A brief word of wisdom: when it's the day before a snowstorm, and you're in Lowe's, and you think you really ought to buy a snow shovel...but you don't? You will spend the day after a snowstorm trying to find a snow shovel with zero success.
At least I thought to get a bucket of ice melt salt several weeks ago...although, natch, every place I went had lots of that.
And my sister in law has the nerve to gleefully point out how much better the weather is in her new home in San Francisco than it was in Seattle. Never mind that neither place has seen more than an inch of snow since the Nixon administration. Grrrr....
Note: I'm just kidding, I actually like my sister-in-law; she's very nice.