Can you hear it? It's the buzz you hear when the weather people start predicting a winter storm event is heading your way.
It's snow fever.
Yes, I knew that snow fever had hit my family when my husband texted me that he had acquired 200 lbs of ice melt, but that the store was out of snow shovels.
Really? Are we going there already? It's beautiful outside. The winter storm event isn't expected for days.
Luckily I did my grocery shopping Tuesday morning after the 3-day weekend. Everyone is freaking out because there is not food left at several local grocery stores.
My Little Victory
Today I went out and stocked up on a few items that were on my grocery list. I also got some beer and wine.
On the way home, I stopped by the Home Depot to see if I could get a snow shovel. I watched people walking out with two or three shovels each and was starting to get nervous. Luckily I was able to get one of the last 8 snow shovels they had for sale. Yay! I was pretty excited. I picked up some other items and then realized they had sold their last shovel. I could tell because people were getting animated and were circling the area where the shovels had been. I was glad I went early.
Then I noticed an employee who was watching the snow shovel area. There were a few people who were freaking out. I watched him pull an older man aside and tell him to meet him at the check out line. The salesman came out with two shovels and asked him which one he wanted. The customer's face lit up with a huge smile. After the customer made his selection, the employee took the other shovel in the back.
As I left the store, I noticed the sales guy directing another disappointed customer to the checkout line. I guess he was rationing the shovels because some people had grabbed several at a time. He was definitely making the customers very happy.
I'm not sure if we will actually get any snow. I know my kids are flushing ice cubes down the toilet and wearing their PJs inside out in hopes of a snow day. All I can think about is what my clients might like to go and see if schools and companies shut down.
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