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Old 03-16-2020, 04:14 PM
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WTF I have been running around like a mad women getting stuff I need and running errands to be prepared for this 3 weeks of government mandated not leaving the house (my county has been ordered).

I am completely stressed out.

I started worried at one point-what if I get sick as a single mom which no one to help. I ran around filling prescriptions, buying tampons, trying to make sure that if the 1 person in the house who can do the shopping stops being able to we will be able to make t through.


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Old 03-16-2020, 04:19 PM
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I made and froze chicken noodle soup starter and put the noodles in the fridge for the same purpose.

I know that here there are people who are reaching out to see if they can help people, so I would guess that in your area there are some people reaching out with support systems that would help you if you as head of household get sick. If you aren't a member of a local neighborhood facebook group or NextDoor group, do a search soon and join. I have been really impressed with people's reactions.

You will be able to get supplies after this settles down some. Even in Italy they are letting people go to the store that need to.

Hope you feel more prepared tomorrow and not so many things to do to ready yourself. It is kind of scary.
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:21 PM
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I'm guessing you are in the Bay Area. If you need any help at all, I'm also in the Bay (north) and happy to help. It is just me and my cats, so I can run any errands you need!
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:24 PM
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Are they saying you're not even allowed to go to the store??

I would also second nextdoor and see if you have any neighborhood FB pages. People on my city/neighborhood FB page are being incredibly supportive- lots of people offering to help.
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:26 PM
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Our Governor in NJ basically told us to stay home.
All parks and playgrounds are closed.

Our school district is closed for 2 weeks.
Governor said all schools are closed until further notice.

As far as I see it, all my family and I need to survive are:

1. tv

2. chocolate

3. Milano cookies

4. books

5. toothpaste

6. chicken and fries

7. potatoes

8. cereal

9. toilet paper

10. arts & crafts supplies

We're good so far.

But, it is only Day 1.


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Old 03-16-2020, 04:42 PM
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When I heard about that shelter in place, I was blown away- wow! I can understand your stress. I bought tampons today, too (but I'm not sheltering)-- I wanted to make sure we had enough!
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:56 PM
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It's an understandable fear. My dd 14 knows how to cook the basics, but I still made sure my pantry and freezers were stocked with easy to prepare things in case I go down since I am her only parent here. I know in an emergency my son or parents could take her but it's still the mother's instinct to protect her babies.
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:58 PM
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I would be stressed out too. Have they given a deadline on when everyone needs to be inside? NextDoor in my area has been amazing about offering help. At least make sure you have some people you can reach out to in case things go south.

This sheltering in place may eventually happen here too. My pantry is well-stocked for two weeks but after that I do need to shop for fresh vegetables and fruit and some more staples.
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:04 PM
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This sheltering in place may eventually happen here too.
I'm surprised it hasn't happened here, actually. For being at ground zero, they certainly have taken their time to make changes that the rest of the country seems to be making quickly (and with way fewer cases and deaths).
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:36 PM
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I feel like the shelter in place is inevitable for everyone. Maybe I'm wrong. I did go back to the store and we probably have enough for 2 weeks if my boys slow down. But I couldn't believe that the Bay said midnight tonight - it must be chaos having everyone trying to stock up all at once!


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Old 03-16-2020, 07:48 PM
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TMI--female stuff

i'm laughing (silently, as DH is next to me, asleep) that 2 of you mention tampons... DH was at store for something saturday and told me TP aisle was wiped (ha ha!) out and then was surprised to notice ALL TAMPONS were as well. i said, you think people grabbed those thinking they could wipe with them???

i usually have enough for at least 2 months and have pads for about 6--since i buy them when i see them on clearance.

well, i can say that i have never been so happy to be perimenopausing than right now--so i don't also have to worry about stocking up in that area! *knocks wood--it's been 10 months*
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:05 PM
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Judging from my kids' reaction I would say many millennials are now "woke." My sister,who never did pay attention to news is now whining about getting groceries.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:35 PM
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My dd (the one who went shopping the other day) asked me if I thought we were all going to have shelter. Then she asked how we would get groceries. I told her this was new to me, too and she thought it was really kind of cool going through this together for the first time.

Weird reaction?
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:09 AM
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I also grabbed some feminine products yesterday. I was only going to get one box, but it was "buy 3, get 1 free." I was a little disappointed that they were basically encouraging us to buy more than we needed when the shelves were so sparsely stocked.
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