Winter Storm Edition
Well, we are bracing for a winter storm. They are predicting up to 4 inches of snow and at least an inch of ice by Saturday. I spent this week "winterizing" my car. My brakes were so bad that they had to be replaced, along with my balding tires. My car is ready for the coming assault, but are we?
I'm not sure if it's like this in your corner of the world, but when severe weather is predicted here, it's literally mayhem at the grocery stores. You'd be fortunate if you were able to find a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, or a roll of toilet paper on the shelves by the time the storm is estimated to arrive.
Most of you know I live in NC. I honestly don't blame North Carolinians for this behavior. After all, when Hurricane Hugo struck, people were trapped in their homes, without power, for weeks. Roads were blocked and the whole area was brought to a standstill. But that was a "storm of the century". Our winters are relatively mild compared to most of this nation.
With that said, however, we usually receive 1 or 2 snows a year. A few inches accumulate at most. Sometimes an occasional ice storm visits us. We may even be without power for a day or two. But it ALWAYS melts by the 2nd or 3rd day.
Honestly people, you don't NEED 10 gallons of milk, 20 loaves of bread, and a case of toilet paper to get you through the storm. But gosh darn it, why is it I always happen run out of those 3 particular things right before the storm?
P. S. I found my milk and bread at Walmart, on my way home from replacing my tires. I can breathe a sigh of relief and honestly say, "Bring it on!"