" I don't see anything yet ... but I hope you have plenty of cat food in the house!"
Well, last night on the news, the weather forecast said that there was a good chance that we would be getting maybe up to six inches of snow overnight on Saturday. It was a news story, but it appeared that even the news people thought there were other important stories to report. However, by this evening, they have changed the predictions to 10-20 inches, that will start falling tomorrow morning, and continue heavily throughout the day. This, as you may be able to imagine, has sent the radio and TV stations into a tizzy, and they are already providing "Special Coverage - Blizzard 2009." I had no reason to attempt to go to the grocery store, but needless to say, there were reports of people mobbing them to buy food and other supplies.
So, what did I do? I made a batch of Chocolate Crinkles, which turned out well, and made the house smell wonderful! And yes, I had used some flour and some eggs, even though I knew snow was coming. Do I live dangerously or what?
In addition, the city has already declared a Snow Emergency, and the TV and radio are encouraging people to pay attention to whether or not they live on a primary plow route, as well as asking them to check online to see where their street falls in the schedule for plowing. I don't have to check. This is because our street is too narrow for a snow plow! Our street gets "cleared" once everything has melted ...
Granted, I wasn't planning to do any traveling tomorrow, nor do I have to go to work, and I feel bad for anyone who might have problems with things they would like/need to do; I'll keep a good thought for you. Having been in that situation, I know it makes life miserable and stressful.
I just wish that people wouldn't act like it's the arrival of the Apocalypse. It only serves to make a lot of others more nervous and upset, and face it, there's only a certain am0unt that anyone can do about it - much as we might wish it, we can't control the weather.
On top of which, Monday is the first day of Winter, so I'm guessing there's a good chance it will be a while before we have 75-degree weather again. Unless Blizzard 2009 is freakishly followed by Winter Heat Wave 2009 ...
The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it. ~Patrick Young