I headed off to CVS and the pet store with my homemade mask in place and what a change a couple of weeks has caused. You can only get prescriptions at the pharmacy now where they have a barrier up to protect the employees. You have to take anything else to the front register. You can only purchase "essential" items although the clerk didn't expand on what that meant. Of course no paper goods or disinfecting products on the shelves still. Employees wearing masks. The biggest change were tables in front of the usual place to put your items that was holding the credit card machine and a basket to put your items into. Good distancing.
The same thing at the pet store, but only customer at a time as it is a small store. I'm glad all these things are in place but it was a dramatic change.
I have decided to try the senior hours at Vons later in the week to see if it is easier to stay at a distance then plus since it is first thing in the morning perhaps they will have more in stock. Yet another new shopping experience.
We have set up a "dirty" counter where all packaged items are left for the appropriate amount of time to let any virus die. It is getting a lot of use.
On the way home from my short shopping excursion I heard part of a news conference with our governor and he indicated that they think the number of new cases will not peak in California until mid-May although Los Angeles county if anticipating a very rough week right now. I guess my thinking that it will be July or later until the restrictions are lifted may be on target.
Connecting while Distancing - Just emails back and forth with a friend.
Carrying On - After craving something chocolate for a few days, baking was on the to do list. I only have cocoa powder in the pantry so thought of brownies but found chocolate muffins used half as many eggs. Haven't decided what to make based on egg availability in the stores ever. The muffins hit the spot.
I was supposed to have a routine Medicare Wellness visit and annual prescription renewals in 10 days with lab tests sooner. I called the Dr's office and they rescheduled me for early June pending whether or not it is safe to go to the lab by then. They authorized prescription extensions though to carry me through.
Then I called the vet to see what the new procedure is there. You call once you arrive and they come out and get the dog and charge you when they return her. They will cut her toenails if needed - the groomer has been doing it. They also had more medication in stock for her and we scheduled her appointment for May. All set to take her for her monthly Addison's shot next week.
Our local OLLI program is offering a very reduced number of courses for Spring for free via Zoom so Hubby is doing 2 of them. I'm not so keen on the topics so will carry on differently.
Thankful for - I am so thankful that we are financially stable as the cost of one of my prescriptions has soared and that California has a governor who seems to be tackling the pandemic as well as can be done.