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Obviously, I'm Having Scheduling Difficulty

Yes, I'd planned to write this entry yesterday. Life, as they say, got in the way. I will work on correcting things next week. I suppose like everyone else on the planet, I've been adapting to the 'new normal'. The funny thing is some of the 'new normal' isn't really new at all.

For example, when I was kid (back in the days of the dinosaur), most grocery stores and pharmacies, closed around eight o'clock. (Sometimes earlier.) Was it inconvenient sometimes? Yes, sometimes...but most of the time we didn't think much of it. If you wanted something, you just waited until the next day to pick it up. Some pharmacies stayed open a little later, but not many. If you had an 'emergency', you either rode it out until morning or you went to the hospital.

I actually don't remember having paper towels around a lot. They may have been, but like I said, I don't remember them. We tended to wash our hands instead. We always had plenty of TP and tissues, but that was kind of it. I admit the food thing wasn't as much of an issue because I grew up on a farm and we had a very large garden. My mom canned vegetables, so we'd have them to eat all winter. We always had a lot of food stored. (obviously right now the issue is people's behavior, not supply)

The long-winded point that I'm trying to get to is that thus far all we've dealt with is inconvenience. The store doesn't have what we need right now. We can't go out to eat or meet up with our friends. These are unpleasant situations and we don't like them, but they're just inconveniences. And being inconvenienced is okay because right now it will save lives.

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