"I just want you to know that I'm filling up the bathtub." I said to SM as I walked through the house. "You know...For when the power goes out." I added.
"I know how your mind works." SM replied, eyes rolling.
SM and I look at the world differently. SM always thinks the best, you know, he's a Rainbow and Unicorns kinda guy, while I on the other hand tend to watch the road we're walking for potholes and steer clear of trouble if I can.
"You know there's a fine line between paranoia and preparation." I announce.
SM laughed. "And if the power goes out for a few days I'll be glad to have that water when I'm wondering how I'm gonna flush the toilet."
The ruler says close to 5 inches of the white stuff on the ground but I'm starting to hear that tap-tap-tapping of sleet on the windows.
It's a fine line between snow, sleet and freezing rain.
It's also a fine line between comfort, inconvenience and stupidity.
We might not be comfortable when the power goes out, but we won't do anything stupid either.
Wish us luck!