The grocery store was doing a brisk business today with people loading their carts full of staples they may need for the next few days. Gene’s Heartland Grocery Store’s parking lot was full. I bought Brit some surprises, one being a couple of cartons of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
From the weather report, it doesn’t appear any of us will be venturing outside tomorrow except for emergencies. There is a coating of ice accumulating on everything with a lot of snow predicted to fall tonight. The combination of those elements make it miserable outside and best to stay safely inside.
Drew moved a cord of wood closer to the house. The last supply finally went up in smoke as the weather grew colder. Brit and I enjoy the warmth of a wood fire…and the occasional odor of it that wafts out when he adds more wood or goes through his poking routine. We’ve turned up the fan on our fireplace insert and the heat from it warms the lower level of our house and creeps upstairs as well. It’s very cozy and the insert was a good investment.
Ellsworth came in third in the junior varsity basketball tournament by overpowering the Russell Broncos 47 to 41 this afternoon. The Bearcats lost to Thomas Moore Prep-Marian Monarchs this morning 27 to 59. I don’t know what the outcome of the TMP vs Salina Central game was for first and second place as I didn’t stay for that game. It was getting icy underfoot and time to make the grocery run and head home.
Our hope of going to Alton faded as the day progressed. I doubt that Angela Bates and Barry Thompkins had their dinner theater. Those who had dinner reservations at the Midland canceled as the forecasts became more grim. Everyone wanted to be home and out of the elements. I hope the travelers get off the highway and find a warm place to stay. I know what it’s like to be stranded on a night like tonight and one gets very cold very fast no matter how many clothes and blankets you have.
We’re watching “Vertigo” on our new “expanded basic” cable service, whatever that means. Reminds me of the “limited lifetime warranty” mantra. It’s been a long time since we first saw this movie. “I come from Salina Kansas….”. That line just slays me.
Stay warm and stay tuned.