With the Oklahoma/Missouri ice storm heading North, I’d say the rest of us in the mid-western USA should probably be thinking about the potential for electrical outages. When I think of the last damage we had from ice storms, I shiver! We have half the insurance coverage that we had then…so here’s hoping our barns don’t fall in!
I’m not really as prepared as I’d like. Ideally, a trip to the grocery store would have helped things…stocking up on some non-perishable foods, etc, but I’m counting on my cast-iron dutch oven and my fireplace if worse turns into worst! I’ve already made a double batch of chili and cornbread, and plan on baking breads (muffins/whole wheat bread) tomorrow morning.
Our back porch has a sizable stack of firewood and kindling, I’m caught up on laundry, and have water put aside (several gallons for drinking and washing), flashlights and candles at the ready…what am I forgetting?
Anyway, in the midst of all this, I thought I’d blog while I could, and ask you guys to pray for all those without power right now. Several of my friends and family live in Oklahoma where the damage was severe…they’re saying it may be ten days before the power is restored across the grid.
Hopefully I’ll still be around, keeping an eye on things in blogland, but if things stagnate here a bit, think of me in my snug little igloo and say a prayer!