You've gotta understand that in Iowa, when faced with the forecast of a major winter storm, everyone goes to the grocery store. Actually, we go to the grocery store any time we want to find someone to visit with, too --- and stand in the aisles and block traffic. And sometimes to buy groceries. But an anticipatory visit when faced with potential snow is mandatory.
The crowd was a little sparse at Hy-Vee this morning --- so far we've had only a little freezing drizzle followed by a dusting of snow. But it's early. The weather map has a giant purple, pink and blue bruise on it, stretching from the Utah border through Illinois and from central Texas north to North Dakota. Traffic will pick up a little later when the snow gets serious.
I usually buy milk --- on general principles; but having done that Saturday, bought sunflower seed for the birds instead.
It's supposed to dump quite a bit of snow on us beginning tonight and continuing through Tuesday --- and get down to minus-10. I'll keep you posted. And I think I'll go back to the store after lunch just in case.