Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, March 19, 2020
I made a few "cans" of condensed mushroom soup. One package of mushrooms goes a long way and they boost your immune system. I tossed in some fresh thyme for medicinal purposes.
I found out my car was never trailered to our handyman's house, and he has not been working on it. Double grr. Guess when this is all over, we will go get it somehow and just work on it ourselves when we can.....not that we can go anywhere right now.
Our state has now closed spas, salon's, barbers, tattoo parlors, and all Jeep and other vehicle manufacturers, but my husband still has to work with 300 plus people. They are told to get those touch-less temperature reading gadgets and use them constantly. I am told by Hubby that they do no lack hand sanitizer there though. First of all, the government should be supplying the thermometers considering they have not shut them down too yet. They should also supply facemasks for large places that are still required to work.
I have not heard back from the two older daughters, but one is a trainer at a gym so I know she lost that job, but they all still are working during this.
Traffic is still pretty good going by our house, but moreso semi-trailer trucks (working their bum off right now).
Also, in our state, you cannot get tested for the virus unless you are hospitalized and have serious symptoms. I am reading about locals taking their kids to the emergency room with all the symptoms (not being tested), and sent home with medications and told to "ride it out." We lack testing kits. A good friend of mine, has a daughter that got sick and was told to leave her work and not return until she had a negative test. You can't get the test, unless you doctor orders it or you are hospitalized. It's madness I tell you.
We are huddling around to watch the news more often. They continue to require more shut downs, and I heard that liquor stores may be shut down next. I guess we'll see.
I wish I taught my Mom how to skype. I can call her, but can't see her. I have no idea how my Dad is right now. He does not use his computer for email, and doesn't answer his phone. They only check in's I have done are in person, and I can't do those either. My younger brother checks in on him, so I can get updates that way.
I hope you are all safe, and I am continuing to pray for this country.