Thursday, January 4, 2018
We're hunkered down in New England waiting for some kind of snow bomb that's going to deliver a foot+ of snow and power outages from high winds. I dropped into the grocery store last night after work and I could not believe my eyes! There were hoards of young couples wandering around with full carriages - some of them had two carriages - frantically scouring bare shelves looking for something to buy. I never saw anything like it.
I didn't feel compelled to run to the grocery store in the morning because all I wanted was a head of broccoli and cheese to make some soup. Broccoli isn't a snowstorm staple, so I figured there'd be some left. People usually go for the booze, bread, milk, soup, water and eggs.
I'm not a bread person. I love bread, but I might as well tape it to my derriere when I eat it, so I try to stay away from it. I get the panic for bread, milk and eggs. But this was demented behavior. There wasn't a vegetable or piece of meat in the joint.
Keep in mind that if we lose power, the food in the fridge and freezer goes bad AND..there is no means to cook it! More importantly, a foot of snow is nothing up here. It does shut us down for the day, but after 4-5 hours of plowing, we are back up and running. It's possible that wide-spread power outages could cripple us for several days, but the grocery stores have generators and its their mission to restock within 24-48 hours.
Kiddies: Get some cans of tunafish and ramen noodles in the house. If that lunatic in North Korea ever gets the resources to impose a credible threat, we are scarreeewed!