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Hey peeps! How are you surviving the storm? We had a bit of snow and a bit of ice so it’s basically a hard-packed really icy layer. As a result, here in the south, everything is shut down.
Yesterday Kevin and I decided we should go work out (closed) or go to a movie (all the theaters were closed) so we ended up at REI (the only open place which is sort of funny) and then Kevin bought some shoes because he is going to Minnesota tomorrow.
Other than that the big storm was pretty fun.
Here are some of the highlights. As you might know, in the South everyone runs out and gets “milk and bread” the minute the news says we are going to have a storm. That’s mostly beucase a) people can’t drive so b) everything in the world is shut down and c) we often end up with ice storms which are THE WORST!
This storm was predicting “wintery mix” which could be an ice storm. When we lived in our old house (13 years) we had a billion ice storms and often lost power for 5 days or so. This happened at least 5 times in the years we lived there and we lost power pretty often for just a day or two.
Therefore, when we built our current house, we put in a generator. As a result there hasn’t been a huge power outage in our area since. It’s actually pretty annoying. At any rate, since I wasn’t worried about “losing electricity” I went to the store for things other than “bread and milk.”
EDITORS NOTE: I DID ACTUALLY GET SOME MILK BECAUSE I WAS OUT OF MILK. NOT BECAUSE OF THE STORM. I NEEDED MILK. GOT IT????
So I go up to Fresh Market and get all the stuff and I’m in the checkout line and I had the following conversation with the check out guy:
Guy: did you find everything you need?
Me: yes, I did
Me: yes, why?
Guy: most people are answering no. They didn’t get everything they needed.
Me: oh shit! Maybe I forgot something. What did they need?
Guy: why does it matter? We don’t have it anyways
And then I cracked up because what a sassy little fellow and now I’m dying about what people actually need in a storm.
I was buying 3 pints of ice cream and some milk but now I can’t help but wonder what I’m missing out on. When I told Kevin this story he laughed and then we both speculated on what important items people need in a storm but we don’t have.
Ice Cream? Check
What do people need????????