Like a good part of the country, we’re getting a 2×4 upside the head from Old Man Winter. Today started with freezing rain that turned the town into a skating rink. Now a light snow is falling and the wind is picking up. In a couple hours that wind will continue to gain strength and we’ll be in a blizzard. We started the day in the 30s and will end it at at least -10. By Sunday we’ll be in the minus 20s with wind chills in the minus 50 range. Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the DVD library are going to get a workout.
On Monday we made our first run to Minot in a few months. We were well past the time to stock up and Christmas had wiped us out. We hit the grocery store, Target, and the new corporate pet superstore. The beer fridge has been stocked with Bells and Sierra Nevada. And I just bought several pounds of burger from our local butcher. So we’re well prepared for the lockdown. The cats will awaken on occasion for food. We all know the drill. As long as the power doesn’t go out, we’re fine. And so it goes on the frozen steppes of North Dakota.