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Grocery shopping done and ready for the long weekend.

Added: Friday, May 22nd 2020 at 9:15am by sfeastbay
Category: About Me

Day 67 of shelter in place for my area.

Just keeping count for myself so I remember how long it's been.


Was at the large chain grocery store at 7am this morning to do weekly shopping and to stock up on items I can't get at the smaller chain store. That way for the next three weeks or so, I can just run in to the smaller store to pickup a few items like milk and produce each week.

I was there at 7am since I thought they went back to normal hours now, but they were actually open at 6am now, so I wasn't the only one shopping that early.

But no large groups of people, and was never close to anyone who was shopping.

I've decided I like getting up early to grocery shop before work. It's nice to get it done and out of the way and not have to go after work, a quick lunch hour trip or go on Saturday.

Less people and more stock it looks like.

And they did have a lot more toilet paper in stock then when I was last there I noticed.


So shopping done, and now I just have today to work and then the three day weekend starts.

I know there are people who have been off work for a long time, but for me since I've been working, a three day weekend just sounds so exciting.

Must admit Memorial Day holiday weekend is always exciting as it's the first company paid day off for us since New Year's Day.

But with shelter in place I haven't done anything on weekends anyway but be a couch potato, so all the holiday weekend means is I will be doing that for three days instead of two....LOL


Here's some 'toons to start the weekend with.






Thanks Brad4096 for finding out the correct number for the year 2020 and it now was correct for my shoe size and age.





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Loved the funnies but that shoe size was just wrong, lol.  It got my shoe size right but made me 18 years older{#basic-ohsnap.gif}

My shoe size was right also, but I'll take  it making me younger then older...LOL

I'm laughing.  It not only made me 18 yrs older, it also made my brain add a "d" at the end of "older".  Now you know those added 18 years befuddled my spelling as well.  {#basic-undecided.gif}  {#basic-laugh.gif}

Well you 'old' people are easily confused.....LOL

Hahahaha!  Well you know what they say, the mind is the first thing to go, lol.

Try it again and for step 5 use 1020 instead.

Found out that number should change for the current year.

Ahhhh perfect!  It was spot on this time :)

Makes you wonder who sat around one day and thought that up.....LOL

I know!  These type of adding, subtracting and multipling numbers to equal an age or whatever, always fascinated me.

It's not really that complicated. They just try to make it sound like it is. The steps take the shoe and multiply it by 5 and 20, which multiplies it by 100 to make it the first digit. At the same time the steps add 1000 (50*20) and then 1020 to get 2020, then subtracting your birth year gives your age.

One of the many good things about being retired is that every day is a weekend!

But then you don't have anything to look forward to, so you need to get a job so you can be excited about a three day weekend. {#basic-laugh.gif}

Oh wait!!! You will be busier than you have ever been when you retire! You will wonder how you ever got things done plus working!

Well I certainly hope it will be fun busy and not busy driving people to doctor appointments all the time. I will look forward to shopping in the morning during the week when others are at work so less people in the stores.

No, YOU will be going to doctor appointments morning and afternoons!! LOL

We luv 3 day weekends. And 4 day weekends more.

I'm still waiting for the job that you work 4 hours a week and get paid for 40. {#basic-laugh.gif}

We all are.

Shoe size is 1 off.

Age is perfect. Yeeaas, I am 22yrs old,... {#dancing6.gif}{#giggle.gif}

Try it again, found out step 5 should be 1020 since it's the year 2020.

Nuh-huh. I'm not givin up 22 that easily


I think that shoe size and age thing is an old gag. Since it's 2020, step 5 should be 1020 instead of 1012. Without that, it's 8 years off.

I looked it up online and found 1011 through 1015, so it's been around for a while and updated for the years.

Thanks, I added a note in the post to use 1020 instead for step 5 and it worked for how old I'll be this year.

Saturday is a bad time to go grocery shopping because that's when more people go out, as you learned. In the last few months, that hasn't been the pattern. Every day has been like the day before Thanksgiving {#apprehensive.gif}

I had switched to going Friday after work since I found out there was almost no one there since people were still at work or stuck in traffic going home I assumed.

That is until 70+ days ago when I went and the lot was full and the store jam packed and some shelves/products wiped out, and I didn't know why. It was the start of the panic shopping right before shelter in place which I didn't know about at the time. I stood there thinking, was tomorrow Thanksgiving....LOL

Can't believe my ass is now a meme on the Internet ;)

You'll now be as famous as the Kardashians. {#clap.gif}

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