The big local story here in the NYC metro area is the arrival of a major winter storm which is forecast to dump about a foot (30.48 centimeters) of snow on terra firma. The winds are supposed to reach gale force (50mph/80.46kph). Suffice it to say, the roadways are going to be a mess.
The gentleman who is typically scheduled to work the 5PM-9PM shift told me yesterday that he has been tasked to stay overnight at his other job, the one which actually pays his bills. Accordingly, I have arrived early and, like him, plan on camping out overnight. I'd rather have my car safely parked in a lot than on the street, and sheltering in place makes a lot more sense than trusting myself to the tender mercies of the roadways. I anticipate having to work the afternoon shift tomorrow as well, so I made sure that I am well-provisioned.
I made sure to stop by a couple of local grocery stores on my way to work- the first being a major supermarket and the second being a mom-and-pop produce market that has amazing prices on fruits and vegetables. I decided that the best way to fortify myself for a long haul in wintry conditions would be to make a pot of bigos, which is the sort of dish which lends itself to overnight cooking.
Here's hoping that it will be an uneventful night, just the cat and I hanging out by the radiator while the snow quietly blankets the landscape. This being 2020, though, I am prepared for just about any contingency.