I am a minimalist in most areas but this pandemic situation has shown me there are some things I want and need to have extra of incase something happens to interfere with the supply chains. Prior to this I shopped for essentials as I needed them. Thankfully when I first heard about Covid (before it actually hit the USA) the Lord impressed upon me to go get some essential items to last me a month or so. And now I try to make sure those things do not run in short supplyHas anyone learned anything from the pandemic that would be good to share in this thread?
The biggest thing we found is keeping ahead on prescriptions and ordering refills as soon as they can be filled. We had a couple of close calls with Dad's meds. The pharmacy had them, but the insurance company was so understaffed/behind that authorizations were waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too slow, mostly because of the phone system at the insurance company. New prescriptions/those coming from actual hospitals were higher priority than refills and prescriptions coming from doctors' offices. Also, sometimes there was a backlog of prescriptions to be filled at the pharmacy because people out sick. Mail order refills have been coming more quickly than usual, so much better than going in person and waiting for literally hours (now probably about an hour or so). Mail order prescriptions also coming faster from the VA, so maybe the mail prioritizing prescriptions.
So what has everyone else learned/relearned?