Karl and I are doing our best to stay in. No we’re not paranoid but trying to be smart. Typically we go to the pancake breakfast in the neighboring town, Fort Atkinson. It’s put on by the Fire Department. They use the money they make there to support their department over the year. It’s money that is needed and very appreciated. Small departments do get funding through the state and city but it’s never enough. They need the money from this event to buy things that the other funding doesn’t cover.
This year, Karl and I didn’t go. We’ve not trying to be paranoid…just trying to follow social distancing recommendations the best we can. Part of our choice is to protect ourselves…part to protect others. I’m also worried I’ll get something and pass it on the the childcare kids. The safer I can be the better….If that means I’m overreacting, I guess I am.
BUT…the fire department in Fort Atkinson still needs money. I ended up writing them a check and mailing it.
I hope you consider doing that as well. So many fundraisers happen this time of year in our area..there are so many church sponsored fish fries and other benefits. People like me, will be not attending because of COVID-19. Please, if you’re not going to attend and you normally did, follow through and still send your donation on to them.
So many things have changed quickly because of COVID-19. Kelli tried to get tylenol for Georgia the other day at Wal-Mart. Georgie has had a mystery temp for a couple days we think is related to teething. Kelli had her in to the doctor’s to check her ears but that wasn’t an ear problem. Nothing respiratory was with it so they think it’s viral. Kelli was running out of tylenol but Wal-Mart were completely out. She ended up going online to Amazon and ordered some.
If a blog reader goes to my blog, hits an Amazon link and then purchases things, I get a commission from Amazon for the sale. The buyer doesn’t pay any extra for the product….Amazon just pays the commission as my link brought you there. I have no idea who buys what. I just get a listing of items that sold from my link.
I have seen sales go way up. People are buying lots of regular products I think they would have otherwise at their local stores. Supplements, Tylenol, and toilet paper have all been big sellers. I even sold… a bidet.
Yep..the French clean you up toilets. I told Karl I thought that was unusual. He looked it up and actually with the toilet paper hoarding, people have gone on to buy toilets with the reasoning you don’t need toilet paper. Hmm. Sales for bidets have gone up 192% according to something Karl found online. Who knew??
I am so naive I wouldn’t have even thought about it. I also always keep extra toilet paper on hand so didn’t think I needed to think about it.
The happy news…If you’re practicing social distance like I am, I’ll still be here blogging so there will be something to keep you occupied…and if you need anything from Amazon, feel free to use THIS LINK to get to Amazon. When you use that link, I get the commission on your purchase. Again, I have no idea who ordered what, only that something was ordered. The little bit of commission money I get ads up and helps pay for the expenses of hosting the blog. I really appreciate it.
I am really interested to see where we all are a month from now. I was just talking to Connie via Messenger and she said people are stealing toilet paper from the gas stations. Oh my word! This could all get interesting.
P.S. Iowa schools are closed for four weeks starting today. Oh my. This is getting more interesting by the day.