Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter Wonderland??

If, even one of the weather forecasters is correct, we are in for some real winter weather this weekend. Depending upon who you are listening to, we are in for somewhere between 3 to 12 inches of snow. Hmm. I haven't heard anything since I've been at the office this morning, but I'm putting money on the total accumulation total actually being greatly different from what they are predicting. We could just end up with rain, or a freezing mix, or even actually having snow. This area is just so unpredictable. The one thing that is true in all of this is that the storm is coming from the South and when that happens we 'usually' get hammered.

I'm sure about now the local grocery stores are just about out of milk and bread, and they probably have partially bare shelves throughout the rest of the store. I remember back in the day, when I worked for Winn Dixie, people coming in and buying up stuff like they would never be able to get back out to the store for a week or more. (Even if they had just come into the store the day before for their normal grocery shopping!)

We all know from experience living in the Richmond area, that even a few flakes of snow can immobilize the entire area for days. I'm betting that there is more than one kid wishing that this would have hit last night so they could have gotten an extra day of Christmas vacation from school.

There's probably been a run on snow shovels, salt, antifreeze, ice melt, boots, gloves and sleds as well! If you wanted something like this yesterday would have been the day to pick it up. Happy shopping to anyone still in need of winter preparation.

Drive safe. Don't try to dodge the snowflakes, they will melt when they hit the windshield. Once you're home, enjoy it! Build a fire, have some hot chocolate and RELAX!

Here's to a great weekend!

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