After having highs near 70 and then snow last week, here in Eastern North Carolina we have been bracing for the BIG SNOW STORM for the past few days. I had the day off Monday January 27th so I used that day to prepare and get the last few necessities in case the forecast would be true and we had to be at home for several days.
Can I just say that we never get snow AFTER I get paid. It’s always right before.
But the Lord is blessing me to provide all of my needs. I made a quick list and headed out with my Jordanhead to Harris Teeter and Walmart.
I ALWAYS feel like I overspend at Walmart. This time I had to get what I had to get and what I knew would get us thru this week. Sooo many people were at Walmart.
I got what we needed for several cold weather meals and snacks for the kiddos and hubby.
People always ask why do you get eggs milk and bread before a storm hits? Well my answer is, it’s not those items specifically. It’s the fact that they are necessities. Staples. The basics. I didn’t need milk but I needed bread, sugar, chips, drinks, bottled water, etc. Say what you want about us in the South but I’m not driving on any icy road to go to the store that I should have gone to when the weatherman said it was gonna snow.
So that was Monday.
On Tuesday (Monday night) this is what my app showed:
And so me and the kids (school was already cancelled) waited and waited and waited for the snow.
And waited some more.
The forecast was for 8-12 inches.
Now I don’t like snow. Anybody who knows me knows that. But even I got excited at the prospect of 8-12 inches of snow!!
First came the sleet and the freezing rain, that was before the kids went to bed. Never once did any of the stations mention anything about sleet and ice. That’s what we usually get when they call for snow. They never once said to expect a “wintry mix” they said snow and lots of it.
I woke up around 2 am and saw the snow had finally came!!
We ended up getting around 3-4 inches.