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  1. Goodness, last week was busy.  Countless phone calls.  Constant customers.  My hands got tender from putting on gloves and masks, and wiping everything down with Lysol, including the gate.  I wear them, every time I go out and wipe down everything we get.  We don’t want to take any chances.  The paper tends to curl after being wiped, we are calling it, “the Corona Curl”. :008Laughing: The Lady at the post office loved my mask cover... it’s a dust mask with a skull on it.  We chatted about taking extra caution, because of our elderly mothers.  The PO has a ‘shower curtain’ type of barrier in front of them, but I am constantly seeing people move it aside and lean in to talk.  Circle K finally installed a barrier at the counter and quit cashing out customers at all 4 counters, now, only the 2 farthest apart are being used.  People still aren’t respecting the 6’ distancing.   Really?  Sheeple without a clue, IMHO.  


    Keeping the owner of the dog rescue in our prayers, in isolation and having kidney problems, doing video doctor visits.  He’s still has 20+ dogs to care for...by himself.


    Made chicken pot pies, from scratch, last night.  They seemed to like them.  I have enough leftover to make 2 more for the freezer.  :amen:


    I’m looking forward to resting today, but, we still have an appointment coming in.  :shakinghead:  I might just stay inside with MIL and the dogs.  A plus, Storm sounds off every time someone comes, it is encouraging to see people react to his gruff bark.  If they know we have guard dogs, it is less likely they will want to do us harm.  

    DH was concerned about our TP supply, we are good for at least a month, even with 3 people using it, but, he ordered 80 rolls!  :grinning-smiley-044:   Mainly because, I said I didn’t want to deal with WM, until all this settles down. 

    I’m still waiting to see some seeds sprout.  I may have to replant some.  Of 14 zucchini seeds, 2 sprouted.  IDK.  Trusting God.  :amen:


    The weather has been beautiful for Mom, high 70’s to low 80’s. She sits on the porch swing in the sun and naps.  

    WE2, sounds like you are really busy.  Glad your DH was able to clean out the water heater.  Our last one cost us a lot and a lot of muscles.  

    kappydell, I love flowers, the camomile flowers are scattered in the yard around the spice garden, and the roses are blooming profusely, Mom loves the pink Chicago Peace, but loves the smell of the Lincoln roses.  


    And Storm, looking sad for his rescuer....



    Nice to hear everyone is taking the necessary precautions and handling the stress of this all.


    Just a side note...  listening to the news yesterday, some high up doctor was asked about how hard the social distancing was to plan and implement, he said.. oh, it was fairly easy to plan, TPTB had designed it in 2000, but, had never had the opportunity to implement it, until now.  Where’s my tinfoil hat.... planned economic collapse.... planned population control....   :tinfoilhatsmile:   



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  2. 7 hours ago, Midnightmom said:


    Suggestion: Liberty Mutual - I have been very happy with their coverages and their customer service. :thumbs:

    I called them, they said “No!” flat out, because, ‘they don’t like our type of business’.  Go figure.  No biggie, we have great coverage, now, at a lower rate.  :amen:

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  3. Busy day yesterday.  Mowed and edged the front lawn.  Then cleaned house and did most of the laundry.  Made some camomile peppermint tea.  Went to the P.O. and had to dodge people that weren’t heeding the social distancing, got a couple scowls and ‘humph’ from a couple of people. I don’t care if I hurt their feelings.


    We were notified yesterday that the prison here has the virus.  :shakinghead:  


    DH’s friend came over to get supplies.  I gave him some Greek oregano branches and several volunteer tomatillo plants.  Couldn’t give him eggs, because I had already given a couple dozen to our neighbors.  One lady, in her late 70’s hadn’t been able to find any, and she was the one that gave us 3 doz. bread sticks & two pounds of fresh broccoli.  

    Oh, I changed insurance companies, all our policies.  And, the payment is lower.:amen:


    We wanted to go kayak fishing today, but Game & Fish has closed the lakes.  DH really, really wants to get out of the house for a day.  Take a break from all the craziness.  Mom will have her personal protection and the big dogs to keep her safe.  

    I had the feeling to fill the minor holes in our supplies last week, DH didn’t think it was necessary, at that time, but, now is glad I did.  We went on line to order TP, earliest delivery date....May!  Wow.  Then, on the news last night, they said the Amazon workers walked off their jobs...  that’s just gonna make things worse than they already are.  Most of the grocery stores are hiring stock clerks.  

    Stay safe everyone.  

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  4. This whole thing is out of hand.  Boggles my mind.  :gaah:


    We are doing, by appointment only, and, business is conducted on the porch, with gloves & a bucket of Lysol to wipe everything down after each person. 

    With MIL here, we can not take any chances.  

    We were joking the other day, “what are they going to do, shoot the virus?”  :icon19:

    Seriously, if it gets as bad as they are predicting, people want to protect themselves and their families & supplies, from those who want to harm them & take it.


    God help us......


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  5. Thank you Homesteader, and everyone else, for your encouraging words.  I know, this too shall pass.  Seems like I’m praying constantly every day.  Trusting God, trying to let go of my anxiety.  

    Mom & DH, seem to have made a truce, not to nitpick around me.  He says I’m too sensitive, no, I just don’t like contention.  Most of the time, I push myself to be busy doing something, anything to keep myself out of the way.  It really isn’t that bad.  Except for DH constantly telling me to ‘slow down, not to do so much, take a break...  ‘:shakinghead:

    Went to the store, and was able to fill a few gaps in our supplies.  Except TP.  The employee supervising the area, said I missed it by 5 minutes.  The store opened at 7am, I got to the isle at 7:15.  :sigh:


    Packaged the food and put it away.  Made the P.O. run, got on the phone to find out what was up with the insurance cancellation notice.  REALLY!?!!!?  :gaah:  because I was a week late, this month, paying...  the first time in 10 years! The letter showed that payment, but, if I don’t make next months payment early, as of 3/31 at midnight my auto insurance will be cancelled!  The agent said he was sorry, but that is their policy.  I am so very upset.  I have a strict payment schedule, and payday is on the 1st. Called another provider, now, I need to sort through their email, to make sure we are getting the coverage we need.  They will be calling today, to follow up.  Still have a pit in my stomach about that.  

    Gotta stay strong.  Gotta keep my chin up.  Gotta let the stress go.  Gotta try....


    Sorry for the rant.  I know we are all dealing with stressful times.  I am keeping everyone in my prayers, God knows.  

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  6. 7 minutes ago, The WE2's said:


    Oh my...and dental work is usually a must.  Lots of medical problems can come because of bad dental.

    I broke down & wept in the shower last night.  The stresses in the house got to me.  

    Planted 3 rows of fava beans and transplanted a couple tomatillo plants.  

    Happy birthday Mary. :bdaycake:

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  7. 16 minutes ago, Ambergris said:

    That's when I started saying "How much to pull it?"

    Oh, he did, ‘...probably not much less...’ and it would need to be done by an oral surgeon.  Had to put it on a credit card.  The tooth was broken down below the gum line.  

    UPS man told us to sanitize our deliveries, a man at the distribution center in Phx. tested positive.  I have a small bucket with Lysol solution and a rag, which I am using on everything.


    Storm soaking up the sunshine... 


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  8. The chat box is an older app.  The designer quit updating the ‘free’ app and now charges for it.  I haven’t found another app to replace it, yet.  I’ll check with Darlene to see if she wants me to delete it.  


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  9. When you think you are prepared.... the unexpected happens.


    DH lost 1/2 of a filled molar.  The dentist took him, which was a blessing, however, he called me..  the cost to repair it was almost $1,000.!!!  to be paid in advance. :0327:The shock made my chest hurt & gave me a stomach ache.  

    On the bright side of life, a neighbor gave us 6 dozen bread sticks, 6 bundles of fresh broccoli, and a bag of lemons, she brought home a case of each, left over from the food bank distribution.  Chopped, blanched and froze the broccoli and vacuum sealed and froze the bread.  

    Just trying to entertain and take care of DH & MIL and the Dee-oh-geez.  

    Here’s Storm, entertaining himself... DH said, “...taste the rainbow...”. :grinning-smiley-044:




    And the camomile is taking over the spice garden and the lawn...



    DH got me a bag of fava beans, non-GMO heirloom.  Started a batch soaking yesterday, I need to turn the soil to be able to plant a couple of rows.  Plus, transplant the volunteer tomatillo plants, in that area.  

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  10. Mom is here.  They brought her perishables, anti-bacterial dish soap, (yucky smell & allergies, I’m hoping never to have to use it.), a package of TP & a roll of paper towels.  

    Yeah, things are upside down here, it’s a small house.  Limited space, I gave up my bed, but refused to give up my only kitchen chair.  It’s one of the only places I can sit comfortably and I need to sit when I’m working in the kitchen. Or reading.  I gave her the chair/stool instead.  She’s uncomfortable, DH is uncomfortable and I’m trying to keep the peace.  :pray:  


    I normally do not watch the news or any TV, but, with mom here, the TV is on a lot. Good grief!!! Honestly, I had no idea how crazy things are out there.  DH keeps up on thing via the internet, but hadn’t said how bad things are.  And, then, there’s replays of football the rest of the day.  Today the news said our governor isn’t issuing a stay at home mandate.  

    I spent the day, putting the food up, they brought from TX, then, emptied his suitcase and put it up.  Made corned beef and cabbage, had to get a head of cabbage, because the 1/2 head I had in the crisper, had a little black mold on most of the leaves.  Feeding my 89 year old MIL, I didn’t want to take any chance.  The guys at the market went in ‘back’ and brought me a head, because the cooler only had lettuce.


    We are limiting our customers.  100’s of calls asking for the same thing.  We all are carrying.  Yup, even Mom.  Lol.  We don’t need someone doing something stupid, especially with her here.  Customers are directed to the back yard, business is conducted on the back porch.  Money, debit cards, ink pens, and chairs are wiped down with Lysol.  Everyone seems to appreciate our caution.  Big dogs stay in the house with mom.  The pups don’t appreciate not being able to see/smell the people coming over.


    Nice to see everyone hanging in there and staying safe.  I have been wondering....

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  11. Cleaned house today.  Converted our bedroom for mom.  Emptied drawers, bagged winter cloths, laundry for hours. Sheets dried quicker on the line, than, in the dryer.  Puppies didn’t like being outside all day. IDK, with customers scheduled all next week, I really can’t re-arrange the living room to accommodate Mom, but after the rush, and when we are sold out of the inventory coming in, it should be easier.  

    Yesterday, I made French bread & a batch of cinnamon rolls, 1/2 for DH & mom, 1/2 for the elderly neighbor lady.  She came over to the fence & asked if all was well with us.  We chatted a bit and she expressed her concerns.  Because I’ve made them for her, in the past, and she couldn’t find any, I gave her 1/2 the batch.  She helps at the church food bank, and said, they are filling boxes & handing them thru car windows, to avoid contact.  I also gave her some of the hand sanitizer I had made.  She went shopping yesterday and was frightened how bare the shelves were.  I dug up some camomile & mint & put it in a pot for her, and told her how to boil it for tea.  Good stuff to relax. Especially with all the panic going on.


    DH found flour in TX.  Today he has been busy packing Mom up.  He’s bringing a lot of her supplies.  I’m very concerned.  :pray:

    I planted some butternut squash seeds today, that had soaked a couple of days.  DH ordered more fava beans, which should be in by Wednesday.  I have room for 3 rows. He really likes them.  Yesterday, I also planted a row of black eyed peas.  One zucchini has sprouted.  I’ll plant more if the other seeds don’t sprout. The tomatoes are doing good, 3 tomatoes on the vine already growing, :amen:  The Mexican oregano is growing again too!  :amen:  Hopefully, the basil will come back, or all the seeds I scattered in that area will sprout, if not, we still have the plant in the kitchen that is doing well.  The celery, beets, carrots, & cabbage are all growing great. PTL. DH loves them.  AZ is too hot for lettuce.... might plant it in the winter, next year.  We’ll see.  It only last so long in the frig, so... there’s that too.  

    Whacked down the weeds outside the yard, city put a notice they will fine us for any weeds over 6” tall. Really?  DH’s friend asked if I’d let him poison them...”only on the outside of the yard.”  I have never used poison inside the yard.  Don’t wanna eat it.  Still, every year the city sprays, it kills our lawn, about 3 foot in, after the monsoon floods.   It is what it is.  Can’t tell the city “don’t” At least they quit doing the alley next to the garden.  One year, I stopped them.  Gave them a couple ripe tomatoes, that they had over sprayed.  I smiled politely and said ‘enjoy’.  I always take extra time to whack down those weeds now.  Lol.


    Gotta go set up the air mattress for us...  sighTold DH, if Moms gonna stay longer, we need to get another bed. I can handle that.  



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  12. :gaah::runcirclsmiley2::gaah:


    MIL is coming....  :runcirclsmiley2:


    Gotta clean house. Gotta find a way to put up a bed for us, she’ll get our bed.  :runcirclsmiley2:


    Gotta do so much!  :runcirclsmiley2:  



    Made a couple loaves of French bread today and a couple batches of cinnamon rolls, one for the neighbor lady, & one for DH & MIL.
    Now, I’m trying to figure out what to do for her.  OMG, I didn’t expect her to want to come. :imoksmiley:

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  13. Went to the store, around 7:30 am. I got most everything on my list, minus pinto beans and lasagna noodles No biggie.  One item per customer for meat, paper products cleaning products and eggs & milk.  PTL they let 2 packages of veggies go.  I actually asked the regional manager if I needed to return the items in my cart.  🙁. She said no.  Got chicken, beef, hotdogs, & corned beef, butter, paper plates, and a few extra spices.  Went to the local market, got another bag of flour.  All purpose.  Yuck.  I usually only get unbleached. Meh,not a biggie.  DHtexed me saying he found my unbleached flour in TX & got 2 bags.  :amen::amen::amen:


    Tomorrow, I hope to make more French bread for him, & vacuum seal it.  

    An estranged neighbor came over, at the fence, calling out to me. She helps at the food bank & wanted to know if we are ok.  Talked with her for a while.  Gave her some hand sanitizer I made today.  A leaf of aloe & 91% alcohol, liquified.  I made a pint& gave her 1/2.. asking for my jar back.  :buttercup:  I will make more tomorrow.  

    The aloe is growing great, with the rain we’ve had.. here’s one cutting... it made 1 1/2  cups...


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