Masking up again – Our area has a high vaccination rate but our cases are increasing. People seem to be taking this round seriously (which floored me). More people are wearing masks than I’ve seen in a long time. I’m used to seeing them at the regular stores and grocery stores but I had to make a trip to a big box hardware store. That’s the home of “the macho.” “Them there folk” don’t need anything to survive but their bare hands and camo (perhaps some weapons would be helpful). Dang, 90% had masks on. Is humanity changing? Could this be a reboot? A recalibration? I doubt it. People be weird. They will go back to killing their neighbor because he took their parking space. You can tell by reading history.
House fires – There was a tragic house fire locally killing over half of a young family. News reports say the smoke detectors weren’t working and it was a fast moving fire caused by a Christmas tree. I make no judgement. I’ve had those doggone things go off at 3 a.m. (that’s the only time they go off) without a fire and there was no way to turn them off. A piercing wail can drive you do to things like rip them out and toss on the lawn (a friend told me that). My heart goes out to the family and I wish alarm makers would spruce up their products so they were easier, working when needed without 3 a.m. malfunctions. That would encourage everyone to use them all the time.
Speaking of weird – On-line retailer Chewy delivers my cat supplies. I have them on auto so once a month they deliver boxes I can barely lift with food, treats and litter. I try to keep what I need on hand. I’ve been trying to cut back on the container size for the dry food. I underestimated and this week we ran out. I have four sets of eyes to face if that happens. Well not really four sets as Gracie and Morgan together make a set of eyes but you know what I mean. I made a stop at the grocery store. Yikes! I was able to pick up their dry food but the wet food shelves were empty with a sign. The sign talked about supply chain issues. ‘Splain that to my cats. Chewy had already shipped my January supply or I would have added a cushion. Now I’m worried. No cat food is worse than no toilet paper. Interesting note — prior to 2020 the phrase “supply chain” was not a common word for the average person.
So how was your week?