that in the long run...and in the overall picture...now seem frivilous or unneeded.......and they take up space.  Some things have turned out to be life savers and well worth storing.........tools, repair items, canned goods, prescriptions filled as soon as they are available, and over the counter meds and vitamins.  Filling the vehicles gas tanks up before we come back home on each drive.  Soap of all kinds, laundry, dish, bath etc....bleach and disinfecting cleaning products.......I'm getting interested in seeing how long we can go before shopping........D keeps bringing it up...not me........I told him that if someone feels the strong enough need to go to the store...then THAT PERSON can go alone instead of doubling our contact with germs.....he looked at me like I had just kicked him.....he thinks we should both go...I think we have enough of everything....end of story.

Talked to oldest son ...he's fine.....he is head of meat, produce and deli in a store.......talked to youngest sons wife ( daughter in law) this morning...they are fine as are grown grandsons and great grandsons......so healthg is with us so far....lots to be thankful for there.

Getting things done......including a call to the bank that turned into something akin to a clown car.....1 question I had to answer was just not getting answered by me...correctly...LOL.....she needed a recent transaction name and number...and I was just not giving the right one...we laughed...I think she was about to start making a buzzer sound...LOL....finally...GOT IT!!!

Chicken wings and scalloped potatoes  in the oven.

innerpeace on 03/30/2020:
That is so scary! Wood - 4 days OMG my counter at work is wood. AND paper...what on earth. paper will be almost impossible to disinfect.

bearcountrygg on 03/30/2020:
I got a pkg of printer in and left it on the porch for 48 hours...then picked it up with a bag and sprayed it in the bag with lysol....and now I can't read the label....so that wouldn't work on papers. BUT...this does explain why the numbers keep growing and people are not at home...and are spreading it around.


Horn_of_plenty on 03/30/2020:
The chart is great :)

Where’d you find the elderberry gummies ?

I’m on Tylenol too lol TOM....if you get me !

I agree D should try to wait out the shopping and I hope he wears a mask and/or gloves or washes his hands when he gets home if he does go out!

Glad everything is well on your end !

bearcountrygg on 03/31/2020:
I had ordered the elderberry gummies just before this thing hit.....I had been seeing people use it against the general winter flu's.......I got them from amazon. I get you...LOL...spent many years living with that....a funny...I once wondered where all of my midol went.....and D told me it said it was for headaches....LOL....He had used it up!



BearCountryGG - Sunday Mar 29, 2020
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I slept really well last night...and I'm thankful for that. 

Checked in with D's family...and all are holding it together so far.........college that nephew works at may become a testing area and dorms turning into hospital rooms.....

I keep working on D's attitude that he NEEDS certain foods......no he doesn't...he just needs survival food.........so far...I have been able to pull things out that he expects and wants.........but I'm sure at some point....that will end and he will have to face the fact that there is no more eggs, sausage, bread, butter....etc...........I find it annoying.......but then again....I am totally different and can eat any odd thing for any meal and be perfectly happy........he keeps talking about going to the store in the future...at some point......I want that talk to stop......we have plenty.......so this morning I tossed the idea out there that if SOMEONE WANTS SOMETHING FROM THE STORE......than THAT SOMEONE CAN GO GET IT!.....otherwise....we can get by with what we already have.........he MAY have gotten the point.

He haas been going out to the barn and sitting in the doorway these last couple of days...he is used to neighbors stopping in for a chat...of course now there is none of that....he misses that .......but there is always the phone......but we both enjoy the break so it's good. 

I'm full of energy today......I'm just going to tackle things around here...this place can be cleaner, neater, more efficient and just better......so today is the day.

Things are getting doen...yet it seems there is always things to do......I'm on it.

I'm looking forward to the concert tonight on TV....hopefully I can stay awake...LOL

His breakfast was his usual...eggs, sausage, toast and coffee.........Mine will be Christmas rice krispies and coconut milk and coffee...LOL

AS A FRIEND POINTED OUT....THIS TOO SHALL PASS...IT MAY PASS LIKE A KIDNEY STONE....BUT IT WILL PASS.

 

After struggling with the kitchen sink drain  for days..this morning we just flat out attacked it........it was messy...it was not a very nice interaction between us for a couple of minutes there...but all ended well........thank goodness.......took a drill...a new part ( thankfully had it here).....a bendable brush made for cleaning under the fridge....some vinegar....a bit of patience....a bucket...a couple of itchy hives ( mine).....a few splatters with unknown gunk.......and wala......we have a sink again.

Morning snack was about sweets......

Lunch is spanish rice with ground beef and tomatoes....and cauliflower

Afternoon snack was about sweets too.....and grape juice....

Donkey on 03/29/2020:
I love the idea of a Christmas rice crispie treat for breakfast. I've seen those in the stores - so festive!

I didn't realize that your kitchen sink was THAT clogged up. That is to say, I thought you had unclogged it yesterday. Glad it's working now!

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:
It was draining Veeeery slooooowly........but it's fixed now.....thank goodness...


Horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2020:
yes, i'm also trying to LEARN like your D haha...that i have a lot of food that i can actually EAT without buying more at the store. i have tuna and beans and all these things....so i really only need to be buying fruit/veggies...and i may even be able to skip the store completely till after next weekend ;) we'll see though!

that's great you were able to fix your sink....it's great that you had the part! wonderful.

i like that chart above...my friend had some symptoms but not fever and she was denied getting a test lol...she WILL be ok, that's why i am laughing. this girl was trying for like THREE days to get an rx for a test...i was like, "just relax at home, stop running around, your boss should understand just get the doctor's note...". i am guessing in some neighborhoods the tests are very limited to get.

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:
That is scary...trying to get the test without any success...hope she is well now.



BearCountryGG - Saturday Mar 28, 2020
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Well...this is interesting........cars are streaming past our out of the way country town........our road is staying much busier than usual........Our admittedly "dumb" governor....told people to not go north to escape the virus.......and for many...the light went on and they thought..."YEAH...LETS GO NORTH".....so here they come.....to our remote..healthy little town that is full of Federal and State forrests.........shopping in our little store.....no doctors within half an hour or more....tiny hospitals.......spreading the virus and at the same time....tearing around the roads in their quad runners, motorcycles..Running stop signs and ignoring all driving rules.....what a deal...gas is cheap now.....the checks will soon be in the bank or mail.....schools are closed, work is closed.....lets PARTY!!!

And to top it off...our DUMB governor has threatened Doctors and Pharmacists if they prescribe or fill prescriptions for the 2 drugs that are working and saving lives.........

Back when our boys were little.......I really wanted to move to an island......I wanted to shut off from society.....and it's bad influences.....of course that didn't happen....I'm getting that desire yet once again...of course...once again...that won't happen. 

People stink!!!

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
I initially replied that I didn't think I could comment constructively, but I realize that, in putting myself in your place, I can completely empathize with you. I know what it feels like to be "invaded" (is that too harsh) by folks who have no respect for other people's space.

I remember being up in Wisconsin, when my folks lived up there, and feeling this "invasion" when obnoxious visitors would come up to party for the weekend, with just utter disrespect. Hello, people - this is somebody's home! Don't go tramping across people's yards. Don't leave your trash all over the place. Shut your drunk mouth up. What is WRONG with people??

So I am sorry that people in your state have chosen to disregard the Governor. Now I see why the police are enforcing the shelter-down edict in your area.

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2020:
It does always seem like they just "cut loose" when they come up here.....and it's sad....It's a beautiful place..


Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2020:
well, by me, cars are RACING on the highways on purpose, racing each other sometimes, or just being EXTREMELY careless and scaring drivers. they need to be pulled over and forced to take the 6-hour class along with pricey tickets.

i used to drive like a maniac when i was younger, at times, but not when roads had so many people on them and enough to cause an accident....though it's never a good idea to break the rules / laws no matter what time it is!

yeah, NYers are also leaving to go to their "homes on the shore" and summer homes. upon reaching other states, they are asking NYers to be quarrantined.

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:
People are agitated......and young people are always looking for some way to act out....( part of the breaking away from childhood stage).....but not yet acting like adults......reminds me of middle school kids...not babies and not teens....just caught in the middle....awkward and out of sync......Unfortunately that acting out is dangerous usually. :(



BearCountryGG - Friday Mar 27, 2020
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Made a post...then later deleted it with my phone.......I need to stick with the computer.....

The main part was our Gov Whitmer is treatening any dr or pharmacist who prescribes or fills a prescription for the 2 drugs that seem to be working......so she will have plenty of deaths in MI to be responsible for.

A nursing home near us is apparently gearing up to take on some virus patients....even though we don't have any known cases in our county........well...apparently we will have plenty soon!   UGH.......they are moving them from the counties (where we used to live)......because there are so many........

I had chili, ginger snaps and coffee for breakfast...and I liked it.  Will probably have it again for lunch too.....and that's okay by me.

Kitchen sink drain continues to be a challenge.......getting resourseful.

Need to get a bill out to the mailbox...back later.

Getting a pile of laundry done...staying at home makes that something to keep me working on.

The weather is warming up a bit...We still have plenty of snow....but it should be gone in a few days.....

 

 

 

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
sorry your post got deleted! it's happened to me plenty of times too!

You sound good :) Keep up the good work and getting things accomplished at home. You just reminded me, I need to drop off my maintenance/rent bill. thankfully, i was paid my last check from work today :) I was worried they may not pay me for the sick/vacation days, but they did :) glad about this extra week of pay.

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
We are doing fine.....it's a good time to do things that we have been putting off.......I have a HUGE picture that needs to be hung in the bedroom...that even I don't really want to tackle.....but it's a good time to do that......


innerpeace on 03/27/2020:
That's just crazy. We have a senior living facility within a mile of my house that has a case, so that crap is pretty close to us. I need to keep my DH in the house!

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
Yes...hopefully he decides to stay at home now!!!


Donkey on 03/28/2020:
I HATE LOGGING IN HERE ON MY PHONE - ok, got that out of my system. I had commented on your first post, before it was deleted. I don't remember what I said :( Maybe it was something about plumbing problems and my dislike for them?

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:
LOL...ME TOO!~



BearCountryGG - Thursday Mar 26, 2020
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Went to bed last night with a kitchen sink plugged up........woke up to it still plugged.......so this morning we have spent hours....pouring drain cleaner, plunging, on the floor cleaning out the pipe......so far so good.......no plumbers around here in good times...and we sure don't want one here now......so just so happy that we had the stuff to use.....and gave up an old pair of glasses to use as a pipe scraper ( needed something with a bend in it and the bows worked great)......funny how industrious we can be when we have to be.......and how spoiled we can be whren it's easier to make a phone call or run to the hardware store. 

Retail store son says he works with someone who's brother in law has it...so she is self quarantined because she was with him March 13th. 

The police are stopping cars now.....and the shoppers are complaining becasue they don't have the paper to prove they should be out there.

Son has the paper...but hasn't been stopped yet.

Cousin took her 2 youngest girls to a playground and then FB friends roasted her about it......their playgrounds have police tape around them...but not cousins......( she won't be going back there)

Old friend passed away 2 days ago.(possibly a stroke)..no funeral.

Well...it's almostm 11......I guess I should get dressed for the day.

2 granola bars and coffee for breakfast

 

 

 

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
Police aren't pulling cars over but the playgrounds have been closed. Still, I told my daughter to get the paper from her employer that says she is an essential worker.

My only hope is that my lawyer boss will post my bond and represent me in court for free.

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
Hope she gets that paper....my son got one but hasn't had to prove it yet.


Donkey on 03/27/2020:
I'm sorry for your loss... My husband's former co-worker passed away a couple of days ago, and there will be no funeral for her either. I'm hoping that maybe later in the year, they can have a memorial service or something? Just sad... (((hugs)))

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
It is sad...thank you!


Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
very interesting how you all need papers. we don't in NYC. in NYC, they removed basketball hoops at some parks so prevent the inner city folks from playing the contact / close contact sport of basketball...lol.

yesterday, i had planned to go grocery shopping by 10am, but got there at 11:30am instead! luckily, this particular store was pretty empty and had everything. it's in an area where people don't have as much income and will not hoard as much.

sorry to hear about your old friend's passing <3

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
They are stringing up police tape all over here and Ohio.........good that you found the groceries you wanted.



BearCountryGG - Wednesday Mar 25, 2020
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WELL...the ink for the new printer that has not yet been sent...will arrive today.....YUP...GREAT...it's going to live on the front porch for a couple of days...and then will be moved to the garage...until that printer arrives.....funny...they refuse to let me cancel the printer now because the ink order was part of the printer order.....( separate  things...and not tied together)...but because part of the order was shipped...now they say no to canceling the printer......( my guess is that amazon is doing this because they are in such an upheaval).......at the very worst...I'm stuck with some ink I can't use and no printer at all..........it's just $.....and a lesson......

I had coffee and salmon and rice and beans along with a coke zero for breakfast....yup...weird....I'm okay with that.

Took a bath and put on clean clothes!!!

D will have leftover chili for lunch...I will probably eat up the salmon and broccoli.

Lots to do around here........just need to do it!   SMILE!!!!

 

EDIT...amazon contacted me and asked if I still want the printer but they can not tell me when it will arrive........( since the ink arrives today.....and I don't have a working printer at the moment to print out a return label for it....so I'm stuck)...I told them I would wait for it.....so...hoping someday the printer arrives.....at least they offered some recourse). 

3 loads of laundry going on...and snacked on a granola bar, a couple of pretzel things and a mini pack of cookies.........will have lunch a little later.

innerpeace on 03/25/2020:
Strange. My boss said he ordered a scanner and he already received it...unless he meant he went to Best Buy and purchased one, but he kept saying he would get it Thursday and it arrived today. He was hoping this scanner would help him sign stuff while at home. Then he can scan it back to whomever needed it with his signature. Some things just don't take a digital signature.

Weird, but your salmon does sound tasty. Enjoy your day.

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
It's a good thing he got his scanner.....maybe my printer isn't in stock...not sure...but...since he is doing business with his...it's better that his arrives......mine can wait awhile.....will reassess later I guess. I don't have a problem eating non breakfast foods in the morning....it was fine....and working on no food wasting here.


legcramps on 03/25/2020:
I made salmon over the weekend and it was so delicious!

Glad to see you are keeping busy; stay safe and healthy!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
Thanks.....Love salmon for it's non fishy taste!


Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2020:
Salmon for breakfast, you FANCY!

good luck with your printer...yeah, i wonder if my orders from Amazon will come. none of them are NECESSARY. they are "foods," but totally snacks and not essential!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
Apparently salmon cn stay in the freezer for years...LOL...it was fine! Not holding my breath for the printer...now I'm just curious how long they can put it off...LOL


Maria7 on 03/25/2020:
Hope your printer arrives soon!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
Me too.


Donkey on 03/26/2020:
I tell ya, you couldn't write a better comedy script: can't return the ink because you can't print out a return label! Not laughing at you, but the irony of this just struck me.

At least you're getting a lot done during this shelter-down period. I'm not getting anything accomplished...

bearcountrygg on 03/26/2020:
I know...my son thought he had the answer too.......until I told him about not being able to print the return label and he laughed......if it was anything but a printer...we would be okay...LOL



BearCountryGG - Tuesday Mar 24, 2020
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Coffee......no breakfast yet.

Rearranging a closet today...to make better use of it.....

Time to clean out my desk too.......

Took a pkg of hamburger from the freezer...not sure what to do with it.....but I will figure that out by the time it defrosts.

Still really cold and snowy here...what happened to global warming and March going out like a lamb...definately not here.

Should look at yesterdays list of things I did not get done...maybe add them here?

Apparently I have a cold....just a cold...not the corona virus....just a plain old fashioned head cold....HOW DID I GET THAT?  I haven't been out of the house other than to the mailbox in 12 days.........????????

Innerpeace on 03/24/2020:
I talked to my mom yesterday...she has a cold as well. I hope it is just a cold. Take care of yourself.

bearcountrygg on 03/24/2020:
It's cold season....so those things are going to bother us at the same time too....Hope your Mom feels better.


Donkey on 03/24/2020:
Oh I hope you feel better soon. Can you make some chili or a soup with the ground beef? To help with your cold?

bearcountrygg on 03/24/2020:
I think that is what I will make...the spices sound good too.....Thanks for the idea.


Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:
OMG you are starting to motivate me - i really, really need to clean out my closets. I have TOO MANY clothes that i really do not need because they aren't even nice looking / fit right / or they are just extra. I am going to try to start with cleaning the closet..tomorrow lol - it's something to put into my plans ahead...

it's normal weather here, 50F...and sunny. will go outside to walk as i find it really easy to be on the couch when home and know the importance of going out for a walk...

i also wrote some things on yesterday's list that i want to reread...

i hope your cold goes away quick. drink the hot liquids. if your throat bothers you, gargle with salt water.

bearcountrygg on 03/24/2020:
Walking is the best exercise....and 50 degrees sounds like the perfect temp for that. I think I am the worlds worst gargler...LOL....but I can do the hot liquids.....I've been drinking plenty lately but still seem to be dehydrated....so i'm working on drinking more of everything....this too shall pass.


Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2020:
yes i like being outside. it was SUNNY today so it was warmer than 50F while in the sun. PERFECT weather to be outside, dressed appropriately, feeling comfortable! feel better yes!

bearcountrygg on 03/24/2020:
We were supposed to get a little warmer today...but still snow....it will be a short spring here this year.



BearCountryGG - Monday Mar 23, 2020
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Up before 5....quite typical though...D just now getting out of bed. 

My list of things to do today

Clean out litter box -Done

Pay a couple of bills -Done and in the mailbox

Wash bedding-Done

General housework...get roomba going and do some picking up

Trash to the garage - DONE

Put new tag on license plate and new registration in car -DONE

Put disposable gloves in car - DONE

Remake bed

Propane delivery - DONE

Keep checking to see if amazon is sending the printer that they have already shipped the ink for...NOPE!

Straighten car up.......( possibly take out things to be donated...will be doing that at a later date...also possibly remove returnable cans too......not doing that right now either).

 

This is Dr James Oneill from Clarkston Michigan.

He is a super human.......he was Doc O'Neill  to our kids, our 8 foster kids, and even D and I when needed.  You could call him in the middle of the night, he would open his office on the weekend to stitch a kid up.......he was even known to treat a dog that had been hit by a car in front of his office...or a patient's pet monkey...........he is a legend in Oakland County Michigan and beyond.  I was honored to work for him after the kids all grew up..........he will always have my respect.  He now suffers from alzheimers and he has a message for all of us.

Word is that we will be in lockdown when the Governor comes on in less than an hour.......I've been home since the 12th......so far...so good....D has been home since the 12th...and talked to a neighbor in the road a couple of days ago.....

Yup.....stay at home order for 3 weeks........We can do this!!!

Lunch was rice and beans and broccoli...baked some salmon and didn't feel hungry enough to eat it...so saving that for later.............phone ringing repeatedly........I need a nap.

 

 

Horn_of_plenty on 03/23/2020:
Excellent to-do list and great progress with it !!!!

Sounds mike an amazing doc indeed and lovely message ! He still looks like a handsome fellow :)

bearcountrygg on 03/23/2020:
His son now runs the business....and he was amazing....Loved working for him.


Innerpeace on 03/23/2020:
I love how you stay busy. Thanks Doc!

bearcountrygg on 03/23/2020:
Still looking for things to fill the day....... The Doc's past employees are loving this pic.......he's a well loved pillar of the community.


Donkey on 03/24/2020:
Doc sounds like a wonderful person! This warmed my heart, especially yesterday, which was not very pleasant.

bearcountrygg on 03/24/2020:
He is one in a million...Even after they became aware that he had some form of dementia....he wanted to come to the office...but of course they couldn't let him see patients.....so they set him up in a small room with a stack of papers to sign....until he got too bad to take there....his son is now the main doctor there and a very nice guy as well...but no one can compare to Doc!



BearCountryGG - Sunday Mar 22, 2020
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Lots of snow still on the ground and cold.....no desire to go out.......D had a normal breakfast and I had the leftovers from yesterdays lunch and coffee for breakfast.....( and I enjoyed it).

Things that rarely get done going on around here today...........cleaning the bathroom ceiling fans and moving some cabinets.......

We had bought some water to store back about a month ago when we saw things statrting to get serious...and the store was well stocked...........today...I need to find a place for those so we don't keep walking around them in the hallway...........

We are looking for things to do...and having no problem finding them........keeping busy is serving us well.

Most likely later I will be spending some time shredding unnecessary papers........

Just read that gas pump handles are spreading the virus.........something new to watch out for.

Lunch will be a boxed skillet meal thing made for chicken....but we have ground  beef...so....that will sub for the chicken....and add some veggies

And life goes on........................

I do believe that we can get by with what we have at home.....I hear it's like getting stabbed in the brain...and people are grabbing the nurses arms in panic..........so......this makes staying out of the public a bit easier!

Donkey on 03/22/2020:
Regarding gas pump handles, those have ALWAYS disgusted me. I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in the car and that is the first thing I do after I'm done pumping gas. In the winter time, I wear gloves, so I have that level of protection. With this outbreak, I am washing and rotating my winter gloves on a more regular basis now - like, almost daily.

bearcountrygg on 03/22/2020:
I had never given it a thought until today...I just figured because they were outside...that they would just naturally become safe...UGH!


Donkey on 03/22/2020:
I was thinking about stockpiling/hoarding/prepping last night. I really don't have a good place to store large supplies of toilet paper, bottled water, etc. The stairs that head down to the basement have water jugs at the end of the steps, down to the first landing before the stairs turn to go down into the actual basement level. I try to have 3 unopened jugs of distilled water for my husband's CPAP machine, and then I try to have 3 jugs of water from work (unsoftened) for the cats and plants.

bearcountrygg on 03/22/2020:
We have a well.....but no way to get the water out if we lose power....so that is just for "in case".....but I hear you about the cpap...we used to use those too,,,,but used tap water.....that was quite a few years ago...I can see the benefit in using distilled water though.


Donkey on 03/22/2020:
(Replied to your comments to me from yesterday and also on your entry from yesterday, too.)

bearcountrygg on 03/22/2020:
Thanks!


Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2020:
with the water, when i run out of my seltzers, i'm switching back to plain water and cleaning out my britta and using the britta fitlers again. i waste SO MUCH money on buying seltzer (and only drinking seltzer) for home. so, being that it's quite frustrating to shop for bc it's heavy and i load up my cart, i have decided to MOSTLY do away with it (still buying kombucha though!)

totally not looking forward to getting gas, yup!...i figured that.

i am busy enough too, so far. some people may take online classes, but i have a textbook to read and i can only manage a little of it at a time. i will do this at my pace.

yes, that doesn't look comfortable at all getting swabbed!

stay positive as you are! it's nice you are home with D. having company, a person or so, is motivating.

that's why i walked with R today. it's easier to get outta the house with a little push from a friend! we didn't walk closely together.

bearcountrygg on 03/22/2020:
We really don't need the flavored waters...we got spoiled....funny how simple life can become when it needs to be. We are out of those too....and really not missing them....Good to hear that you have R for company...good for both of you.



BearCountryGG - Saturday Mar 21, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Well....still lots of snow......one bright light here....the ink for the new printer is on it's way....LOL....no printer...but the ink is going to arrive......lovely!

CEREAL.....I've been craving cereal......and I LIKE IT!  It's light and full of added vitamins....it doesn't make me feel bogged down...and there is plenty of it here.

The past prepping is paying off........I guess this was what it was all for.  I hope when this is over with...and it will be over with......I hope everyone realizes the importance of keeping things around just in case...........

The things we don't have here are an alternate heat and water source......once many years ago when the boys were little.....we had an ice storm that knocked out our power for a week......we hung a blanket over the living room doorway and heated the living room with the fireplace......and we did just fine.  Youngest son remembers and thought it was pretty cool....and today has a wood stove. 

BUT.........we feel secure that we will be fine as long as we stay home.....so far...going out in the yard is enough. 

Breakfast = coffee and cereal with almond milk

 

Donkey on 03/21/2020:
Oh that just cracked me up that the ink is on its way, but not the printer. Did you ask yourself, "How does this help anyone?"

My husband has been eating more cereal lately too. It started because we had some milk in the house (before the panic) that had to get used up. But then he started having tummy problems so the cereal seems to help him.

My alternative light source is candles. We don't have an alternative heat source though, as the fireplace is gas only.

Sad to say, but if we are ever in a Walking Dead situation, my husband would probably be gone after Episode 2. I on the other hand might last the first season as long as I can see. (I'm terribly near-sighted.)

bearcountrygg on 03/21/2020:
LOL...it's bad enough that I have to throw this old one away while I still have new packages of ink...LOL We do have a generac that runs on propane...but that will empty the tank way too quickly....lights will likely be flashlights around here....all I have left for candles are tapers....and they all got a little out of shape...my luck.....they would fall over when they were lit....LOL


Donkey on 03/22/2020:
Thinking about this a little more, if life were to become a Walking Dead scenario, you would not only live through the entire series, but make into at least season 2 of the sequel or spin-off show.

bearcountrygg on 03/22/2020:
On second thought I think I would rather starve first...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2020:
omg yes! first time ever i have no cereal except for the warm cereals like oatmeal. i may go buy cereal at the store next time i go...fiber one or something. maybe even a general light type of cereal like honey nut cheerios or corn pops!

it's a good thing that during the brunt / middle of this, it will be during the warmer seasons...

bearcountrygg on 03/22/2020:
There is so much added nutrition to cereal.....and it's light and tasty...I'm loving it.



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