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Sunday, March 22

Economic Quarantine, a Diary: Day 8 (Friday, March 20th)

Day 8 (Friday, March 20th)

Last night we slept in the guest bedroom.  Lit some candles and watched an episode of Schitts Creek before I fell asleep.  That was the first time sleeping in that room.  Just trying to change things up a little, but the bed I normally sleep on is more comfortable.

When we woke up we walked around the neighborhood, another first.  I used to exercise regularly but got out of the habit.  Trying to start again.

Shortly after the walk we headed to Wal-Mart and Aldi to pick up some groceries.  I was surprised by the low inventory levels at Wal-Mart.  The media keeps reminding people there is plenty of food and not to panic.  Seems Wal-Mart shoppers aren't listening.

I was able to get a late afternoon route at Amazon, another $54 route which seems to be all I can get lately.  Before going, I caught up on the last few days of newspapers, read a magazine, and dejunked a basket in the kitchen that was full of miscellaneous crap.  I'm going to start culling more stuff while I have all this time.

I'm a little worried about our rental income.  I have two houses and a condo in Birmingham, plus the Airbnb here in Florida.  My retirement account owns a house in Florida plus we own the house we live in (well, the bank owns it if I stop paying the mortgage!).  The tenant in my condo has been there a long time and hasn't paid the March rent yet.  He said the IRS garnished his wages last check.  One of the two houses is going to be vacant next month because the tenants are buying a house.  Our income has been severely impacted by this virus.

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