"Weeeeeeee doggies!" As Jed Clampet would say!
You should see the chatter on my Facebook home page. For those of you not in my neck of the woods, something wicked this way comes! The whole state of Indiana is in the red zone for this next storm; the southern 2/3 is slated for what some are saying will be a "crippling" ice storm, while us northerners are looking at a crazy amount of snow and wind. I am seeing numbers like 14-24 inches with 40-45 mph. winds! Uhm, folks, we are talking a whopper of a snow storm.
Now, the last two storms forecasted have petered out (as we say up here), but every weather channel I check seems to be agreeing on this one. We cannot afford to disregard such a warning.
So I have three gallons of milk in the fridge, two boxes of 18 eggs, three loaves of bread, and I am making a list of other necessities to pick up tomorrow.
Thank goodness I have enough meat and veggies on hand to feed a small army for a month, but since we don't have the dairy cows out back, I am dependent on the grocery for my milk.
I'm thinking I should grab a box of powdered milk. Mom always had that on hand through the three blizzards in the late '70s.
Oh, and I should fill the bath tub with water. (so we can flush the potty if the lights go out)
And get the kerosene lamps off the top shelf of the pantry and find their oil! DANG! I think I put it down in the dungeon, read root cellar part of our basement! I HATE going down there, but that's a story for another time!
Once you go through a storm like those, you just click in to survivor mode at the mention of a potential deja-vu!
Hey, We DO have a generator.... didn't have one of those in '77, '78, or '79. This might be a good thing to have! I need to go ask Tall Guy what all it does and doesn't do. Kind of scary that I don't know!
Are you in the line of this storm? What are you doing to prepare?