Vince had to go to one of the big box home improvement stores this morning. He needed several things but noticed they had the air conditioner he wants for his shop. It’s one of those hotel type heat/ac units. I think we had our fill of mini splits in Texas. For about $600 for these wall units, he can replace it himself when it goes out. In the nine years we were in Texas, we had three different mini splits . . that was a bit expensive because they always worked til just after the warranty ran out. I know many people have good luck with them and love them but . . we weren’t real happy with them.
Anyway, he saw the one he wanted and they had two in stock. I’ve been telling him . . even though you aren’t going to need it til August or September, I’d get it when I see it. He asked the man working if they are having trouble getting those; told him he’ll need it in August or September. The guy said “I’m telling everyone about everything . . if there’s something you THINK you’re going to need and you see it . . get it because chances are . . it won’t be here when you need it.”
I understand the reasoning or some of the reasoning but I’m wondering if things will ever get back to “normal” or if this is the new normal and the next generation will never know being able to go buy anything you need or want when you get the urge. Not much we can do about it but plan as best we can to order anything we need way ahead of time and learn to be patient. I have to remind myself of that every day when I’m cooking on the electric stove and thinking bad thoughts!