Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Shelves Tell a Story

As we were out and about yesterday (we won't go in much above Michael's daily trip to the base in an effort to conserve gas) we checked out the BX supply.....most the BX is fine.....but....

No Sleeping Bags

Toe warmers, flint starters, lighters and matches were depleted.

 Suitcases are now a high demand item and grace the end caps. 

Flashlights are gone

Electric heaters are gone - though the note reminds all that they are PLUG IN. ::snort:: 

The city has gone to once a week trash pick up. We needed to buy another trash can and the BX was out. We stopped by two stores on the way home. It would appear that TRASH CAN LIDS (you buy them separately here) have been in very high demand. The shelves off base tell the same story...with batteries, blankets, sleeping bags gone. We were told NOT to buy supplies of this sort off base as we can buy on base and don't want to deplete Japan's resources. 

Batteries are all gone

Whereas snack food, granola bars and canned food seem to have been the item of choice at the commissary, off base it seems that various frozen convenience foods were snatched up. 

Supply lines are opening and I don't look for these to be long term shortages.....we are far better off than those south of us. 

Yes, I realize these are rather trivial posts...Mike reminded me today that I should write my story before it grows dim...and he said he needs to do the same. Maybe it will be a family project. At this point...I'm happy to deal with surface emotions, hug on my kids and deal with the whole story aspect on another day. LOL 

Choosing Joy!
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~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Anonymous said...

Sis: Fully understand your desire to be with and hug the kids a lot. What mom wouldn't? However, better to write down memories sooner than later..... I find it hard to really remember things at will anymore. Have been jotting down what we remember from time to time. love you all and praying for you all. Mom T.

Cynthia said...

Oh. My. And, I understand about procrastinating on the "stories." I have to be in the right mood to write such a thing...