Here we go again...sigh. The weather forecasters are just as excited as they were exactly a week ago but they are being very careful to tell us that "This is not a major winter storm event". After last week's confident forecast of winter weather failed to materialize, the weather team on the local news is trying hard not to get our hopes up. Rather the hopes of school kids and teachers and others who can stay home and enjoy the storm, I mean.
I can safely say, that everytime winter weather is predicted, it always falls on a day when I have to go to the store regardless. The parking lot was full, as was expected. Living in South Carolina most of my life, I am well versed in the drill. Bread and milk, gotta get to the store and join the crowd cleaning out the dairy isle and bread shelves. Steering my cart through the crowded lanes and most carefully not even looking towards the dairy section, I noticed a pile of hastily placed red snow shovels propped at the front on one of the isles. I was glad to see that everything on my list was still in stock, the buy one/get one items for the Super Bowl noshes, ingredients for the soup I have simmering on the cooktop as I write, and the one thing that was needed in case Mother Nature changes her mind and decides to sock it to the upstate of South Carolina. A can opener. Just a plain, old-fashioned metal can opener with non-padded handles. It occurred after last week's dry run, that the one thing we did need, in case of power outage (well, besides a big ol' generator!) was a way to open the cans of food stocked in the cabinets. Soups, tuna fish cans aplenty but....my one and only electric can opener would be useless without the Duke Energy to power it.
So I trundeled off in the opposite direction of the crowds and found the kitchen gadgets. Chose the plainest, least expensive one out of the selection of exactly three, and felt like I had found a treasure. I was lucky enough to find a line without much of a wait and was out the door and on my way home.
So now we will wait and see what tomorrow brings. "Not a major weather event." Well, probably not, after all it's not coming from Atlanta.
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