I got few things at Cash and Carry the 1st of Feb. Since they don’t accept food stamps they do not have a crush of people on the first of the month. My mother unfortunately face Winco and a very late funding of EBT cards. Most folks were polite but my Mom saw the shelves getting empty and Winco unable to keep pace with the amount of shoppers. Everyone on or off assistance must have additional food stuffs on hand as this little computer glitch shows up. Shopping a couple of days later than the first of the month will save you on stress if nothing else. You need to shop before you run out not as you run out of food. If this little fiasco had coincided with a Friday payday or even a storm warning you can see how quickly a glitch in a computer, freak of weather or just the calendar date could create a real problem. Add in a few folks tweeting Winco and Walmart shelves are empty and you could have pandemonium. I think this shows how a couple of random events could create havoc, because of Just In Time (JIT) delivery there is no slack or buffer in the system. You must create your own buffer.
I got my major shopping done today and hit some good deals at True Value hardware store. My toilet seat that came when I bought the house was a wood seat and a joint separated this last weekend. So I went on line and check out a few of the big box stores and I could get a seat around $10.00 which isn’t a bad price . I checked the new True Value online flyer and a seat was $5.00, so I bought it and installed it today. I like the plastic fittings better than the metal ones that rusted on the old seat. While at True value I picked up a couple more LED Flashlights for $2.00 each and they came with batteries so I think they were a good buy. One 2 gallon insulated drink jug cost me $20.00 but that gives me 3 gallons of potential hot/warm water for my 5 day no tap water test.
At Biglots I picked up 2 more double packs of Always napkins. Having enough of feminine protection will be darn important plus they can be used as bandages. Four more T-shirts at Jo-anns for $10.00 and now Sweat shirts and pants will be going on sale so another few pairs of pants and tops and clothing will be stocked up for a couple of years. I think cotton will really start to rise in cost this year so get those items when you find them on sale. I’m doing well on everything but I’d like to pick up another 6 pack of socks and cotton undies if I see them on sale. I stick with Jerzees or Hanes for quality cotton sweats or undies.
I’m still getting used to wordpress and adding my blog roll and making a few mistakes along the way as I get used to the new dashboard ans how wordpress does things different than Blogger. Not in a bad way, I like the dashboard of wordpress better but it’s a little different and making sure I save stuff correctly and using some of the buttons is taking a little time to become second nature. I really like the Page setup a lot better than blogger. But adding in the gadgets to blogger was easier starting out.