Days Sheltering in place: 22
Spare rolls of toilet paper: 6
Yes, I know I've been saying five rolls for days now, yet when I went to check in the cupboard this evening, I counted six. Hopefully, we'll make it through the month with us both at home without running out. If we don't, we're SOL. None of the shelves in any of the stores that I have been in recently has any paper goods whatsoever.
Which brings me to shopping. I used to go most days. It was an excuse to get out of the house, go for a walk, pick up essential items. Because I couldn't carry much home it limited how much I could buy, thus invariably there was something that we were short of each day.
Now, I try to limit it to once per week and only go to one store. The shopping experience is now uncomfortable. You need to queue to get in, many people don't observe the six-foot rules and we're advised to wear a mask when near others - so I do.
Every trip increases my exposure and the likelihood I'll get contaminated by somebody who is infected but isn't showing any symptoms yet.
I wonder how we are all going to feel when this is all over. Will we feel comfortable being near strangers again and if not, how long will it take for that to change?