But my destination before I got to work?
Onion sets! Green's Feed and Seed in Charleston, that compendium of all things farming and farming kitsch, had what I needed: yellow, white and red onion sets, some Detroit Dark Red beet seeds and seed starter soil.
(and no, that very-clean car isn't mine! Mine was the dirty blue truck that just didn't make it into the photo for some reason...)
Did I get to work on time? Yep, with a few minutes to spare. A very few. More like seconds.
When I got in the truck this evening, it was redolent with onion. Didn't think of that when I left the bag in the truck this morning. But never mind, I have onions that can be planted...as soon as the ground thaws out again.