WICHITA, Kan. — A strong area of low pressure will whip a cold front across KAKEland today. This system will be responsible for blizzard conditions this afternoon across Northwest Kansas. While snowfall totals will be relatively limited, high wind and snow could greatly reduce visibility.
The precipitation will likely start as rain in extreme Northwest Kansas before transitioning to snowfall as the more cold air is pulled south into KAKEland.
Rain and snow will spread south and east across the state of Kansas throughout the day on Wednesday. While very light rain will be possible in South Central Kansas late Wednesday, snowflakes are not anticipated
Which explains why I spent yesterday stocking the fridge and collecting mower parts. I hate, with a certain malicious bitterness, shopping. I never seem to quite get what I need and lots of stuff that looks good, but are not really necessary.
Take for instance yesterday. I went for the bearing for the front wheels of the Dixon. They had them, but didn’t have a mower deck belt. I was shown a fourteen page order form dtd Jan 2016, that had my belt on order.
Now, the mower man said, he could call me if and when the belt comes in, and he’d be happy to do that for me. But he didn’t hold out hope of any earlier than the middle of next month.
By which time I will have mown three acres three times, I’m sure.
The pharmacy didn’t have the supplements the eye doctor recommends. The earliest that would be available would be . . . well, sometime, soon we hope. That happened twice before I gave up the chase.
If all this is symptomatic big business vs. gullible customers, then big business is winning. I hadn’t realized that built in obsolescence extended to the supply chain in quite that manner.
Should have, yes. Just didn’t.
From the reaches,