Yesterday I went to the grocery store – early in the day and wearing a mask and rubber gloves – and spent a whopping $400 – the most ever at a single time. That should hold me over for a couple of weeks. I realize now I was quite accustomed to running to the store at the drop of a hat, perhaps spending the same amount in total, but spreading it out in smaller amounts over the week. Lookie there! I just reduced my carbon footprint!
On the other hand, social distancing has meant learning and using new apps to meet others online. And that requires audio and video capability. My desktop has neither – I’ve been using my phone instead. So now I’m in the market for a laptop, which turns out to be even more expensive than a PC. Still good for my carbon footprint I suppose, but not for my wallet!
And last night’s photo shoot of the moon got me thinking about how fun it would be to have a telescope again, something else I can do at home. Ka-ching!
And all those pictures I take? How about a new portable hard drive to store them with ease, as suggested by one of my blogging friends (you know who you are.) Great idea! But this staying at home is getting expensive! 🙂
Finally, in case you are tired of seeing me everyday, I understand. This is my 16th post in a row – shattering my old record of 8 days, set during last year’s Snowmaggedon. Not a pace I plan to keep up with but no doubt another consequence of staying at home.
Not to make light of the pandemic. My heart and sympathies and yes my prayers, are with all those who are truly suffering during this crisis.
The rest of us do well to stay at home.