Posted by: Debbie Abrams Kaplan | February 8, 2013

Finding Nemo – the Storm Version

Well, another storm has hit. The past few days has been a jumble of weather casters completely confused about what to expect, other than big snow in CT and MA. As for NJ, it’s been predicted between 2-27 inches, and up to a foot in Manhattan. The latest predictions for our county are 8-10 inches.

At Mark’s company, everyone who lives outside of Manhattan decided to work from home today, and the corporate subsequently decided to close the office at 1:00. I got the call last night, when out for a rare Ladies Night Out, that school would be a 4 hour session. That meant that half the women there (me included) left our festivities a little early to hit the store so we didn’t have to do it during our precious kid-free time this morning.

how bout them apples?

how bout them apples?

Oddly, there was plenty of milk (and some meat – picked over but available), but the fruits/veggies racks were empty. I didn’t check out the bread aisle, so I don’t know what it looked like over there. Hard to tell about the usual selections since I don’t usually grocery shop at 10:30 p.m. 

we all need peppers when it snows

we all need peppers when it snows

You say tomatoes, I say there aren't any.

You say tomatoes, I say there aren’t any.

No carrots or cut up veggies.  Because it would take so much time to cut up veggies while you're home all day in the storm.

No carrots or cut up veggies. Because it would take so much time to cut up veggies while you’re home all day in the storm.

Yes, we have no bananas. We have no bananas today.

Yes, we have no bananas. We have no bananas today. (but we have Nilla wafers)

I yam what I yam.

I yam what I yam.

So how is it today? It started snowing 15 minutes after the scheduled 6 a.m. start time. Then it turned to freezing rain (which Dori walked home in), and is now snowing again. It’s supposed to snow for 24 hours. Zack missed school today, he was nauseous. I was kind of glad not to have to walk there and back twice, and even more glad he didn’t barf. Fortunately the power is still working, though it went out this morning at the high school and one elementary school. Fingers crossed.

the front yard

the front yard – it’s not bad yet. See that fire hydrant? Yeah, it’s our responsibility to keep it dug out.

a room with a view

a room with a view

We’re supposed to go tubing and ziplining on Sunday, so let’s hope the roads get plowed quickly tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 


Responses

  1. We’ll be right over with cocoa, shovels and sleds!

    Kind regards, June

    June D. Bell writer | editor 650.345.2878

  2. Chris Christie was previously at the supermarket


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