Not because I can’t drive in the rain or that I’m scared to drive in the rain. I grew up where it rains ALL THE TIME! So no worries there. I’m worried about everyone else. A little rain falls in southern California and, all of a sudden, it’s like a war-zone on the roads! I know, I KNOW! Almost everywhere else on the planet, a little rain doesn’t cause an apocalyptic traffic situation, but it does here! And I don’t want to go out in it.
Now, in the Washington DC area where I grew up, if snow is in the forecast, an amazing thing happens. All the bread, toilet paper, and milk disappears from the grocery store shelves.
It is almost like magic! It doesn’t even matter if the snow actually comes, everyone suddenly feels an immense and irresistible need to buy bread, toilet paper, and milk. And if snow actually falls, WATCH OUT! With as little as an inch of the white stuff, it is like a ghost town! School is cancelled, the government closes or goes on liberal leave, and everyone stays inside!
Back to soCal, in case you haven’t been watching or reading the news, we’re experiencing a really serious drought.
Like so serious that farmers may not be able to grow a whole lot this year.
And that will impact everyone in the entire US of A! Food prices will go up, and it’s possible some items may be more expensive and difficult to obtain. I’m not worried that there won’t be food, but I am a bit worried about how much it will cost to feed my family.
With wages stagnant and food costs already creeping up, it is imperative that we have some rain for everyone’s sake. (Personally, I’ve been praying for rain in California along with many other like minded individuals. It would be great if you’d join me and say a little prayer asking for rain in California.)
Having rain in the forecast is a BIG DEAL! And avoiding danger by staying off of the roads is a big priority for me. This is one of those real life, regularly occurring situations where it is nice to have a little bit of extra food at home. Thankfully, I’m stocked up on soups and other canned goods, I have food in the freezer, milk in the fridge, and ingredients to make almost anything else I could want.
I am prepared.
What about you?
Do you have enough food at home to go a few days without a trip to the grocery store?
How about a week? Longer?
Have you ever seen the grocery shelves stripped bare due to an impending storm or a natural disaster?