I love it.
Ice Storm 2009 almost did me in, but I'm still a fan.
This weather system that is apparently taking over the majority of the USA is almost upon us.
And the weather people are ecstatic.
Yesterday, we were either getting a dusting or 12 inches of snow.
On top of 1/10 to 2 inches of ice.
Give or take.
Today, things have escalated.
The grocery store was out of 1/2 gallon milk.
Which makes me wonder why, if the population is planning on being stuck at home for days, wouldn't the gallon milk be sold out?
I bought the last 24 pack of bottled water on the shelf.
I didn't really plan on buying it, but if everyone else wanted it then I did, too.
And I bought toilet paper (we mustn't run out).
And a candle (if I'm stranded for days, the house needs to smell like fruit).
And razors (I can't be held hostage with hairy legs).
And septic system cleaner stuff (I couldn't remember when I did that last).
Then The Princess and I went to the Little Debbie store. We stocked up on Oatmeal Cream Pies and Swiss Rolls.
(They sold out of bread at 10 a.m., by the way.)
So far, I've read these subtle headlines on our local news...
SNOWPOCALYPSE IS COMING
THE SNOW SLAM.
And we've gotten just about all we can from the terms...
and it's close relative,
Personally, I'm just about to bust to witness some good ole thundersleet.
And there is some new scale graph thingy that can predict how long your power is going to be out based on ice accumulation and wind speed.
We're looking at 5 to 10 days, people.
The weather people are saying that this has the potential to be a system of historic proportions.
Or a bust. Something about 20 miles one direction or another.
The latest update that I received said "New Ice Estimate: .46 inches".
That seems rather, um, specific.
So y'all. Stay warm and safe.
And please. PLEASE. Send me your weather headlines. There is not much that I would enjoy more.