So, this is me moving forward with some daily things. For the record, things have quieted down a ton here and we were able to go out and purchase some fruit and vegetables and go to a little version of a grocery store that they have here. We were not prepared on the food end for the conflict, so it is good having some supply back in our store/pantry again.
The picture above is literally of the market that we buy our fruit. If you have eaten fruit in our house, it was bought here. These men are fun and spirited and know me well. If I drive up they run up to the car and will bring some fruit to me. I usually prefer to check it out before they bring it because the quality never seems to be the same twice. But, the fruit is wonderfully ripe (I am trying to be positive whereas the reality is by the time they get it, it needs to be eaten that day or the next or it will go bad), and I enjoy this market once or twice a week. I come here because they receive some hard to get items that cannot be found elsewhere in this city, like occasionally grapes or strawberries. Outside of those two items, things are cheap on the fruit end. I just had myself a pineapple and it was delicious. I must go and turn off our generator. Please think of us the next time you eat any berry because they cannot be found here (again, outside of an occasional strawberry) and I miss them.