Well, it's Thump day, a Thursday which just happens to be my Hump Day. It is Thursday, isn't it? I'm not scheduled Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday - a three day weekend which just happens to be the Memorial Day Weekend this year. No hot plans. Well, I'm planning on mowing the lawn on Sunday. I will also spend some time that morning at Giant - I have a $3 coupon that's going to expire on 5/24. Right now the only thing on my shopping list is Vitamin D.
The store was relatively slow yesterday. I am not surprised. Tomorrow our country goes Yellow and there are those associates who think this weekend is going to be busy. Not me. Two weeks after that 'Stay at Home' order was issued, people started breaking it. For many, the definition of Essential was 'someplace to go.' This is why we were making money hand over fist. Our problems are going to start as the lockdown restrictions are loosened. Just about everybody and his brother painted at least one room in their house, and that room is not going to be painted again for at least 8 or 9 years. People tiled backsplashes, and floors, and showers; they did it, their done, their not going to do it ever again. We sold a lot of Closetmaid wire shelving to customers who were revamping their closets... a once in a lifetime project. I think things will likely pickup again heading into the holidays.
Isn't it fascinating how quickly the Idiot Jerk and his minions pivoted away from talking about Covid - 19. Oh, sure, they still mention it, but their attitude has now become "if we don't talk about it, it will go away." But it won't. The ugly truth is he never wanted to shut the country down in the first place, which is why he downplayed it, said things like we had shut it down, that it was no worse then the flu. Word is he desperately wants to start holding his white supremacist rallies again. He sees them as one of the keys to getting his ass re-elected. I say, let him have them, the virus knows how to spread. The things that will spill out of his mouth are going to be crazier and crazier. He believes all he needs to do is solidify his base to win and second 4 years in the White House. His base is a minority group of crazies who will soon be putting on their war paint and dancing naked around the fire. He's an unsuccessful businessman who has always made bad decisions. He is a walking failure.
I understand he had some sort of meeting with Congress where he told them that if they didn't stick with him they were going to lose their majority in the Senate most of them, however, are prioritizing getting their own scummy asses re-elected. Get ready for the shit show.
Finally, I took a picture of the purply thing I have growing in my backyard. I have no idea what it is, but is sure is purply.