I stock up on groceries before snowstorms but not because I fear we'll be trapped or lose power, or stores won't be able to get deliveries. It's just much easier to carry shopping bags home on dry sidewalks than slippery, snowy ones. I went to the supermarket and Trader Joe's yesterday, including a second, 9 pm trip to TJ's, mainly to check out the situation. It was crazy-crowded; the line went around the store. But it moved quickly, everyone was in good spirits, and I chatted with the students in front of me and behind me as we waited. When our tiny TJ's is crowded, I get in line with an empty basket and fill it as I snake around the store. I pass practically everything along the way so it saves time.
Storms feel cozier and more fun when there are lots of delicious things around, waiting to be eaten. Late this morning, we went out in light, easy snow to pick up a few more essentials. From Crumbs:
Harris has a new perch for watching the snow through all three bay windows:
I'd say we're all set.