Thar’ She Blows!

Depending on who you listen to, we are either in for the Storm of the Century OR we are just going to have to sit through several days of rain and wind.  The stores in our area have been overrun with folks who are buying water, milk, toilet paper, bread….all of the “essentials” that they think they’ll need in case they get stuck at home with no power.

Now I headed over to the store several days ago to pick up things that I thought we’d need.  What I hadn’t heard at that point was the suggestion that I heard today on the news.  The authorities are telling us now that we should prepare for a possible 5-7 days without power.  Say what?

That was cause for some additional menu tweaking.  I had already headed off for a day of scrapbooking, leaving the Commander to do a bit more grocery shopping.  I had told him to pick up some additional water and soda pop and to get food that we could eat without having to cook it.  I suggested some lunch meat and bread, figuring that we could pop the meat and condiments in an ice cooler so that we could eat sandwiches if things went dark.  However, after hearing this newest pronouncement of doom and gloom, I decided I’d better grab a few more snacks on the way back home.  Here’s what I picked up.  You’ll notice that these are all items that you can munch on without having to refrigerate them.

This is what the Commander chose.  Seriously?  Tuna fish and some thin rolls?  OK, to be fair, he also picked up some lunch meat.  He wanted me to be sure to mention that.  I don’t know about you, but if “the gales of November” come early here and all “h___” is breaking loose, would you choose tuna fish over M & M’s?  I know what I’ll be eating and it doesn’t come from anything with a fin.

If you’re on the East Coast, stay warm and dry!  I hope you retain your electricity.  For the rest of you in other parts of the country, say a little prayer for us as “Sandy” sets her sights on our neck of the woods.



  • karyn

    I’ve been thinking of you, Dee! Hope you weather the storm without too much discomfort – and no loss. I’m praying for you!

    • booklassie

      Thanks, Karyn. So far, so good. The wind is picking up here and businesses are shutting down left and right. The turnpike has now banned commercial vehicles and motorcycles for certain stretches of the road. I’m just thankful to have a roof over my head and a furnace that’s working.


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