We are under a blizzard watch out here on the island. The Code Red Call just came in telling us to get our vehicles off the streets as of 8am tomorrow. So, this afternoon I went to the grocery store, swung by the Liquor Locker for snake-bite medicine (snakes are a BIG problem during Gloucester blizzards), then dropped my car off at a friend's house. Now I am charging devices, rounding up candles and matches, bottling water, and cooking. I have no idea if all these precautions will be necessary but we are New Englanders so we do this.
The best part of "wicked stawms comin'" is neighbors. I am always so moved by the neighbors who call to ask if I need anything while they are out. When Jane brought me home from parking my car she gave me a quart of her delicious, home-made pepper jelly, plus a big jar of sweet red pepper spread. With a box of Ritz crackers (which I have) and a carton of cream cheese (ditto) I am set.
So, everyone, stay home, read books, knit stuff, sew, cook, and remember that summer is coming. Be safe and thanks for reading.