Saturday, December 21, 2013

Errand day

The plan for the day is to run a few minor errands. Nothing earth-shattering that could not be put off, just the kind you would rather get done and out of the way.

Unfortunately, I'll not only have to share the road with last minute Christmas shoppers, but also with a bunch of psuedo-survivalists dashing into the grocery stores and other places to stock up on supplies since we - gasp - are under a winter storm warning starting at 5 p.m. tonight.

I can understand running to get extra groceries, batteries and fire wood when you live out in rural areas. It takes a while for the plows to head out that way. But this is the largest metropolitan area in the state; at most, it will take 24 hours for the city to make the streets passable. Even after the Great Groundhog's Day Blizzard of  '11 we were functional within 36 hours.

The forecast calls for somewhere between five and eight inches in total, mostly falling after midnight through about eight Sunday morning. Five inches, while a hassle, doesn't slow us down much. Eight inches, however, in is the "stay inside and watch it come down" category.

Anyway, errands today, alongside the crazies shopping for a stockpile of toilet paper (with having two bathrooms, I tend to be well stocked in that area - I won't have to fight anyone for the last two rolls at Walgreens). Since the one place I really do have to go doesn't open until 10:30, it's going to be a slow, lazy morning.

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