awaiting the 9:00 hour
For A) the traffic to die down, and B) the rain to stop. Then I will walk to Schnucks and pick up instant ramen (which I will make at home vegetarian style (without the sodium packet)) and also an iced tea/lemonade mixed beverage, because the suckers are both very tasty and very cheap. If you cannot guess, I am strapped for cash at the moment, but still need food, so, cheapo food it will be! (which can still be very tasty if prepared right).
And speaking of food and food costs, seems like everything is going to keep going up in terms of prices at the store – supply chains are messed up, farmers cannot grow, and when they DO grow they cannot sell, livestock won't sustain itself with climate change (obviously we can't exactly air condition an enormous barn!), water shortages due to drought – less and less things to lean back and rely on in terms of the sustainability for human life on ole Mother Earth. There's economic reasons for it, and just flat-out environmental causes, as well. Economically, some parts of it could be overcome, but the environmental part? Can't just “force” a crop to grow when conditions are not right. So...
One silver lining of the COVID pandemic (in my eyes, anyway) is that is made a LOT of people in society, and the flow of goods in civilization, itself, SLOW DOWN – human activity in nearly every market, from lithium batteries, to crude oil, to dairy milk, it has ALL been slowed down significantly from the changes in...every aspect of life, with the pandemic in full-swing. And to me, I am expecting it (the flow of goods) to STAY slow(er), low(er) in the years to come, or perhaps forever, because I assume (I don't know, because I am not an economist) there was a viscous or virtuous cycle to it all (depending what side you're on), or, a “snowball effect” to the “flow”. And I (again, just assuming) that this “flow” has been wholesale interrupted, if not stopped cold in some markets, in the past couple of years. And once a business (or entire sub-genre of economic good) has “gone extinct”, it's fairly hard to resurrect, I would imagine.
But, I guess worse things have happened