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Anyone Preparing for a Quarantine?

My neighbor is kind of an alarmist and a few weeks ago she said it would be wise to start stocking up on necessities in case our community ever gets quarantined like we have seen in China, Italy and other countries. I always takes what she says with a grain of salt, but lately it kind of has made some sense.

So, I now have extra TP, wine and coffee. I think I'm ready!

Seriously, I've actually been making sure we have enough canned stuff, prescriptions, etc. Just in case! Hope it never comes to that.
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My neighbor is kind of an alarmist and a few weeks ago she said it would be wise to start stocking up on necessities in case our community ever gets quarantined like we have seen in China, Italy and other countries. I always takes what she says with a grain of salt, but lately it kind of has made some sense.

So, I now have extra TP, wine and coffee. I think I'm ready!

Seriously, I've actually been making sure we have enough canned stuff, prescriptions, etc. Just in case! Hope it never comes to that.
This is probably a good idea but must confess I have not done much. But thank you for mentioning coffee!!! We are getting low and the thought of being cooped up with my husband without coffee is scarier than the coronavirus!!!!!
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Well, I don't know how you could ever stock up on prescriptions... most pharmacies/insurance plans won't even let you fill them until 3-5 days before you run out!

We have plenty of dog food on hand, so the doggies will be happy.
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How am I preparing for the COVID-19 virus? I am leaving this Friday for a week in Scotland. Our oldest daughter, JoJoMOMI, is gifting me with a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland for my ## birthday. She will be riding shotgun with me. HEY, I've had a wonderful life, no way am I going to pass on a trip to a place I've never been in the company of a beautiful woman! Momi and Ricky will be staying at home.

So if you don't hear from me again after this weekend, be grateful and send any remembrances to Havanese Rescue.

[edit] Both krandall and shamamama have Momi's personal cel number in case I get trapped in Scotland.....either above ground or below ground.

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Making sure husbands and doggies do not get hungry is most critical!
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How am I preparing for the COVID-19 virus? I am leaving this Friday for a week in Scotland. Our oldest daughter, JoJoMOMI, is gifting me with a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland for my ## birthday. She will be riding shotgun with me. HEY, I've had a wonderful life, no way am I going to pass on a trip to a place I've never been in the company of a beautiful woman! Momi and Ricky will be staying at home.

So if you don't hear from me again after this weekend, be grateful and send any remembrances to Havanese Rescue.

[edit] Both krandall and shamamama have Momi's personal cel number in case I get trapped in Scotland.....either above ground or below ground.

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Somehow, I think you'll be FINE. The worst that is likely to happen is being quarantined for a couple of extra weeks in Scotland. Could be worse. Have a Grrrreat! Time!!!
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Yes, have a wonderful trip! DH and I have done nothing to prepare for the quarantine other than locate the bird flu emergency kit my dad made for us some years ago ...
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A few years ago I thought it would be a good idea to start stocking up on basic essentials in case of an emergency, and to take advantage of sales. The problem is I’m just not organized to rotate through stuff. And I get so used to having loads of something, when I actually do run out I forget to restock it. It also doesn’t save me on trips to the store since I have to go often anyway for fresh fruits and vegetables.

I do have a few cases of water, lots hand sanitizer, and enough dog food. If we couldn’t get to the grocery store, my kids would probably turn into blubbering messes. They aren’t really picky eaters, but the non perishable “staples” in our pantry are pretty sad. Aside from dinner, my daughter pretty much lives on fruit, yogurt, and nutrition bars. And herbal tea.

Definitely hoping it won’t come to that!
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I visited Costco yesterday. It was particularly busy (which I try to avoid). I talked to the check out clerk about it and she said everyone was buying case loads of bottled water. I said I wasn't doing that because we have a Britta water filter at home with a supply of filters. The clerk said she didn't understand the panic because hadn't people heard about boiling drinking water if it came to that and was necessary. I said I agreed. I told her Momi and I were in the Peace Corps for two years a long time ago in a Country with an undependable water supply. We boiled all our water - drinking, washing dishes, anything potable - for two years straight and have lived to tell the tale.

I am more concerned about hydrocarbons in the air, chemicals in our food, clogged arteries, and a plethora of so-called qualified drivers in California taking me out than the COVID-19 virus!

[edit] I should add that while we were in the Peace Corps, a supply of TP was pretty dependable as long as we could make it to the nearest market which was 2 hours away over the open ocean in a 16 foot open boat. We went to market once a week on Fridays (because that's the only day the village chief's boat went to "town.") which was an all day affair. Sometimes bad weather and plain old "tu'u mama'o" happens and the boat did not go out so we ran out of TP and food staples (we had no refrigerator or electricity). So we had to resort to the local emergency backup method for TP.....................coconut husks!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

We watch the TV series "Naked and Afraid" frequently. We can relate to the psychological challenges of having to adapt to unfamiliar and uncomfortable situations (including health issues) in a strange land. Mosquitoes put me in the hospital for two weeks as a result of septic shock. I am particularly allergic to mosquito saliva. Momi and I discuss where the participants could have made better choices and overlooked obvious solutions to problems and challenges. But for the record, we believe that at least 50% of the drama in Naked and Afraid is scripted in advance.

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I agree that there are much worse things to worry about than the coronavirus. We are not big preppers but a few years ago in a moment of paranoia we did purchase 6 months worth of freeze dried food that lasts 25 years. Too much work to store beans and rice and worry about rotating foods. You just store it and forget it and hope you never need it! The food is from Thrive Life in case anyone is interested. We also have a Berkey water filter we use on a daily basis that supposedly can filter yucky water if necessary although I hope I never have to do that.
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