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Old 04-02-2020, 04:19 PM
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I've had to leave the house for groceries for my elderly mom and I filled a prescription for her. I also had to buy a printer with a fax machine so DH can work from home, (his job will reimburse us) If you've left your home, what was the reason?


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Only for groceries and a walk
Old 04-02-2020, 04:27 PM
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Groceries
Walks
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:28 PM
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--Started out in Florida when this got bad. Drove instead of flying, so we did stop for gas, potty breaks, and one takeout order. --Grocery store twice
--allergy shot
--helped DS move back home while he waits for clearance to move to Denmark

DS and DH went to home Depot real quick today to get some things to make minor repairs to DS's house to ready it for rental.

We're all being super careful to not touch faces and wash hands as soon as we return from a store
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:30 PM
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I went to the grocery store. Your trip to pick up tools for dh so he can work is fine. Don't worry about what you did today. Just keep yourself and others safe.
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:30 PM
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groceries
pass out packets for kids


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Old 04-02-2020, 04:33 PM
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1. Groceries (I'm buying for my MIL, my parents, and us)
2. Walks (which have included a walk to the bank where I made a deposit in the after hours box)
3. Target pick up tonight....our coffee pot died today and it IS an essential item!!!!
4. 1 trip to school to help hand out computers and get a few things from my classroom.
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:36 PM
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Drive 1/2 mile to trail head to walk. It isn't safe to walk the 1/2 mile as it is down a major state route. To the grocery 1 time to get materials for a nasty burn and grab a few things. Out in 10 minutes. Drive through the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. I need to do a grocery run but can't decide to wait until we are absolutely out of everything or keep a stock of stuff available.
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:43 PM
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Went to pharmacy to pick up prescription
Doctors appointments
Walks
I'm going to drive my car tomorrow so my brakes don't rust out as recommended by my mechanic.
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:45 PM
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Groceries, volunteering at school, going for a walk.
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:47 PM
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Groceries, walking the dogs, some meals, ice cream (thatís my coffee, donít judge).


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Old 04-02-2020, 04:50 PM
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1. Groceries (tried to order online but the store cancelled the order)
2. Pharmacy
3. 2 post op doctor's appointments
4. School to pick up supplies for distance learning
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:03 PM
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1. Early on (March 16th?) a trip to school
2. Pick up prescription (March 16 & 17)
3. Grocery store
4. Walks
5. Drive thru food 2 times
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:04 PM
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groceries curbside pick up once
working in back yard
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:14 PM
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I have gone to get groceries (for my family and for my parents) and to school once (just after we closed) to get some things to work on from home.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:14 PM
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grocery
pharmacy
dog walks
vet's office
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:18 PM
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Not an emergency, but essential for me:
1. I drive for groceries (1x in 2 weeks).
2. I walk SOLO for exercise* (daily).
3. I get my RX by mail.

*a. My state is encouraging us to walk outside in our neighborhoods.
*b. I HATE adults who walk in partners or groups. I’m not talking about adults with small children, I hate 2+ people taking up a boatload of space because they’re social distancing. Then the rest of us have to work hard to get around them. C’mon, people, please walk alone.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:19 PM
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I've left the house to go to school twice in the last 3 weeks. Once was a mandatory staff meeting, the other was to make copies for the students' assignment packets that go home each week. DH and I had been going for walks but it was getting crowded on the paths so we've stopped that for right now. I walk up and down our half mile driveway instead. We are absolutely taking no chances.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:20 PM
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Our state is also encouraging people to get out and walk. Iím not walking with other people, just the dogs.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:24 PM
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Iím not walking with other people, just the dogs.
Sorry for my rant. I was just telling DD I think dog walkers are the most considerate social distancers.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:40 PM
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We've gone to Sams and Costco. I've done Target drive up a few times. I've started having my prescriptions delivered. I did do curbside pick up at a local yarn store this weekend - supporting local business where I can. We've picked up a few meals since we've been home, mostly local restaurants that we want to stay in business.

We do walk our neighborhood with our dog. We spend a lot of time in our front yard with the dog. She loves it and we get to at least say hello to neighbors from a distance.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:40 PM
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Pretty much just walking the dog. She doesn't like other dogs so I pretty much always keep away from other people with dogs, and now I just extend that to people without dogs, too. DH does the grocery shopping by himself.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:44 PM
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I can't remember what day it was, but just before schools shut down I went to the grocery store at 6am. This was immediately after the initial toilet paper hoard.

Since then, I've been to school twice-- one to prepare work for students, the second time to be present when parents came to pick up the work.

I leave my house for walks often, just with my children and dog. I sit in my backyard daily.

My husband has left to go to the pharmacy twice, and once to pick up our childrens' work.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:50 PM
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Going for a walk.

Iím fortunate to have someone shopping for me and delivering it to my porch
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:53 PM
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Iíve been out for . . .
  • groceries (twice, I think?)
  • one prescription that I canít get by mail order like my others
  • got allergy shots
  • take groceries to Mom
  • school once to pick up stuff I needed to work from home & finalize entire year or plans with partner
  • order carry out from local restaurant every Friday
  • DHís school once

We have tried to do multiple things when possible. For instance, I got prescription and allergy shots the same day. And we got groceries, take-out, and DHís school stuff all the same day.

We have also taken walks and worked in our yard. Thatís technically not going out, though. I live in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:56 PM
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DH has been going to the grocery store every two weeks.

Other than that, we drive to the post office twice a week.

We walk in our neighborhood.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:57 PM
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Making a liquor run.


Sorry, couldn't resist!
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Old 04-02-2020, 06:02 PM
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I wouldn't call the stuff we leave for emergencies, but I would call them essential supplies.

Groceries

and walks

Luckily, we don't need regular meds or medical supplies.
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Old 04-02-2020, 06:13 PM
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It's been almost 3 weeks. I have been to the grocery once and Target once. I have done drive through at our church to pick up worship bags. I have doorknob delivered a meal to my parents and in-laws.
DH has been to work every day. He has also been our shopper. He has been to Sam's, Costco, Target, and 2 Krogers trying to track down food (not being picky, just totally stripped stores). Stores seem to be mostly stocked again (except tp and cleaning supplies). He also had a run to Home Depot for a doorknob since he broke ours and that's where he scored cleaning supplies! And tonight he picked up take out to deliver to his mom for her birthday.
I feel like DH is out way too much.
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Old 04-02-2020, 06:44 PM
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A few days ago I had to go to my district office to pick up an i pad- one of the apps we're required to use is only on an i pad and I didn't have one. Tech guy met me in the parking lot so I didn't have to touch any doors/other surfaces and I washed my hands when I got home and left the i pad on the counter for 2 days- just in case!

I realized when I was halfway there that I had left the house with just my keys/phone- no purse/driver's license or anything! I figured they definitely weren't pulling people over frivolously at a time like this, but kind of scary. I've apparently forgotten what is needed for driving .

Other than that I've only been to the store. I really need to start taking walks outside. Last fall I moved to a quiet neighborhood that has plenty of space and big sidewalks- it will be easy to keep distance from other people if any happen to be out. I'm not an outdoorsy person at all but I figure I have to get a change of scenery at some point and it's probably not good for you to just stay inside for weeks on end. It was snowing today and will be cold tomorrow, but then it's supposed to heat back up. I really should make that a goal for next week, especially since I've also had a hard time getting my steps in with online teaching.
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Old 04-02-2020, 07:00 PM
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twice to pick up grocery orders
went for a drive last weekend with dh walked around a lake no one else around
post office to get mail twice, we mainly get junk mail only
once to get school materials when we found out about our closure
walked outside in my small town
worked in my yard yesterday, it rained today
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:05 PM
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I forgot to take my driver's license when I went out too! I hadn't left the house in weeks since I am considered high risk. DH got sent to work at home because of me, but he still does the essential errands. I did the post office run to send off my parent's rent since there was no touching involved at the drive up mail drop. It felt good to get out, but it felt odd after so long!
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Iím not going to fib. I second Shelby3. Several times.
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Old 04-03-2020, 02:42 AM
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Groceries (weekly)
Pharmacy to pickup med for DH
Drop off mail at bank mailbox or PO
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Groceries only
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:27 AM
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Sister's house...I have only a hot spot, she has unlimited internet....this is our third week of "must be quality lessons"

Groceries
Pharmacy
Walks

Once each:
Home Depot (ceiling light chain broke, couldn't see)
Staples (to buy printer/scanner to post work for kids)
Pizza (to support restaurant workers)
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:54 AM
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I have been:
Grocery store 1-2 times a week
Sonic just to grab a drink and get out of the house
Starbucks- 1 time a week to get a weekís worth of coffee. I like cold coffee.
Loweís- gardening stuff
Target- just to do a pick up

I really try to condense all of my going out to 1-2 days a week.

Other than that, lots of walking the neighborhood with my kids and in the yard.
Plus it helps that I am working now at home and not on spring break.
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:14 PM
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Since March 13 (when the poop hit the fan here), I went to the grocery store once and the pharmacy once (husband got shingles - oh no) and have taken a few walks and bike rides in the neighborhood.
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Old 04-03-2020, 02:20 PM
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I HATE adults who walk in partners or groups. Iím not talking about adults with small children, I hate 2+ people taking up a boatload of space because theyíre social distancing. Then the rest of us have to work hard to get around them. Címon, people, please walk alone.
I walk with my son or my dh sometimes. There's no way we could social distance in our own home- it's way too small. I was actually thinking about that the other day. For all 5 us to constantly be 6ft away from each other would be impossible. Anyway, we walk next to one another, but we get way over to the side when others pass.

It does drive me nuts when people walk together (I'm not seeing anyone walk in social distance groups, so I'm going to assume all those I see walking in 2s and 3s are living in the same house since they are walking side-by-side) and they continue to walk using the same amount of room as before when we come across each other. If you're walking next to each other, you can also walk behind one another for the time it takes us to try to pass one another.
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if you're walking next to each other, you can also walk behind one another for the time it takes us to try to pass one another.
exactly!!!

ETA: I tried to fix the caps I killed. Sorry.:conf used:
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Old 04-03-2020, 05:25 PM
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I try to only go out once a week for groceries and so that my mom can water her plants. I have picked up food to 3 times (which is amazing as my mom eats out a few times a week!). Today was a bit long. I went to my momís, the bank to pay her mortgage and the post office to pick up her mail that had been held. Then when shopping earlier in the week the store didnít have horseradish and I forgot the parsley for the Passover Seder Wednesday night. I will go out Tuesday or Thursday to get balloons, etc for my sonís birthday.
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