Shopping Failure

Friday March 26th 2021

The daily high temperature went up another couple of degrees today. The day started cloudy and ended cloudy, but in between there was a lot of bright sun with only a few clouds in the sky. The temperature peaked near a record high in the low to mid nineties.

For excitement today, I went in search of plastic storage bin for my vacuum cleaner hose and accessories. The plastic net bag they came in has developed holes that make it just about useless. The Walmart I shopped at last week didn’t have what I was looking for. I thought the Walmart about twenty miles inland from my campsite was bigger and would have what I wanted. My memory was incorrect. It was a smaller Walmart that didn’t have what I wanted.

It is interesting to see the difference in COVID behavior between the store I visited last week and the one I visited today. They are in very different environments. Today’s store was in a different county that is not heavily populated. Last week’s store was in the heart of Fort Myers. At the Fort Myers store everyone was wearing a mask and observing social distancing. Today I’d estimate a third of the people were not wearing masks even though the signs are still prominently displayed to wear a mask. The employee at the entrance wasn’t calling people on it. A lot of the people that had masks on were not wearing them properly. Lots of noses were seeing the light of day. It really seems to be an urban vs rural thing. In the population centers there is far more compliance than in the countryside.

This cormorant has a wet head problem.

The campground is full with a new mix of people for the weekend. My neighbor with the fancy doggy door packed up all the dog toys and departed this morning. This evening there is a motorhome on the site that didn’t even disconnect their towed car. I suspect they will be leaving in the morning. Tomorrow is my last full day. I leave Sunday morning.

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