Monday, March 16, 2020
"Most of us cannot afford to store a year’s supply of luxury items, but find it more practical to store staples that might keep us from starving in case of emergency." (James E. Faust)
I think now is the time to have on hand what you will need to stay in away from the virus.
It is hard to track back to who came in contact with who. I got a head cold and have taken every precaution. I have been using my own pen at pharmacy but there is only one clipboard they use at the drive-in and since I won't be going in now I'll have to be careful so watch what you touch and where you are. It is in the air when people are getting this near you.
Oregon has it right to close schools, be prepared for that when it gets near you.
When it does get to your area make sure you have books, board games, movies, hobby supplies...I watch a podcast where this lady has a lot of kids and she keeps crafting supplies on hand, so if you have kids at home get those things in too.
Get supplies in sooner than later but don't hoard as many are in the same boat. I know they haven't given us very exact time-frames so think stuff to make soup and canned soups...items that can stretch, be as frugal as you can.
Remember to get your over-the-counter medications.
Remember your pets.
They showed a clip of people scrambling to a Costco store in Hawaii and in this clip a man has a pallet of cases of water that he is loading into his vehicle. There was no way it would fit so don't be that guy. Snowstorm mentality people buy weird items like eight gallons of milk when clearly they could just go back to the store after the storm.
Or like when they know they are going to lose power yet buy tons of frozen items we just need to keep our heads and think of what we need.
Something helpful I saw last night is...
Wait till you have a fever of 100.4 then does it get better or worse? Do you have a dry cough and shortness of breath? If so, call the emergency room to let them know you are coming with these symptoms. Wear a mask to keep others from getting it.
So that is helpful.
Are you prepared to stay home?
This will disrupt life for a time so while you're home you can work on your skill building.
Teach your kids to make bread. If you have littles have them make their own little dough things, they can even help you make up some bread kits.
Whether or not you have a bread machine you can make these up then you only need to add water and mix and go from there.
Cinnamon rolls fun for little ones to make and eat...
It costs very little to make cinnamon rolls and even less to eat them.
You could have a teaching time - how to sew on a button, how to mend, how to hem.
We can make games of it. Teach your kids to crochet or knit or how to use the sewing machine.
Explain to your kids what is going on in a non-scary way.
They won't be used to staying in and will need things to do.
You won't be used to staying in. I saw in one clip a man tested positive and was to stay in, he went to a bar and then I am sure everyone else had to be watched. So here I am saying stay home, I hope you do too.
If the kids are not at school have them read to you and you be the teacher to keep them up. Also read to them books like Little House on the Prairie or Harry Potter, it will be a memory.
If you don't have kids at home you need to plan on inside activities too. Have some books to read and things you like to do inside.
You can always learn things of interest.
Tell us what things in the comments below about what you're doing while staying in. Be healthy and safe!
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Thank you for the encouragement to stock up. I am prepared for this virus even though we only have 1 case at the moment. And I was also able to help my children who are not prepared.ReplyDelete
I am so glad you are prepared good jobDelete
HOLA QUERIDA BECKY: Y EL VIRUS ESTA AQUI Y YA SON 57 LOS CASOS, 2 MUERTOS, CREI QUE NUNCA LLEGARIA, BUENO HAY QUE TOMARLO CON CALMA, LAS ESCUELAS ESTAN CERRADAS, HASTA FINES DE MARZO Y SE VERA SI SE EXTIENDE MAS, ES POSIBLE QUE EL GOBIERNO ANUNCIE MEDIDAS MAS FUERTES, COMO NO IR A TRABAJAR, ESTO SERIA ALGO CAOTICO, YA QUE MI PAIS ESTA EN UNA TERRIBLE RECESION ECONOMICA, ESTA SITUACION PARECE EMPEORAR CADA DIA MAS, LA GENTE ESTA UN POCO PARANOICA, SALEN HACER COMPRAS COMO LOCOS, POR AHORA NO HAY ESCASES DE ALIMENTOS O ARTICULOS DE NECESIDAD, PERO NO SE HASTA CUANDO, TAMBIEN SE PROHIBEN LAS REUNIONES EN LAS IGLESIAS, FOOTBALL, CINES, TEATROS, SHOPPINS, LO QUE MAS LAMENTO ES NO PODER IR A LA IGLESIA, PERO IGUALMENTE, TENEMOS NUESTRAS LECTURAS BIBLICAS EN CASA. YO SIGO HACIENDO TRABAJOS PARA PODER VENDER, HUBO ALGUNAS VENTAS, NO MUCHAS, PERO ALGO ES ALGO, HAY POCA GENTE CAMINANDO POR MI COMUNIDAD, EN CUANTO A LOS NIÑOS QUE NO PUEDEN CONCURRIR A LAS ESCUELAS, TRATO DE QUE SE ENTRETENGAN CON LO QUE TENEMOS EN CASA, LIBROS, INTERNET, JUEGOS, VEREMOS QUE SE NOS OCURRE PARA PODER PASAR ESTOS DIAS HASTA FINES DE MARZO. AHORA QUE TODO ESTO ESTA PASANDO, ME ACUERDO DE TUS PUBLICACIONES Y DE TUS PALABRAS, SOBRE COMPRAR Y ALMACENAR POR SI OCURRIESE ALGO, Y AHORA ES CUANDO, ES COMO SI TU, TUVIERAS UNA VISION DEL FUTURO. GRACIAS POR TUS PUBLICACIONES, AYUDAN Y BASTANTE EN ESTOS TIEMPOS DIFICILES. BENDICIONES Y UN ABRAZO A LA DISTANCIA.ReplyDelete
That is what my daughter said she does the technical part of this and she know this Monday message was written three weeks ago. Yes we too are doing our scripture reading at home. When this program came out I thought it was to help us have church at home and now that is exactly what is happening yes it will be hard for so many but we all need to stay home to stop the spread it is a hard thing but we all will work together at it.Delete
I always appreciate your advice and it sure is helpful now more than ever.
I don't have a deep pantry like you but I do keep a good supply of the things we use and the food we eat.
A while back when the news of this virus began I slowly started to add to my supplies and increase the normal amount I kept on hand.
I am retired so it's easy for me to stay home. But even so, we have habits of running to the store for this and that and I'm just not doing any of those things now.
I am working in the yard getting an early start on the spring clean up watching Mother Nature begin the magic show that is springtime.
Thanks for your blog.
It sure is difficult time for sure yes enjoy nature we need to find positive things right nowDelete
We have three cases in our area. They were all travel related and no community spread as yet. I am stocked up. DH has been declared an essential worker for the time being. He's right out in it. Super nervous. I was an original H1N1 survivor. I almost died from it. I wish people would take this more seriously. Love the pictures of your babies- lil ones and fur a like. :)Precious.ReplyDelete
Yes we all need to do our part to stop the spread very importantDelete
HOLA BECKY: ¿COMO ESTAS? ESPERO QUE TODOS USTEDES ESTEN BIEN, TOMANDO TODAS LAS MEDIDAS NECESARIAS PARAS PROTEJERCE DEL VIRUS. AQUI ESTAMOS BIEN, GRACIAS A DIOS, AUNQUE HAN AUMENTADO MUCHO LOS CASOS, LA GENTE NO CREE QUE SEA ALGO MALO ESTO, SE VAN DE VACACIONES YA QUE TENEMOS UN FIN DE SEMANA LARGO POR UN FERIADO DE MI PAIS, ES TAN LAMENTABLE LO QUE HACEN, ME ENOJA, YA QUE NO RESPETAN LA CUARENTENA QUE DICTO EL GOBIERNO, SE ESTA HABLANDO QUE PUEDE HABER ESTADO DE SITIO, SERIA PEOR, YA QUE NO PODRIAS SALIR PARA NADA DE TU HOGAR, CREO QUE HAY MUCHAS PERSONAS QUE LES GUSTA VIVIR AL EXTREMO, SIN PREOCUPARCE POR LO QUE PUEDE LLEGAR A SUCEDERLES. TEMA APARTE, HICE JABON CASERO PARA LA ROPA, LIQUIDO, PERO NO HACE ESPUMA ¿QUE ME ACONSEJAS? RALLE UNA BARRA DE JABON BLANCO Y LE AGREGUE AL AGUA 2 CUCHARADAS DE BICARBONATO DE SODIO, PERO NO HIZO LA ESPUMA QUE CREI QUE HARIA, ¿LE FALTO ALGO MAS? SAQUE LA RECETA DEL FACEBOOK, ¿ME PODRIAS ACONSEJAR? TAMBIEN TE COMENTO QUE PUDIMOS COMPRAR MUCHOS ALIMENTOS, TENEMOS LA ALACENA Y LA HELADERA BASTANTE COMPLETA, HAY PAPAS, CARNE, POLLO, HARINAS, FIDEOS ECT. LA GENTE AQUI ESTA MEDIA PARANOICA, SALE A COMPRAR COMO LOCA, COMO SI FUERA EL FIN DEL MUND, HAY ESTANTES VACIOS, ME ENOJA ESTO. ESPERO ME PUEDAS CONTESTAR, ¿PUEDES PASAR POR MI BLOG? HE PUBLICADO UNOS TRABAJOS QUE HICE ULTIMAMENTE. BENDICIONES.ReplyDelete
Hello nothing wrong with laundry soap we do not need to have the suds it is just something store adds that make us think we need them but infact we don't so use it I do the liquid version kind of made me think they are making way too much money off of the store kindDelete
In our state we now have 90 active cases and yet I too hear of people out driving around without care we are staying in will only go out for meds and then it is a drive thru and will have a mask and wear gloves but staying home