For those along the path of Sandy, I’m praying for your safety (and sanity). There are some who think my preparedness and stocking up habits are crazy, and I so appreciate your letting me know . . often! But please take this opportunity to learn. If you are not prepared, start working on getting prepared. Would you rather be the one in line with frantic other folks buying water, flashlight batteries, canned goods and fighting the crowd hoping to snag a generator? Not me! I’d want to be the one sitting home knitting, hoping to get another pair of socks finished before the end of Soctober!
Vince and I were talking this morning about the people who are so worried about getting their supplies — who are frantically going from one store to another hoping to find what they need and finding empty shelves. He asked me if there’s anything we would need to buy if we were facing that situation and I said “not one thing!”
That’s a good feeling. In the midst of the storm, or in the second week of having no power, would there be things I would find that I don’t have and wish I had? Yes, but would there be anything that would be needed/wanted enough to make me go out into a grocery store crowded with frantic people? Not one thing!
Most of us cannot afford to get totally prepared in one week but you can start small. Start by buying canned goods when they’re on sale. Start by buying a few gallons of water. As you hear the news in the coming days, and as you see the struggles the folks in the path of Hurricane Sandy are facing, be aware of how you can prepare for what may come your way. There’s nothing like peace of mind and my belief is that way too many of us have totally forgotten what “peace of mind” feels like.