Day 2386 – The Story Of Bret And Jennilyn Looking For A Shovel Before A Blizzard

It was a tale of woe, adventure and poor planning. Our heroes, Bret and Jennilyn (Bretilyn, if you will), discovered they were behind their cohorts in preparing for what may turn out to be the greatest blizzard they have ever encountered. On the eve of the snow, Bretilyn discovered they were without a shovel. As you may recall from previous stories, this couple lives very light and their personal possessions are few. Alas, a shovel was not included in their inventory. Cancelling all plans and expecting the worst, our duo ventures out with the other procrastinators.

Their first stop was Lowe’s, thinking they could perhaps go to a place no one would think of for this holy grail. Lowe’s had an ample supply of salt and heaters, but alas, no snow shovels. They ventured forth.

Jennilyn thought they might have luck at Big Lots, but she only found more delicious treats for the long exile to their home. Arguably, this may have been a more important purchase.

While waiting in the line of fellow dawdlers, Bret burst through the doors, phone in hand, heralding the news that snow shovels were in ample supply at the uniform depot only one store down from Jennilyn. The news was spread with the line of new friends. The shovel had been found and everyone rejoiced…..between grumbling at each other for cutting in line and being upset that there was a line. Imagine! Lines at a store with food the day before a blizzard!

After this joyous victory, our adventurers investigated the local Walgreens and discovered a stock pile of non-alcoholic drinks. Jennilyn filled her arms with virgin margaritas, mojitos and a bottle of virgin wine.

Bretilyn now wait for the incoming apocalypse with a vast amount of supplies.

33 books and magazines from the library. 3 of which are on Jennilyn’s “to be read” list.
9 movies from the library (1 watched)
14 borrowed figures for the Lego Dimensions game, in addition to Jennilyn’s 16 figures
6 bags/boxes of snacks
3 desserts to make
11 cans of virgin margarita’s (1 down!)
3 can’s of virgin mojito’s (1 down – not as good as the margarita’s)
1 bottle of virgin wine
3/4 of a box of real wine for Bret
2 beers (for Bret)
3/4 bottle of Mt. Dew
~12 liters of water
And 1 shovel.

Our heroes will survive.



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