Snow Apocalypse? Yep, that's what they were calling it on the radio this morning. You know the monster snow storm, the historic, crippling one that has been on the news this week? Well, I am sitting right in the middle of it's path. That book I read a couple of months ago, Whistling Dixie in a Nor'easter, is ringing pretty true right now.
I'm armed and ready...
Check! I have water (When you are on a well, no power means no water.), a propane heater, candles, flashlights and extra batteries on the ready. Oh, and the bathtub is filled with water, too so that we can flush if we lose power. Of course, we can always melt snow for that, too. You see, the emergency preparedness officials around here warned us that:
"A severe winter storm, with near blizzard conditions, is forecast to hit (the region) Friday Feb 5 through Saturday Feb 6. Be prepared to shelter in place for 3 to 5 days. Please stay off the roads. Snow crews will plow primary and secondary roads first for emergency vehicles. It may take 36-48 hours after the snow stops before County plows can get to residential streets. Removal and treatment may take several days."
Check! I've got a stockpile, baby!
Check! I'm armed with a couple of new movies and some cool new Crayola Window FX markers(for drawing on windows, that should keep them busy for a while). In a day or two, I am gonna need to have a few tricks up my sleeve...see it's pretty hard for a four year old to play in over two feet of snow. Cabin fever will surely set in by Monday.
I also have the fixin's on hand for these Snowman Cookies from Stacy's Sweet Shop, which I have been dying to try out. I think the boys will love making them.
Check! My oldest is pretty bummed about the timing of this storm, because we were supposed to do the Super Bowl at his best buddy's house. I can't make up for that loss, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve for some yummy snacks. I might even dig out some party plates and cups (can you use last year's Valentine's leftovers for the Superbowl? Hmmm...maybe not.)
Check! Wait...what? I woke up with the tell-tale signs of strep throat this morning. Not good when an apocalyptic snow storm is headed for your house. God worked a true miracle and I was able to see my doctor and get a prescription for a Z-pack before it hit. Don't tell my pharmacist, but I would have paid a lot more for those meds than he charged me. There are rare times when frugal goes out the window ;)
So, I am armed and ready. While it piles up outside I'm gonna utilize my arsenal, blog, cook, and organize coupons. How are you spending the weekend?
*This post is linked to Bringing Moms Together's Tackle It Tuesday.