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I no longer have stoner friends, so I have to rely on Google for much of my weed information. Other than what I know because I'm a policy nerd who follows local tax policies.
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:see_stars: Total Wine will really miss me if pot ever legal in Texas. :yikes:

Made the run to Walmart - in/out in minutes. PU meds only no shopping. Sam's a bit of a cluster fuck. Long line plus I needed some limes (essential for me) that we no stock when I placed my on line order, so had to grab limes, used scan and go, so that was simple and quick. Then came time to pick up my on line order. Down hill from there - another line - one person working table - 20-30 minutes to get the hell out. Then had to run back to grocery store I was at earlier to see if some good person had turned in my Motorola H730 bluetooth earbud that I flipped off in parking lot when I was removing my face mask and gloves - didn't realize I'd done this until I got home - $45 down the drain.

At any rate, I'm done shopping for another couple of weeks. Now it's sit and wait to get sick or not. Lovely times we live in. :thumbdown:
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Sorry Wino -- that sounds full of suck.

I think we might be a little better off here because of the retail industry needed to support tourism (which is dead right now). We might have more suppliers than would be indicative of our population.
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I have barely touched my canned goods - just in case. I made lists of stuff for meals so I don't run out of one important ingredient.

Choices are really getting limited here. We have to cook what is available, not just what we can afford. This is very strange.

If it gets bad, I am fully prepared to break into the Mountain House just to make the canned and frozen goods stretch a little further. I always tried to make sure I had 30+ days of food to get through weather events, so I am actually a little nervous to see some of the stocks depleting without a real possibility of replenishment. Everything is a "maybe" or "probably not" except basic stuff. It is interesting to learn things about yourself in these times.

Thank goodness I always stocked up on my coffee (nectar of the gods) and rotated. I finally found eggs and TP online today (and ordered)! Cheddar cheese is just impossible to find right now, though.
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Fortunately for us, the "cook what is available" is much more positive. We used to shop for a lot of our fresh fruit and vegetables at local farmers' markets, and someone put together a delivery service for them with the closures. So we're getting a big box of random produce on Saturday that we cook throughout the week. It's good for our kids to be told, "sorry, that's what's for dinner."

Sorry things are rougher for you on the other side of the country.

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Fortunately for us, the "cook what is available" is much more positive. We used to shop for a lot of our fresh fruit and vegetables at local farmers' markets, and someone put together a delivery service for them with the closures. So we're getting a big box of random produce on Saturday that we cook throughout the week. It's good for our kids to be told, "sorry, that's what's for dinner."

Sorry things are rougher for you on the other side of the country.
Send some this way! Ours are pretty expensive
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Heard that Wally World is installing sneeze guards between cashiers and customers in all their stores. The local one pulled all their reusable plastic bags, only using paper. Speaking of them, the Walton Family and their family business is making huge profits, they should be make some big donations.

Stopped at a pharmacy, clerk said they're not touching reusable bags because they might have the virus so I bagged my own.
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Yeah, the Waltons are the original tycoon socialists, keeping people working one hour / week LESS than is needed to be eligible for health care and benefits, forcing them to use federal and state-funded assistance.
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After four tries, I finally got gloves and vicks vapo rub. Plus paper towels. Thank you instacart!

Still no wipes, even though they are always available to put in my cart...
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Another reason to make sure you have enough for a while: Instacart workers who deliver groceries announced a strike demanding covid-19 protections, a better default tip and hazard pay.

Instacart’s workers will strike for safety protections and hazard pay. A lifeline of groceries could be caught in the middle.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... ronavirus/
Gig workers for the grocery delivery app Instacart are planning an emergency strike starting Monday to protest the company’s lack of worker protection during the coronavirus pandemic, a move that is likely to cause waves in the already-disrupted grocery space.

Instacart has become a lifeline for some consumers during the outbreak as more states order residents to shelter in-place.

Gig workers have become akin to first responders for some people during the crisis, but they perform this labor without meaningful health benefits or pay protection. Instacart hasn’t provided workers with any hand sanitizers or protection, Vanessa Bain, a veteran shopper for Instacart who helped organize the strike, told The Washington Post.
Instacart workers are asking for hand sanitizer and disinfectant, an additional $5 per order in hazard pay, as well as for the default tip to be set to 10 percent, rather than 5 percent. They are also seeking an indefinite extension of pay for workers impacted by covid-19, including “anyone who has a doctor’s note for either a preexisting condition that’s a known risk factor or requiring a self-quarantine.”

The strike will continue until Instacart, which has raised $1.95 billion in venture capital, according to Pitchbook, agrees to the terms, according to a Medium post outlining their terms.
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We are good tippers but we are going to be better tippers now.

A small thing, but we have been thanking people for working.

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i have gloves and masks now...I can shop
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It looks like we all missed the perfect coronavirus retreat last December:
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2424 ... 1966_zpid/
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geno wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:51 pm
It looks like we all missed the perfect coronavirus retreat the December:
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2424 ... 1966_zpid/
yeah, split 10 ways, 30k each, 8 acres each... not sure how much fun it is in december, though.

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$300k? Someone bought that just in time. Would have been a cool LGC Club House!

Remote, privately owned decommissioned radar base for sale. Perfect property to use as a survivalist retreat, bug out property, or just your own secluded full time residence. Property is fenced and gated with 7 foot high chain link that is topped with 18 inch "V'd" barbwire. It consists of approximately 80 acres of bare land, with the remainder populated with multiple buildings and utilities including: a 4000 sqft 5 bay shop, a 2500 sqft mechanics shop, a 16 room motel/barracks, a 4 story radio tower
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I'm gonna hold out for that hollowed out volcano I've always wanted...
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K9s wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:38 pm
$300k? Someone bought that just in time. Would have been a cool LGC Club House!

Remote, privately owned decommissioned radar base for sale. Perfect property to use as a survivalist retreat, bug out property, or just your own secluded full time residence. Property is fenced and gated with 7 foot high chain link that is topped with 18 inch "V'd" barbwire. It consists of approximately 80 acres of bare land, with the remainder populated with multiple buildings and utilities including: a 4000 sqft 5 bay shop, a 2500 sqft mechanics shop, a 16 room motel/barracks, a 4 story radio tower
Actually that 300K is the Zillow estimate of value; the asking price was 499K but it didn't sell. Maybe it will be relisted, Its in my favorites now.
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Man that would be sweet if one of us bought it and allowed the club to use it for National and also just as a general retreat.

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You are kinda exposed out there. Better put up some berms and get a sniper nest in that tower.

I like the old missile silos.
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senorgrand wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:24 am
You are kinda exposed out there. Better put up some berms and get a sniper nest in that tower.
Exposed to more than snipers;
"Winter weather can vary greatly from brutal cold when Arctic air moves in from Canada, to temperatures far above 32 °F or 0 °C due to chinook winds – for instance the coldest month (and only one to never top freezing) of January 1916 averaged −13.3 °F or −25.2 °C and February 1936 during a notorious cold wave −12.8 °F or −24.9 °C, but February 1954 averaged as high as 37.1 °F or 2.8 °C and January 1919, 34.1 °F or 1.2 °C.[11] The hottest temperature recorded in Havre is 111 °F or 43.9 °C on August 5, 1961, and the coldest −57 °F or −49.4 °C on January 27, 1916."

I've done about -25F in the past that was cold enough for me; especially when the well pump froze.
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On the good side, you could see someone coming from miles away. And, who is going to find you up there, anyway?

All the missile silos were sold as disaster bunkers long ago. That's where you go to raid supplies.
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Here the weather is fine and with the virus traffic has thinned. My lgs is a small store with a range attached . I was there last week and the place was jammed with people buying guns and ammo. I should have about 3000 varied cast coated bullets in the mail. No this is not the prepper in me, Its my bi-annual order.
Our daughter sent us some of her canned dilly beans etc in a box with toilet paper rolls as cushions, we thanked her for the toilet paper (just kidding).
This will pass though it may be back again. I think we will have a lot of new gun owners. My own opinion people have gone nuts with hoarding. But who knows.
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In and out of three stores this morning, all before 8 am so I don't need anything else for the week. Stores here are restocking, shelves aren't as bare. Got some extra paper goods, found some kleenex at a local dollar store yesterday so I'm fine for now.
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Yeah, I shopped early this morning too. Two stores. One store showed increasingly depleted shelves of those things you'd expect to be depleted. Got some TP and paper towels. I can probably avoid going out for two weeks, but I don't think I need to. I'm practicing safe shopping and so on. Glad I have a back yard to go into though. Got some coffee beans. French Roast was out last time, but not this time.

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