No matter how ready I am for a storm, I always seem to think of additional things that we need at the last minute.
Yesterday morning after the entling got off to school I moseyed over to the local grocery store to acquire additional water, carbohydrates, fat and salt to augment the peanut butter and tuna in the pantry.
As I watched people quickly filling baskets with bleach, water and canned food, I congratulated myself on my earlier preparations. Still, I still managed to fill a basket with sundry items. While I waited in line to check out, I had the opportunity to eyeball other people's baskets. Did they have something I had not thought of?
Two things in their shopping carts stood out.
Apparently large cartons of Miller Light Beer are part of many, many Texans' Hurricane Preparedness kits.
The other thing that struck me was how many women were picking up copies of People Magazine, Us, Entertainment Weekly, and the other magazines that surround check-out lines at the grocery store. The average was 4 magazines per person.
So, in the face of looming electronic media outages, people will revert to reading.
Happily, here in the entwood, we have enough to read for an age!