Braving The Ravaging Horde . . .

Or Not.

While I’m waiting on the Thursday morning delivery of our new Rubbermaid Shed, I’ll try to get a plywood base set up on some concrete pavers. Otherwise the plastic flooring of the shed would probably get punctured by the gravel underneath over time.

I’ve already download a copy of the Rubbermaid Roughneck Shed Assembly Manual so I’ll try to get started with assembling whatever I can before Jan gets back home.

About 1pm Jan and I headed out to lunch at our favorite Los Ramirez Mexican Restaurant. Jan got her usual Pechuga Rellena, with Grilled Shrimp and Broccoli,

Los Ramirez Pechuga 1-05-20

while I got my new fav, the Spicy Chicken Fajitas with Charro Beans.

Los Ramierz Spicy Chicken Fajitas

The salad is self-made. Jan doesn’t like all the shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes that comes with her dish, so I take it, add the Pico de Gallo that comes with my meal, and then dress it will their Green Sauce. Makes a really good salad.

And with the salad and the Charro Beans to fill up on, I had more than half of the fajitas to take home.

Next up was a truck wash at the Blue Ocean Car Wash. Really like them, since they do a great job getting the grunge off the truck. Then it was right across the street to see if our local WalMart had been stripped bare yet.

And the answer was Yes and No.

We started in the Pharmacy area and found the Cold Medicine/Cough Syrup area pretty much bare, as well as the Vitamin area to a lesser extent. Then moving over to the Grocery area, the ravaging horde made themselves known.

The Orange Juice area,

WalMart Bare OJ Shelf

and the Dairy area,

WalMart Bare Milk Shelf

were all stripped bare.

And for some reason, although the Soft Drink area was still pretty well stocked, my favorite Lipton Green Tea area was almost bare,

WalMart Bare Green Tea Shelf

leaving me only the Mixed Berry version which is not my favorite.

But what was really weird was the run on Coffee Filters. All the brown unbleached ones were completely gone, and only one pack of the white ones was left. Which I got.

As I was typing this, I was trying to figure out why the run on filters and not coffee. And then it made sense.

They’re for backup toilet paper. Makes sense to me.

Tomorrow Jan’s coming into work with me so we can leave from there to take her up to Brandi’s for her next week of Landon-watching. She’ll probably hang out at the Harris County Library for the day before we head out about 3pm.

Once we’re up there we plan on stopping off at the local Chick Fil A for some Grilled Nuggets before I drop her off at Brandi’s and then head back to the rig.

Thought For The Day:

You ever notice how some people aren’t happy UNTIL you’re not happy.


2 Responses to Braving The Ravaging Horde . . .

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Hubby was stationed in Hawaii during the West Coast dock strike of years ago…let me tell you, TP was a very scarce thing among locals there…for MONTHS…being military, we were taken care of…at times we had to help out our local friends however.  THAT is what worries me…I always try to keep a fair amount of TP on hand…but I should have stocked up more.  I finally found some on Amazon however…now we will see if it ever arrives.  I do have a few plans in case things do not go well in coming months however.  I always keep some food on hand, but it was easier to do when I had a larger place to live.  We did however buy some Thrive dehydrated foods even before this virus…and it is proving a lot of fun using them to make different things.  Some of it I like better than others.  The most valuable to me is the carrots…wow, that so saves my arthritic hands and wrists, tho’ I don’t hurt all the time.  It all saves a lot of time too…so we plan to keep on ordering the ones we use most.  Having a lot of allergies, etc, we find that company having so many just plain things…some have salt added, but lots of veggies and fruits that are just that alone!!

  2. Bob Plaskon says:

    Coffee filters also into makeshift face masks.

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