Spring Forward

Our little grands brought their folks over for dinner last Friday and I tried to capture some photos of the two. Evening is not the best time for photos. At the time of these photos Addy was 2 weeks shy of turning 3 years old. Jaymison was about 5-1/2 weeks shy of turning 1. Jaymison has no idea about what his birthday means but Addy is counting the days till Auntie Lolo, Uncle Joshie, Auntie Katie and Uncle Andrew arrive from the Coast to celebrate her birthday.

We are helping the economy of Spokane Valley for a few days staying in a very uncrowded hotel and eating at empty restaurants and shopping in stores we don’t have in Colville. We are being cautious and the hotel has initiated extra care, too.

We had the Pandemic Costco shopping experience on Thursday morning in Spokane Valley. Costco opens at 10:00 am. We arrived at 9:30 and the parking lot was filling up fast. Crowds of folks were outside the doors with their carts waiting for the doors to open. They opened 15 minutes early and the great majority of people rushed to the section of the store where the toilet paper is usually stocked. Because of what has been happening in all the Costco stores they were inventive and stacked all the toilet paper in the freezer food case aisles and the employees were pulling the packages off the piles and handing them to people. I got one, just one, package of the Kirkland brand of TP for our kids (they were out, not hoarding) Then I headed to diapers and baby wipes. Dear had the cart and walked leisurely to where I was to load the diapers and wipes and he had gotten a package of our brand of TP. We decided to throw in a case of bottled water, too. A bottle of Vitamin C tablets for good measure and we were in line ready to leave this crazy scene. We made it out in time to avoid the checkout lines that extended back to the middle of the store. Sheesh. It was busier than Christmas or Black Friday.

So we all are wondering what the deal is with the run on toilet paper? Do you know?

Praying that the virus will be able to be contained soon and that the deaths will decrease soon, too. It’s a trying time for many with so many hardships to bear. One thing that is sure is that we are all in this together and wherever we can help or encourage and shine God’s light is good.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 (ESV)

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Spring Forward

  1. The shops are reputedly the same here, but I dont go there!
    I read that because people are feeling so helpless , afraid and small that they need to prove themselves by buying BIG important items like packs of loo roll. I really dont know if that’s true!

  2. Hello, the panic shopping is just amazing to me. Why the sudden need to stock up on toilet paper. Your grandchildren are adorable. They are growing so quickly. Enjoy your day! Have a great weekend!

  3. Even if nighttime pictures are not the best, I love those photos of your grands! I especially love how Addy has her arms around Jaymison in so many of the pics. Hard to believe that they’ll be 3 and 1 soon!

    Although I can easily understand the need for toilet paper if you’re going to be stuck inside for several weeks, I totally cannot understand the hoarding mentality!

  4. I enjoyed the pictures of the grands. That Addy is such a sweet big sister to Jaymison. I just love to see pictures of the two of them together. Your shopping experience at Costco reminded me of our experience at Walmart yesterday. We rounded the corner to start down the aisle where the toilet tissue is and the shelves were BARE! Unreal. My neighbor told me yesterday that she’d been to three stores in the opposite direction of where we shop and there was no toilet tissue to be had. And she was just doing her regular shopping…not hoarding. The week before my husband had been in Aldi and the cashiers were talking that a man had come in the store the day before and bought up all of the hand sanitzer and sani-wipes they had…over $300 worth! I’m so thankful that we can rest in the Lord through this time. He will see us through whatever challenges come our way.

  5. I have wondered the same about why the rush on toilet paper, we are being cautious, but like you not fearful! We are also much in prayer about this virus.
    Your grandchildren are so precious, I relate to Miss Addy, I look forward to my birthday celebration too, but not the years. I guess it must be that my parents always made our birthdays so special.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. While there is panic shopping, I wonder if it’s all the non-panic shopping all happening at the same time: stocking up on all kinds of supplies “just in case”. Well, your grands look relaxed and not thinking about Costco! How fast they grow.

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