Whoa, I think someone has played an April Fools joke on me. It appears that my WordPress installation has been updated and the typeface I see when creating a blog post has changed. Weird.

Last night I hung out virtually with Betsy. As we watched “Top Chef” I chowed down on some (meatless) meatballs in sauce, cheese, and homemade French bread. Clearly I am not suffering on the food front.

I now wish I had taken care of my chores earlier this week, but today I am going to try and get some things done before the state goes into Shelter In Home. Because I don’t have coins nor cash that I wish to turn into coins I’ll be doing laundry at my normal Waschsalon because I can use a credit card, and then driving over to a grocery not located in Fulton County. For obvious reasons I am going to attempt to do this early to beat the crowds. If I can accomplish both tasks today I should be set to remain at home for at least a couple of weeks, if that is what is ordered of us. Wish me luck.

And yes, I am still employed. I am taking a vacation (half?) day today to do my errands.

Hope all is okay with you.

Stay safe, wash your hands, be nice to others. I will attempt to do the same.

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42 Responses to 2020-04-02

  1. Oh, I was going to wear my balaclava out today, but forgot it at home because I was in a rush.

    Well that was a nice surprise, I just figuratively bumped into to ITP-Reader Stacy at the Waschsalon. Great minds think alike. 😀

    • Stacy says:

      Waves to ITP as I’m currently looking at him in his car while I’m in my car across the street! *grin* 🙂

      Btw you can still Fulton shop today. Just discovered Publix and Murder both open at 8. That’ll be my next stop before sheltering in place the next few weeks.

      • barb says:

        grocery stores are essential- you can still grocery shop after this all goes into effect. but -don’t take the whole family with you – ya know???

        I dropped off a Netflix DVD at the mailbox by Publix this morning (Allan is still working on his massive movie collection) – there was quite a few people waiting for the 8am opening.

        • Stacy says:

          What, me and my whole family of cat? 😉

          Sure they’ll still be open. But if I can avoid them for a while now, I will.

          • barb says:

            hell, people take their animals to Home Depot – its lawless out there (I mean, we can get alcohol to go now) pretty soon they will need to take pets to the grocery!

        • ITP Lurker says:

          What’s this DVD thing you speak of?

          • barb says:

            WELL- when you decide you need to copy every movie ever onto a hard drive (s) – you need to get the old school DVDs to make that happen.
            think back to a time so long ago……….

          • ITP Lurker says:

            Ah, got it. 🙂

      • Stacy reported of stocked shelves. Life in Decatur wasn’t so rosy. Because I wanted to finish my income taxes I chose to shop at the Kroger on North Decatur and Dekalb Industrial. It was crowded, and most of the hygienic products were wiped out still. I managed to get most of the things on my shopping list, so I’m good for awhile. Oddly people were lined up in aisles to check out, yet I was able to walk straight to a self-checkout station.

    • Yep, I am Sheltering In Car.

  2. 7:30am and the garbage truck is making a racket while emptying a dumpster. Hope the folks nearby don’t need to sleep late.

  3. Just booked a haircut appointment for May 2 in the hopes that we will be able to do such things by then.

  4. Steve Brady says:

    I would say the Waschsalon would be an essential business. I maen it certainly is for you!!

    Will be interesting to see what the Guv’na says the rules are. Riding bikes and exercise? Take out and delivery? We shall see.

    MC is trying to arrange happy hour at George’s tomorrow night. Not sure what she is thinking. And while I’d like to support them, driving 55 miles ain’t happening. They do have a GoFundMe page for the staff.

    Yesterday was another afternoon of frustration trying to stay connected. After I got off my 2PM call, I just gave up.


    • Bonnie says:

      Huh, I assumed H5 was an April fools joke when I saw the post yesterday?

    • Stacy says:

      Steve, fwiw? Yes, Wash Salons are considered essential business! As one who uses one, I made sure of that. Of course they can privately decide to close doors if they want. As I told The ITP (while folding laundry a good 6×3 feet apart!)…we’re gonna be all “oh haaaaaaaaaaay friends with a washer and dryer!” pretty soon. 😉

  5. Bonnie says:

    I guess I could wear my balaclava with a skull on it (that Jim gave me) but I might scare people. 😂 I dug out my bandana stash yesterday and learned how to make a simple folded face mask using 2 rubber bands or pigtail holders. It seems to work fine. Anyone else tinkering around with making face masks? I cut up a T-shirt yesterday for some practice making no-sew versions. I *may* cut up a pillow case today and see if I can actually sew one with needle and thread (I have several travel sewing kits I’ve snagged from hotel rooms over the years). And no, I can’t sew at all, but the technique one girl used in a video looked easy enough. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I don’t see how wearing a mask in public will hurt anything as long as I don’t neglect other social distancing and cleanliness regiments. We’ll see. I don’t need to go to the store again for a while.

    • barb says:

      why does it need to have folds? why can’t we just use a bandana to cover our face? I’m just curious…….

      • Steve Brady says:

        I think the folds give it better contour around your mouth.

      • Bonnie says:

        Maybe the more layers, the more protection? 🤷🏼‍♀️ You can also add a filter layer, like cutting up a vacuum cleaner bag, HVAC filter, coffee filter or paper towel. You can also make disposable masks out of a paper towel and also using coffee filters (as those of you who saw Dain’s video know 😉).

    • Stacy says:

      Speaking of homemade masks, did you see Dame Bramaged’s tutorial on Facebook she posted? She’s adorable.

    • Lots of variation in the face masks at Kroger.

      I’ve heard of videos with people wearing women’s panties, sanitary pads, and even bra cups! FWIW- these were all men. 😂

  6. Bonnie says:

    I saw a pantry staple recipe today that nearly made me gag—a peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich. 🤮 (Paulie: it’s in our Atlas Obscura email.)

    • Steve Brady says:

      I’ve seen some recent posting about banana and mayo sandwiches, which I don’t get. Banana and peanut butter all day long… but mayo?

      • ITP Lurker says:

        OMG, I haven’t had a banana and mayo sandwich in decades now. I think my mother would make them for lunch sometimes. Banana and peanut butter is far more civilized though. Peanut butter and mayo: Ugh, never the twain shall meet in my house.

    • Ewwwwww, not even I would eat that!

      • barb says:

        I’m not a huge mayo fan, so no way to that one.
        I like peanut butter & lettuce, helps with the stickiness. We ate that all the time as kids. Drink less milk that way.

  7. barb says:

    Australian Bakery meat pies for lunch today – our friend Neville (one of the owners) said their mail order business is hopping! And – hot crossed buns for Easter is a huge seller. So – they are doing ok.
    that makes me happy to hear that.

  8. Bonnie says:

    Fuckeye added the newest addition to instructional videos on the BSH3 fb page: “the Sani dance”. 😂 WLB, oh how I wish we could make a video! Maybe we can figure out how to do one social-distanced / locked down??? We have so many topics to choose from. 🤣

  9. Well, under the category of “It’s Never Easy” I called to try and make an appointment for someone to come out and check out my air conditioner, but the company whose information I have has gone out of business. Dangen!

  10. barb says:

    so – now a mgmt person wants us to use Microsoft teams – but I have no camera, or speaker here with the work computer. I was told long ago, you can’t have your work email on a non company phone. And – I don’t want all that on my personal stuff.

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