Posted tagged ‘Albertson’s’

Wednesday

April 1, 2020

We decided to go grocery shopping today. First though, we did our Wednesday Senior Bible study on Zoom. We’re getting the hang of Zoom. I set up a background of the Arizona desert. Amused. Once we were done with that it was off to Albertsons. We were running low in milk and half/half. Besides, that was one of the legal things we could do during our confinement.

I read that some of the mega-churches are defying the stay-at-home orders. Just spreading their germs and putting their tithes in bucket. Maybe they should just throw those pastors in Jail or maybe turn of the power and water. Just not right. They seem to think that it is another Left-wing-liberal-hoax.

First thing that we noticed was they has new signs pasted to the floor reminding everyone to keep your distance.

Last week they just had red tape stuck to the floor. They also has a staff person disinfecting the shopping carts before taken by shoppers to start their shopping.

They are starting to get back to normal with stocking of shelves. Produce was pretty much fully stocked. The meat department also pretty well complete.

Canned goods is still pretty much hit and miss. Some soups were restocked but not all. Paper goods not so much.

I had to go to the liquor section to get some tonic water for our gin & tonics. Got a fresh lime in the fruit section. Got some milk & half/half. Also, heard that the Cannabis stores are open during the lock-down. We do have our priorities.

Then it was time to get into the check out line. Once again they had one queue feeding all of the registers. The line was moving pretty quickly. They have put up “spit guards” at all of the registers. Sigh. The checkout line started halfway down the paper goods aisle, turned the corner to the main aisle by the liquor section. One can see the lack of paper goods.

Paula will be heading over to Long Beach to drop off a package of adult diapers. She won’t get to see her Mother. They are still on lock-down and are expected to be that way for the foreseeable future.

I tried to make an appointment to gets my eyes checked to get new glasses. Kaiser isn’t doing any optometry appointments until June (at the earliest). I tried Costco too. No luck there either.

That’s enough for now.

TTFN

Joe

Tuesday

March 25, 2020

Paula and I went grocery shopping. I toyed with the idea of ordering groceries online for delivery. Nope, not going to do it. It’s the one time we can legally go out and do something.

Alberston’s didn’t seem quite as crazy as last week. Reasonable lines at checkout. Some of the shelves are still empty. Especially, the canned food aisles and the paper goods aisle. It’ll probably be a while before they are back to normal.

Still plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Deli is running normal. We stopped and chatted with Alan in the meat department. He still had a smile on his face. Meat had reasonable selections.

Traffic seems to be returning to sub-normal. Traffic on Western was moderate. I went out on Sunday for an appointment for a PET scan at Kaiser at 5:30 pm. Roads were pretty much empty.

Some activities are coming back to normal. The grounds crew was outside raking and trimming the shrubs. Only thing not operating is restaurants.

One can see what cereals are must have for the ongoing saga. Seems like Honey Nut Cheerios are a hot seller.

Every time we go to the store there is some new rule. This time bringing your own bags was verboten. Turns out we could use our own bags as long as the clerk didn’t have to touch them.

In other news, our church is starting online services. We have Senior Bible study on Zoom tomorrow. Zoom has hit the big time. We will probably drop in on a Zoom service with our church back in Mass. Here is an article on Zoom in the NY Times.

We will try to get over to Long Beach to drop off some stuff for Paula’s Mom. Her facility is on “lockdown” so no visit, just drop the stuff and go. She probably doesn’t have a clue about what’s going on. We might try a face-time visit but I have my doubts that she will understand.

I can’t stand watching Donald Trump on the news. That SOB will kill us all. Is it November yet?

That’s all for now. Stay safe.

Joe

Yes, We Have No Bananas

March 16, 2020

Today is Monday. We decoded to do our grocery shopping again at Albertsons. Here’s what’s different from last Friday. The first thing we noticed was they removed all the tables and chair near the Starbucks stand. Grrrrrr. We usually like to sit and chat about what’s on sale, what we need. Not today. Do your shopping and get out of here.

It was a challenge to find a grocery cart. Paula eventually snagged one. Parking wasn’t as bad as Friday.

Checkout lines were shorter. 8 out of 10 lines open for business. Wait time about 10 minutes for checkout. In the produce section, they were out of several different fruits and vegetables, including bananas. Made me think of an old song titled “Yes, We Have No Bananas“.

Here are a couple of pictures of the produce section.

They were out of green beans but there were plenty of brussel sprouts. I guess brussel sprouts are not that important for the end of the world crowd.

There was a moderate supply of fish and meats. We bought some salmon that we like. One can see what’s important for end of world crowd. Sold out of canned soups and such. But in the same aisle there was plenty of ketchup, pickles and salad dressing. Pasta was pretty much sold out.

Dairy was pretty much fully stocked. We got our 1% milk, eggs and half and half. We talked to our friend “Dairy Dan” I told him. “Not hiding in the refrigerator?”. Dan is going to Boston next month. He had planned on going to a Boston Celtics game. Very sad. He was looking forward to that part of his trip.