Back To The Flea Market
This past weekend, one of our forms of socializing, exercising and shopping re-opened. So, we’re back to the flea market in Lambertville, New Jersey.
Is It Worth It Being Back To The Flea Market?
Thaddeus has been ULTRA careful about limiting our exposure to COVID-19. We’ve reduced our trips to the grocery store by more than 50 percent. We’ve only gone back to Costco a couple of times since this whole thing started. And we haven’t even considered restaurants. Even for takeout.
So, when our local flea market re-opened on Saturday, we had to decide.
The rules for vending and/or shopping required 6 feet of physical distancing and masks. Vendors also couldn’t put extra tables in their sales space.
We figured, it’s outside, they were ensuring plenty of space to stay 6 feet away from others and the mask rules were strong.
So we went.
One other factor about this place. Many of the vendors are very vocal about their support of Hair Füror. Of course, we never went to anyone’s table there when we knew they supported him. But that also meant there would be some who would refuse to wear a mask.
And, it appears that there was no enforcement of the mask policy. While almost all of the shoppers wore masks, and it was easy to avoid those who didn’t, there were a number of vendors who weren’t wearing one. Or they wore them below their noses or around their neck. Those vendors were also easy to avoid.
So, we had to decide on whether this 3-times-a-week outing was an acceptable risk for us.
We’ve decided to limit our visits to 1 time a week for now. Only on Wednesdays. If the rules start to be more actively enforced, we may consider going more often.
But honestly, it’s difficult to justify limiting our visits to Costco (who enforces mask wearing and a lot of other strong safety precautions) and then going someplace where masks are seemingly optional.
Just finished knitting and weaving in the ends for the latest Close To You Shawl.
And it’s beautiful. Personally, I much prefer the gorgeous color-striped versions done in Uneek Fingering. But this one is very rich and beautiful in a more conservative way.
Which do you prefer?