Tonight it was time to venture out and make an essential trip to the grocery store.
I had not been away from home since March 14 when I went to the library just before it closed down. Since then I have been sheltering in place with only short walks to the mailbox and the nearby park.
I needed some cheese for some calcium.I also picked up some milk as I had finally run out. I was lucky during my last shopping trip to find milk with a date almost two weeks later. The date on the milk I picked up tonight is just over a week from now.
Another item I really wanted was tortilla chips. I had salsa and ingredients to make a cheese dip, but no chips. I have been wanting them for over a week now.
I waited until close to closing time to go to the store. It closes now at 10 so that the employees can safely work to restock without people roaming the aisles. I was surprised that the shelves looked about as full as they normally do at the end of a day. I found everything that I went out for and a few other items as well.
There were not too many customers in the store which is pretty normal for the time I usually shop anyway.
Now I am set for another week before I will need to make another essential trip for food.