What do you do to prepare for a big snowstorm? Our grocery store was crowded yesterday and everyone was buzzing about the coming weather. The way people were buying...you'd think we were back in the old days, when you had to stock up, because who knew when you'd get to town again. Milk, bread, and toilet paper...the grocery man told me...that's what people buy. I can't remember the last time that we were snowed in for more than a day, but I always have those things on hand.
My cousin called from Iowa a little bit ago...nothing happening there. She is prepared for an ice storm. I think we are going to get more snow than ice here. It was nice visiting with her, but the undertone was all about the weather. She is my age and lives alone, so winter is a hardship for her. She's had the flu and this morning she went to the mailbox and there was a package there from my husband. He sent her his CD of all the classics. She was thrilled and will listen to it this afternoon. We told each other that we would call later and see what Mother Nature dished out.
I usually make a pot of soup, when the weather sounds bad. It tastes good and warms us, when we come in from clearing snow. Yesterday I made lima bean soup. I have enough for an army. There is no sense in cleaning, because clothes and boots and snow will be everywhere. Men are great at tracking in. Dogs too!
Well the snowblower is gassed up and ready, shovel is in the doorway, we are ready for it.
I guess we will just watch the sky...listen to the weather report....keep going with our Christmas preparations....and hope that the report is wrong. 10 - 12 inches of snow is too much. What's with Mother Nature anyway?