|Post Christmas organizing...|
It's a given that we will be snow bound for at least two or three days... more if there is heavy drifting. I usually like to stay away from stores during a winter storm watch or warning but we were out of a few necessary items so we braved the crowds at Kroger. Christopher stopped by Wal Mart on his way home from work and texted that it was crazy there.
But with this kind of storm coming, I am not surprised. Our biggest concern (besides being snowed in) is power outages. So yesterday I got caught up with laundry except one load of towels which will be washed and dried today. All dishes will be washed before the storm hits and I'm doing some cooking and baking today so there will be plenty that does not need to be cooked during the storm.
Of course, the most important things will be accomplished like making sure all candles are available (and the two glass hurricane lamp covers brought back in the house to protect against hurricane Victoria), the flashlights are on the dining table, and a carafe of coffee made and poured into the large Thermos. ;)
I already charged the Kindle and the itty bitty iPod yesterday and the cell phone will receive a full charge prior to the storm hitting. Oh, I will also fill my stock pots with water since our well's water pump is electric.
Have I forgotten anything?
Oh, yes... the wind chills may dip to -45 by Monday morning and the actual temperatures will be sub-zero. Brrrr... Hubby is going out this afternoon (it is already very cold!) to insulate our two outside water spouts and the pipes leading to the house.
We will keep a little water running in the sinks and open the shelves underneath both the kitchen and bathroom sinks... somehow blocking it so nothing rather furry tries to go exploring (and I'm talking Big Paw here and not Bigfoot!).
An excellent article about buying good emergency lighting... here.
The same author has an article about emergency radios... here.
Marine's winter survival tips (I don't plan to be out in this but it has good info)... here.
A good article about deepening the pantry... here. (May we all be that organized!)