Not only do I get really frustrated with folks making fun of preppers and calling us hoarders, but I’m beginning to feel a little irritated with people complaining about the amount of toilet paper people are buying. If the stores want to place a limit, so be it! People should follow the rules. But, if the store doesn’t place a limit, then buy what you want and those who get there and find the shelves empty — next time, be a little more prepared!
Prescription meds in short supply — that’s a different story and a path I’m not even going to go down today.
People buying everything and selling it on ebay or Amazon at high prices . . there are measures to punish those people. Report them when you see that happening.
For those of us who stay prepared and are on the receiving end of a lot of jokes, be thankful for us because we weren’t the ones trying to buy water, toilet paper, hand sanitizer. We’re set. We always are!
We did go out today . . not once but twice! With our sausage stuffer coming soon, I’m chomping at the bit to make sausage. Vince said . . if you want to go to town, let’s go today because there’s a chance of rain tomorrow through Friday. So, we went to town, got everything we need to make sausage, found some of the candles everyone has been raving about at Aldi (I’ll post pictures in another blog post), got buttermilk (I have a birthday cake to make this week!) and then we bought plants for the garden. The car was full because we took a big cooler and still had Nicole’s shelf in the car, so we came home, unpacked the car, got the pickup and went back to Home Depot for dirt and timers to make a raised bed. Before we got home from that trip, the pharmacy called and said they had gotten Rita’s drops in and assured me there was plenty to supply the humans right now so that was a relief.
What I can report from the stores:
Walmart had plenty of toilet paper – all brands, all sizes; They had Clorox wipes – seemed like plenty. I didn’t see any limits. The had no Vitamin C, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial hand soap, no alcohol and no aloe gel. That means people are making their own hand sanitizer and that’s good. I didn’t need any of those things . . I was just looking while we were there.
Home Depot had hand sanitizer in the garden area. I walked by it and stopped. I looked at the lady and said “Y’all have hand sanitizer??” She said yes and I have not seen anyone buy any except one lady bought some this morning. They also had anti-bacterial hand soap and had no limits on what could be purchased.
I did feel bad because there was one old guy in Walmart looking for powdered milk and they were out of that. Of course, I didn’t check everything. I was just wandering around while Vince was picking up what he was there to buy.
Two trips to town and I’m wiped out!