California Is on lock down now. TP, paper towels, cleaning supplies and disinfectant, and most foods that will store for a period of time like potatoes, spaghetti, etc. are being bought out each day. The buying panic is rabid but not everyone is participating. The shelves are restocked each day and things are quieting down a bit. Us? We have a small increase in supplies but not too much more than normal. Just enough to tide us over for a couple of days should something not be available on one trip but should be on the next one. We don't have a years supply of toilet paper or 700 bottles of water. What I do have is a larger than normal hay supply. I can scrounge for our food but I don't want the kids to go without. I know - If we're on lock down how can I scrounge for food? Well everyone is supposed to stay home except for those on the following list and those going somewhere to get essential goods.
The list is long - Essential businesses allowed to be open:
Health Care - doctors, hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, therapists, and a long list of support people both public and private
all emergency services and support personal
All food suppliers, including grocery stores, corner convenience stores, any store selling food, farm workers, animal services etc.
restaurant and fast food take out and delivery only
Workers in the manufacture and distribution of forest products - paper, wood etc including office supply stores
Manufacture and distribution of agricultural products
anyone associated in any way with energy production or the petroleum industry or natural gas
Water and sewer
anything to do with transportation including auto repair - as an essential business I still have a job as long as we have customers
Financial, chemical, hazardous materials, communication, necessary government, etc. etc, - the list goes on and on.
So we are on lock down? REALLY? The traffic load is a bit lighter than normal but life seems to go on for most of us.
If they are serious about this whole lock down thing then we should be on lock down.
Hay seems to be readily available, Tractor Supply is open, but carrots are hard to find. I guess the horses will settle for Nicker Makers.
What are you doing?