Here I am with more ponderings. I’m still not going to new places and not buying too much beyond essentials. I did order a new pair of red tennis shoes. I will wear them, but did I need them? No. Terry made an online purchase from OfficeDepot because we needed some items and felt a bit unsure about going to one of the stores and wandering around.
As of May 26, all of the stores in our county can be reopened. Restaurants opened for indoor dining over the weekend. I was not in any of those cafes nor will I be going to any other retail businesses than the places I’ve been shopping–grocery stores, pharmacy, Target, and Terry goes to PetSmart for cat food. I don’t know who all will be shopping as I understand the unemployment is quite high which means limited funds for shopping.
Because I feel very unsure about what will be coming in the future, I’m not spending unnecessarily. I don’t know about you, dear Reader, but my grocery bill has almost doubled since the end of February. Grocery prices have skyrocketed. I don’t see that changing this year. Our temperatures here are about to get very hot which means higher electric bills. I just sent in my car registration which went up from last year, yet my car is one year older.
We are very fortunate, being retired, but I worry about those who have lost jobs and their income. Those who have small businesses may not be able to bounce back because they won’t have the customers coming in the door if the customers have no money. What happens if all of the reopening causes more illness? I know these decisions are economy-based, not health-based. None of us have answers, just more ponderings.