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Old Mar 25th, 2020, 04:01 PM
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They used old telephone books for TP.... I can hear young people asking, "What's a telephone book?"

My mom tells a great story of walking home in the blackout on a pea souper night. She felt her foot push against something small. She reached down, found it in the dark and picked it up. When she got home, they discovered it was a pound of real butter. Black market!
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 07:24 AM
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Thank goodness it wasn't something else!!!
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 07:37 AM
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This is when our emergency supply stock for pets comes in really handy. We had one bag of cat litter in it, thank goodness.
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 09:04 AM
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This is when our emergency supply stock . . . comes in really handy. . . thank goodness.
I just remembered 4 rolls of t.p. in the wildfire getaway closet, yay!
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 09:30 AM
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Online Shopping Hint: When I went thru Amazon Prime/Whole Foods, and filled my cart with say 25 items, maybe 3 were noted as "unavailable" and when delivery came, was off about another 5. Time Scheduling: When I got to last page to pick order time/day, all three days were noted "unavailable, come back later" ...... I kept going back to that page maybe 3-5 times to no avail, BUT 1-2 hrs later, when I back-arrowed to the first page where I initiated order, then fwd-arrowed to last page, some delivery choices DID come up for that very afternoon and arrived. Not sure how these "window" systems work or what will happen with your stores. We're in Metro NYC area, so lots of people, but not as many as Cali we know.
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 09:59 AM
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About Chewy: I think the company is doing a great job, considering how many more people are now using it for home delivery of pet food.
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 10:13 AM
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About Chewy: I think the company is doing a great job, considering how many more people are now using it for home delivery of pet food.

Agree. Our dog food will ship on April 3. I just received my latest order of NexGard.
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 12:15 PM
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My only hope with Chewy is that they are doing some level of prioritizing and that, when possible, prescription food and drugs are shipped before less urgent items. My standing order for the Rx food is set so that I have a minimum 3-week supply at all times. I'm now down to a 2-week supply with no word from Chewy on a delivery date. I can feed the diabetic cat an off-the-shelf food for maybe a week before his blood glucose levels will go haywire, but he also has pancreatitis which makes food substitutions troublesome.

If anything, this experience has taught me that I need to have multiple cases of food and boxes of litter on hand at all times. Now, where to put it all...

Sigh.
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 02:05 PM
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Jean,
I spent over an hour searching various sourches online yesterday for TP from Amazon down to Vons and Ralph's (better use of my time than watching one of the FOUR C Virus press conferences on all but one channel - LA users, KCOP 13 is not televising these) and found TP at my local target in San Pedro and also two sizes, same brand, at the Target in Carson where my sister works. Pickup only no delivery and only one brand so try Target in Manhattan Beach.
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 02:15 PM
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Jean, "where to put it all" indeed! Have you called Chewy?
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 03:07 PM
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I have emailed Chewy, not called, and have received email replies. They still don't know "when."

jamie99, I may try Target, but the only time I went there recently it was too dang crowded with a sense of panic in the air. Things have probably settled down, but I think I'd rather try the "golden hour" for seniors at Ralph's. 7:00-8:00 a.m. I've still got about a week before our TP supply will get dangerously low, and I keep hoping the shelves will be restocked.

Three cheers for Petco! The cat litter arrived a few minutes ago.
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Jean,
I spent over an hour searching various sourches online yesterday for TP from Amazon down to Vons and Ralph's (better use of my time than watching one of the FOUR C Virus press conferences on all but one channel - LA users, KCOP 13 is not televising these) and found TP at my local target in San Pedro and also two sizes, same brand, at the Target in Carson where my sister works. Pickup only no delivery and only one brand so try Target in Manhattan Beach.
I've been watching the TV channels that play the old TV shows as it's really a bit much with all the press conferences on the other channels. I'll have to tune into KCOP 13. But, I also watch HTTV and the Food shows, but if I see another episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, I think I'm going to scream.

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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 03:31 AM
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I'm going to have a very, very clean house.

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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 07:01 AM
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My house is going the other way. The clutter is becoming a bit alarming, although the yard is probably the tidiest it's ever been.... I'd much rather work outside than inside.
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 10:13 AM
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Guenmai, yes I watch what I call the "Rerun" channel also for some shows, it is called ME TV (short for memorable TV) on channel 54 for DIrectv and I think Dish, channel 74 for Cox, not sure about Spectrum.
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I went to Costco this morning. I needed gluten free bread and it's a lot less expensive there. Long line to get in, going all around the parking lot, but it moved fairly quickly.

Then I went across the road to Trader Joe's where I needed to get tea bags. Another line, though not as long. There were two TJ employees outside sanitizing every cart and basket as they were returned. Not just the handles, the whole thing. Naturally, I got more than just tea bags and it didn't take all that long. In CA, we usually have to pay for bags in stores now, but TJ's are bagging in their own paper bags with no charge for the bags. They will not bag into your reusable bags. Also, their store was fully stocked,, even with tp. Every shelf was full, also the freezers. Good job TJ's!
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Jean (from another one),

Do call Chewy. It's a great experience, compared with most others.
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 04:29 PM
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Made it to Sprouts about 7:30 am for a produce run. Three registers open, easy to social distance. Didn't look for TP. There was a greeter cleaning cart handles. I put my stuff in cloth bags, then transferred them to a collapsible insulated bag I keep in the trunk. On the way home I got in a 1 mile walk up the oil field roads on Signal Hill (wider and less crowded than the sidewalks and official trails). Amazing Views! Such a beautiful day during a tragic time. Watching Garcetti presser now.



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Old Mar 28th, 2020, 05:43 AM
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When we're in Cali we frequent the Trader Joes in Encinitas. But we live on the east coast, 30 mi west of Manhattan, and are enjoying a new location 3 mi from our home instead of 8 mi! Last Monday it was a bit snowy/rainy here, and went over there before opening hours at 9 a.m. They stated that day they'd keep an add'l senior line. But none was needed. Only about 20 of us entered and pretty much had an aisle per customer or two. I was then informed that the boxes of towels and TP were kept behind the Service Desk by the usual, cheery employees. Requested a 12-roll please and thank-you, and no one gets an opportunity to hoard. Smart policy. Shopping there is always so pleasant, and with just two of us, the portion sizes are just right.
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Old Apr 11th, 2020, 05:38 AM
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An Article in today's LA Times. I can read it on a Firefox browser if I clear my cookies first, without subscribing

https://www.latimes.com/california/s...empty-new-york “The positive news is that we seem to be tamping this down and our peak might be a week away,” said Berkeley’s Jewell. “But we’ll still have to wait three or four weeks after the peak to get back to where we were before the shutdown went in place.” That timeline would suggest a potential reopening of some businesses and other facilities roughly a week into May.

“There will be political pressure to release things quickly; but epidemiologically, you need to wait longer, if you want to control the timing of a second wave,” Jewell said.

Los Angeles County health officials on Friday extended the end-date of their stay-at-home restrictions from April 19 to at least May 15 and said residents should do even more to rein in their public activities. They advised, in particular, reducing excessive trips to grocery stores, to curtail the spread of the virus, which first emerged publicly in California in January."

Maybe I'll be able to go in for routine medical and dental exams by the end of May after all! Fingers crossed.

It is hard to stay away from supermarkets when one is used to fresh produce and shopping every other day or so. I'd like to get a roast chicken from Vons today.
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