The Snow is coming, get ready now!
Its January and a large snowstorm is coming to the east coast. Central VA is going to get 3 to 30 inches in 24 hours. So what do you do? Get ready now!!!
Skip the bread and milk unless you really need them. Bread is good for sandwiches if you lose power for several days. Get lots of peanut butter. it is good warm / cold an provides good nutrition. Juice is good, it provides vitamins and some natural sugar for energy. Think about things you can eat if you loose power. Do you have a gas fireplace? If so then get some soup.
Make sure your car is full of gas. The gas pumps need power to run and in a large snowfall the power could go out for a couple of days. If you have a generator, fill up your gas cans. And test your generator now.
Get rock salt or some other type of ice melt and check your shovel. Have them ready to go. Nothing worse then having to go through the snow to get to your tools. Make sure you can get to your the scraper for your car, if it locked inside the car its of little use.
Most importantly, dress in layers. Playing in the snow is fun. When you start to get cold, go inside and warm up. If you clothes get wet, go change them.
Dont forget your pet. If you are cold, they are cold. Bring them inside and limit their outdoor play time. Some breeds do better in cold weather but you pets prefer to be with you indie then standing at the door in the cold.