Monday, April 6, 2020
Hubby is Asian. Asians need rice (well most do, there are some hip, young, urban Asians who do the low/no carb thing much to the chagrin of their relatives but that is another story...). If hubby doesn't have rice he can become a very cranky boy. We already had about 30 pounds of rice left out of our 50 pound bag but when I saw on a local Asian store's website that you could give them your cell number and they would reserve a bag of rice for you then text you when it arrives, I jumped at the opportunity. Other Asian stores have said to just show up early and get in a long line and you might get some rice but we were in no hurry to do that.
This morning I got a text that said come get your rice within 24 hours so we hopped in the car and went to the store. They gave us the choice of type of rice (we like Jasmine rice), and size of bag (25 or 50 pounds). The cost was just OK ($50 for 50 pound whereas six months ago we were paying about $35 for the same size bag of rice but if you check prices now you will see $1 a pound for rice is the average). We then went to Sam's Club since we were already out and now they have 20 pound bags of rice which we hadn't been able to find there for weeks. We picked up a bag of their rice as well and it was a bit cheaper than $1 per pound at $17.95 for a 20 pound bag.
So I am happy to report that we now have plenty of rice that should last us for months.
On the topic of prescriptions, I called the VA to see if they would honor military hospital provider prescriptions and they said no, it had to be prescribed by a VA doctor. I checked the Facebook page for the military base and people said there was a huge line at the pharmacy today so I am glad we didn't go there along with the hoards of other people. We may just end up doing the mail order pharmacy thing for a while at $30 per prescription.
Another day, another pandemic problem...