How many days has it been? Five! Today is Day #5. Sunday will be the end of the first week. We’ve actually stayed home almost two weeks.
Don’t think that because we’re not going out, that we’re not shopping! 🙂
You can guess the Dell box wasn’t for me but the Walmart boxes . . I bought the stuff but it’s all for us.
Aldi used to have grits and they haven’t had them in ages so I ordered grits, Wheat Montana flour (two – 10 pound bags = 20 pounds of flour!). Also, I keep powdered milk. We don’t drink it but if there was ever a time we didn’t want to leave the house (say . . some weird virus!) and ran out of fresh milk, I could use it for cooking and maybe for cereal.
Here’s a funny story. Remember when Y2K was coming and people were saying the grid was going to go down and we’d never be able to buy food again? I bought powdered milk and thought surely if I’d mix it up, put it in a jar, like I often kept our milk in, Chad would use it on his cereal and never notice the difference. I had to try it before the actual New Year’s Day and the worst of the worst happened . . that, thankfully didn’t happen!
Chad was 11 or 12 at the time. He sat down to eat breakfast. I wouldn’t even look at him. After a few bites of cereal, he looked at me and said “All I have to say is this cow drank too much water!” I almost couldn’t contain my laughter. Of course, Vince was looking at me like he wanted to say “I told you he would notice!” but thankfully Vince didn’t say anything.
Anyway, I ordered two different types of powdered milk – one whole milk and one non-fat, simply because the non-fat has an expiration date of 2039, whereas the one with the fat will only last about a year as far as drinking but it will be fine for cooking many more years if I store it in the freezer. It may all get tossed some day but it’s a small price to pay to know I’d be able to have “milk” in a crunch.