If your power goes out, the extra milk you bought is gonna be a problem.
If you open your fridge, it’ll go bad faster.
If you put it outside, it’ll likely freeze & you’ll let out your heat to get it.
If you’re REALLY scared: this is the time you get tetra-packs of UHT milk and store them in your emergency kit. They’re shelf stable.
Eggs are a little less of an issue; they’re actually counter-stable for a couple weeks & easy to cook on a butane emergency burner.
If you don’t know how to drive in it? Then do everything in your power to stay home.
The safest place for you is NOT ON THE ROAD.
And really: a day or two without milk will not hurt anyone.
Yeah, go ahead. French toast. Lots of it. Though I strongly recommend baking it like bread pudding, because then you’ll get a little extra heat in the house.
Cinnamon, not maple.
Quadruple the time you think it takes to get there. Leave early. Go slow.
Your car is probably front wheel drive. This is good.
4 wheel drive will make you over-confident. Just don’t unless you know what you’re doing.
If someone else flies by you? Fine. It’s not a race. Your type A competitive streak? Now isn’t the time.
Use your car’s features. If it’s newer than 2006, it’s got traction control & anti-lock brakes. This will help you not die (or not get a broken arm).
No distracted driving. Put the phone in the back seat. Now is not the time to be trying to find someplace you’ve never been. Call, beg off, don’t do it.
No texting. Not even much talking. Focus.
It sucks when you get 2” of snow or ice. That’s Tuesday for some of us, but it’s a black swan for you.
Because ice & snow driving is a skill, and it’s not your fault you don’t have it. It’s not something you should feel guilty for not having.
No reason you should.
And don’t panic. You’re going to be fine.