Today marks 10 weeks of stay at home due to COVID-19. Is anyone else getting bored? Although restaurants are opening up for dining-in, we’re just not comfortable with it.
The death rate has gone down but as I publish this post, it is over 97,000 and will hit 100,000 in 2-3 days. I’m glad flags are at half mast to honor them as well as fallen veterans.
Week in Review
This week (as I started getting antsy) I decided to get an COVID-19 antibody test to see if I was one of asymptomatic ones. This wasn’t a farfetched idea as I traveled many times in the weeks before the country shut down. Plus I was in Westchester county, site of the first New York outbreak, in early March.
As you can see I did not catch the virus and need to continue vigilance to protect my husband and me.
My husband filled up my car with gas this morning. It’s been two months since we last filled it. We also got a rebate from the company insuring our cars. They’re not paying out as many claims so are sharing the savings (or at least some of them) with customers.
Other areas we’re spending below budget is entertainment (no movies), grooming (haircuts, pedicures, etc.) and clothing. I’m not buying new clothes just to hang out at home. There’s one area we’ve greatly increased spending and that’s groceries.
We’re not the only ones as I hear the same complaint from friends and coworkers. The good news is that it’s becoming easier to find things so maybe I can choose the less expensive option instead of just paying whatever it takes to have ingredients.
The good news is that Amazon seems to be back on track with delivery times. My monthly subscribe and save order came a few days early as it did before the pandemic (including toilet paper).
Speaking of online ordering, I received the second part of my Mother’s Day gift from my older son and his wife this week. I’ve already put it to good use. It makes it so much easier to break up ground meat when cooking.
We’re enjoying the three day weekend staying safe at home (after outings for groceries yesterday). I will be thinking of all the veterans tomorrow as we honor them. How was your #stayhome week?