There is nothing quite like word of an impending blizzard to spur DIH into action.
For example. Yesterday she bought rock salt, de-icing fluid, and enough butter and sugar to make roughly 200 pounds of cookies.
This is the only way she knows how to deal with Minnesota winters. Bake a lot of goodies and run like a maniac on the treadmill. (That way it all evens out.) By the time spring arrives, she's too exhausted to care. And the prolonged sugar coma is an easy way to pass the time.
Winters are long in my part of the world. Every year I ask myself, Why did they decide to build a city all the way up here again? I suppose it has something to do with the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi being a few miles north of town. But really, is that a good enough reason to stay? We're not really worried that the Canadians will send a flotilla down to New Orleans, are we? Let somebody else keep an eye on the Canadians.
The first major snowfall of the season is expected to begin this afternoon. DIH will keep you posted.