Well, it has finally happened, my Blogging Buddies. I have witnessed the panic-buying that goes with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Back up, Angie…
Everything has been fine here in my corner of SoCal. San Diego County, to be exact. Yesterday was the first news of the virus being anywhere near us. There were five cases reported in the county. The county is huge, I wasn’t worried.
Younger Daughter has had my car all this week, except for Monday evening and Tuesday morning. I had stocked up on groceries for the week, knowing I wouldn’t have the car. We have plenty of food.
It’s been rainy and yucky all week, and Ben has been having a rougher than usual time lately. Changes in the pressure affect him. Since today was Friday, I was feeling bummed that he’d be home for two days and I wouldn’t get a break from him.
Well, Murphy likes his games… Just as Ben was getting off the bus, his teacher called. Uh-oh… Yep! School is closed until after Spring Break. I won’t get a break from him until April 6th, when the Glorious Little Yellow School Bus comes back. Angie is not pleased.
Older Daughter started freaking out about the schools closing, people freaking and panic-buying…she was worried that we wouldn’t have enough of the things Ben eats and drinks at home. She ordered some stuff online and I went to the local grocery store. I needed to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy anyway.
The store was packed! Even for a Friday evening, there were a lot of people. I got my prescription and walked on to get the few things on my list. When I passed the toilet paper aisle, I stopped. Everything was gone. WHAT is the deal with the toilet paper??? Can anyone explain this to me?
Also completely gone were water, ramen (which I needed for Ben) and lots of canned and frozen food. The panic has hit. The little corner market had Ben’s ramen, so we’re good. I may have to get more ‘juice’ (Fruit Punch flavor Capri Sun) before what we ordered gets here, but there seemed to be plenty. I didn’t buy out the store in a panic.
Anyway, we’re all healthy, we have everything we need for a week or so, then the deliveries should start coming. But I am seriously bummed that Ben is gonna be home for the next three weeks.
(featured image was taken by me tonight. I was laughing at the ridiculousness of it)