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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #180 on: 04 April 2020, 20:45:51 »
Unless you are a woman who pees A LOT, there's now way you should go through a roll a day. If you are a single man, a roll of TP could last you up to two weeks, especially if you are working and have facililties at work.

Unless you have better tp at home than they do at work.

Of course, that’s no longer an issue for many people.

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #181 on: 04 April 2020, 20:49:16 »
I hope the test comes back negative given those circumstances!

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Not the first time I have uttered "I hope the test comes back negative..."

Sorry just a little levity.  Just learned today that a friend of mine who is an infectious disease specialist is on home quarantine since someone he treated came back with a positive test result.  He was working at a reservation clinic in Arizona and was told person had a simple UTI.  Still no idea how they got Covid19 in the middle of a res in AZ.

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #182 on: 04 April 2020, 20:52:42 »
The same way anyone else gets it.

People move around.  People come in contact with people who've been moving around.
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #183 on: 06 April 2020, 17:30:59 »
Kleenexes are easier to find in stores.  People (surprisingly) don't appear to have started hoarding them.

They were emptied out as well.   Along w/ Papertowels,  Napkins,  baby wipes.

The stores here in Phoenix were bone dry for weeks when I would go it.

Of course I'm not going in at 6AM since I'm working.

Then finally about a week ago I started to see a dozen or so boxes of Kleenex show up on the shelves.

I've seen that on 2 different trips now & then finally Saturday when I saw about 20 packages of TP in that section. 

But that was also at 745am compared to 3PM or so when I normally would check after work.

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #184 on: 06 April 2020, 17:33:39 »
A month, I say.  I lived alone for three years not that long ago, and it was one roll a month.

If your daily constitutional is while your at work.
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #185 on: 06 April 2020, 20:07:47 »
One each, actually.  Home and work...

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #186 on: 06 April 2020, 21:02:11 »
Went to 3 different stores today looking for shredded mozarella cheese (I'm going to make baked ziti sometime this week): Aldi's, Wegmans & Wal Mart. Only Wal-mart had 2 measly packs of shredded mozarella! What is the deal with Covid & cheese? Wegmans was almost completely wiped out, as was Wal Mart. Aldi's had only sliced or block cheese...

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #187 on: 06 April 2020, 21:07:37 »
Calories... cheese is particularly calorie dense...

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #188 on: 06 April 2020, 21:19:00 »
If it exists in your area, check out Braum's. A lot of folks forget that it's partially a grocery store, you might find some nice goodies. And ice cream to help keep loved ones sane. :thumbsup:
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #189 on: 06 April 2020, 21:44:07 »
Wow, none of the stores in my area have had any shortages on cheese whenever I've been to them.
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #190 on: 06 April 2020, 23:16:23 »
If it exists in your area, check out Braum's. A lot of folks forget that it's partially a grocery store, you might find some nice goodies. And ice cream to help keep loved ones sane. :thumbsup:

No Braum's here in my part of Pennsylvania. But Ice Cream seems to be reasonably available. I actually thought about baking a cake, since I'm getting really bored at home (you can only hobby so much...).

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #191 on: 07 April 2020, 12:29:27 »
Well, the test they gave me came back negative. They still want me to remain isolated until seventy two hours after my fever goes away. Still, yay me!
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #192 on: 07 April 2020, 16:32:30 »
Well, the test they gave me came back negative. They still want me to remain isolated until seventy two hours after my fever goes away. Still, yay me!

Its usual procedure because several people didnt registered as positive on a first test in which they didnt had enough viral charge to register as a positive at the time. Hence the wait... just to be sure.
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #193 on: 07 April 2020, 16:49:09 »
Well, the test they gave me came back negative. They still want me to remain isolated until seventy two hours after my fever goes away. Still, yay me!

Very good news, glad to hear it.
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #194 on: 07 April 2020, 17:22:44 »
And completely unrelated, but every time I see your avatar I do a double take. Our cats look super similar, lol.

It seems to be a very common fur pattern, particularly among fluffy cats like Miss Chitty. There's a stray wandering around town that looks almost exactly like her. I get a spook every time I see it in the distance.
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #195 on: 07 April 2020, 17:36:06 »
Well, the test they gave me came back negative. They still want me to remain isolated until seventy two hours after my fever goes away. Still, yay me!
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #196 on: 07 April 2020, 17:37:05 »
Glad to hear your results are negative... my wife always gets tortoise shell cats... the last one was Pookie the III...

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #197 on: 07 April 2020, 17:38:28 »
Wow, none of the stores in my area have had any shortages on cheese whenever I've been to them.

I was looking for some plain old american slices the other day for Grilled Cheese sandwiches,  and I got them, but it was like 3 packs in a sea of empty cooler.

The stores here have plenty of Soda, Beer, & Chips,  but if you want actual FOOD,  its very hit or miss depending on the product & day.
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #198 on: 07 April 2020, 19:00:05 »
To be fair, I haven't been to any stores in over a week.
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #199 on: 07 April 2020, 21:44:41 »
I was going a couple times a week for 2-3 weeks.

And then walk out with a box of tissue,  or some chips,  or a few apples/bananas.

They were out of so much that I'd just get a few things that I knew I'd use & try again a different day.

This weekend was a bit better.

Spent a whole $50 at 1 store when I found all sorts of stuff had just been restocked the night before.

I'm hoping that soon the panic buying & stocking up hits people's storage limit.

I'm sure some things will still be in low supply as people being at home means some products get used more often.

But the completely empty shelves was from people buying a couple month's worth of stuff in 1 trip.
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #200 on: 08 April 2020, 02:27:03 »
Around here the emergency buying has mostly stopped, with purchase limits helping.  Now it's people getting bored and picking up hobbies such as baking that's responsible for empty shelves.
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #201 on: 08 April 2020, 04:53:22 »
Sugar has become a rare commodity.

There was also some serious concern about water limits and my parents needing distilled water for their c-pap machines and them possibly running out because our local water quality is not great so adding in actual drinking/cooking water to that demand was getting a little troublesome.

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #202 on: 08 April 2020, 05:01:33 »
Couldn't your parents boil water?  ???

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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #204 on: 08 April 2020, 10:40:20 »
Couldn't your parents boil water?  ???

not just boiling, distilled wont leave lime scale,
my water chamber needs a vinegar bath to dissolve the stuff
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #206 on: 08 April 2020, 10:56:51 »
not just boiling, distilled wont leave lime scale,
my water chamber needs a vinegar bath to dissolve the stuff

Basically it is just boiling... with collection of vapor: https://youtu.be/iA16crVka8A

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« Reply #207 on: 08 April 2020, 12:47:55 »
Couldn't your parents boil water?  ???

The impurities in our local water would require total vaporization and re-condensation to get out.  Officials say it's safe to drink and cook with but looking at the inside of our dishwasher and the shower heads makes us question otherwise.

Basically it is just boiling... with collection of vapor: https://youtu.be/iA16crVka8A

As simple as that looks at the rate we go through distilled water that's something we could only do for a limited period of time and under true emergency.


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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #208 on: 08 April 2020, 16:18:57 »
My dad has sleep apnea, not quite where a CPAP is needed, but concerning nonetheless.  So I understand how important those are to keep running.    :thumbsup:
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Re: Damn... even Tom Hanks got Covid-19
« Reply #209 on: 08 April 2020, 16:39:44 »
On the toilet paper shortage topic, this happened before in the US in 1973.  Some politician whose district supplied paper for toilet paper warned of shortages.  Panic ensued and it took 4 months for the shelves to return to normal.