They say opposites attract. I believe it but at some point, the more opposite you are, the harder it is to keep from getting really frustrated. I’m on the far end, over the end some would say, of being prepared. Vince is off the map on the end of not having a clue what’s going on when it comes to preparedness. Always, it’s been his responsibility to keep up with the outside issues — gas for the generator, propane for the grill, snow shovel at home and not in the rented storage building.
We’ve been here 4 years, 30 days, but who’s counting? Since day 1, I’ve begged . . you know I’ve begged because I’ve resorted to even begging on the blog . . for a gas stove and some alternate source for heat. We’re total electric. No fireplace. No gas of any kind. If the electricity goes off, I have to hope those KCP&L guys remember my brownies and get here quickly.
I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the weather because it doesn’t matter to me. Not much I can do about it and I’m as prepared as I can get whether I know what’s coming or not. We were gone over the weekend. Sunday night I turned the TV on and heard about a tremendous storm that’s headed our way.
Accuweather tells me this:
And look at these chill factor temps.
The forecasts today are looking more like the ice may miss us. It looks like there’s going to be ice south of us and northeast of us but I’m hoping we don’t get any, although it’s now below freezing and drizzling. I think our power will stay on with 10″ or even 20″ of snow. They do a great job of keeping the limbs trimmed around here and most of the lines in town are buried. I’m not worried about snow but if there’s ice, that could be bad.
All my “electricity is out” supplies for upstairs are right here. Two lanterns, plenty of lamp oil, candles, a couple of flash lights and every room has flash lights plugged into the wall. We have the same things in a cabinet downstairs.
In the fridge is gumbo, rice and chicken and noodles. One crockpot has split pea soup, one crockpot has chicken/white bean chili. I made two loaves of bread yesterday but we’ve already eaten part of one and Chad took one loaf back with him. This morning I made two more loaves of bread and a batch of cinnamon rolls that Vince took back to work. Everyone is kinda stressed worrying about the coming storm so I figured they’d appreciate warm cinnamon rolls.
Vince got the gas cans filled, the propane bottles were already full, and even though I hope the power stays on, I surely wish I could convince him to have a wood stove installed if we’re not going to get a gas stove.
I’m hoping everyone stays warm and safe as this storm is going to cover lots of area . . not just my house!