Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day Four

As usual, we went for a walk this morning (it was a beautiful day, sunny and pleasant). We didn’t plan to do any shopping, but we brought two bags with us anyway – and we filled them at Lunardi’s, where we found plenty of whole wheat spaghetti, something we hadn’t seen for a while. It wasn’t until after we were on the way home that I realized that both brands we bought were from Italy (but I’m sure they’ve been en route long enough to predate the outbreak). We also bought fruit and a jar of garlic.

In our continuing attempt to keep local businesses afloat, we bought a dozen bagels from Saratoga Bagels and a foil cutter and a couple of bottles of wine from BevMo.

Amazon doesn’t have to feel left out, though; I ordered a replacement toaster oven from them for delivery on Tuesday. I was hoping to repair our old one, but the part has been back-ordered since mid-January, and somehow, I don’t think it’s coming any time soon.

After one more walk (successfully avoiding stores), we spent the rest of the day at home. Diane caught up on reading and I caught up on Quicken – I think she had more fun.

Shabbat dinner was salmon and sautéed vegetables, and then we watched the Shabbat Evening service from Shir Hadash. We’re taking a break from the news tonight; Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell will be on the TiVo waiting when we’re ready for them.

Shabbat Shalom!