Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Day Tradition

My Mom always baked a loaf (or two) of homemade bread on snow days. It's funny what kind of memories stick with ya. I make it a point of throughout the year to talk about things from my childhood with my boys. partly to connect with my past, and to keep memories alive. We are all just two generations away from being forgotten.

I tell me boys that my Mom used to make these on snow days for me when I was little. My Grandmother made it a point to let everyone know how many meatballs she made for the Christmas dinner. She also licked her fingers after serving each piece of cake...LOL. Lots of funny stories for the dinner table. The older I get, the more I appreciate the small things.

You never know when you might have a snow day, Keep Right On Prepping - K

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Standard Storm preps

1. Cars filled with gas
2. Generator ready with power cords & gas
3. Electronic devices topped off
4. Pantry topped off with some comfort foods
5. Firewood
6. Over night bag for work , stranded scenario (Get to Work Bag)
7. Outside car covered with tarp (ice and freezing rain here)
8. Flashlights checked

What are some of your standard routines when a storm is on the radar?

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Weekend Update

I've been meaning to sit down and write this post for some time, but life seems to happen between the thoughts and the time required. School has kicked into gear, and I'm having trouble getting into the groove of things. The closer I get to me degree, the harder it gets to stay motivated. The administrator to the director let me know that I could take CT physics and have enough hours to complete my degree this summer, but I'll wait until the fall for the Emergency Management class. I'm pretty excited to take this class, and with my prepping background it ought to be interesting.

I'm getting over the flu this weekend, and it hit me really hard Thursday night. I'm sure my wife thought she was in a Vibromatic bed, because I had the chills and shakes like I've never had before. I took off work Friday, and slept and relaxed most of the day. I am feeling better today, and ventured out to the grocery store, but was looking for a place to sit about half way through the trip. I'll be spending the rest of the day trying not to die from boredom.

The weather service is calling for snow/sleet/ or ice on Monday morning, so I wanted to get out before the crowds made the stores unbearable. I had to get the mandatory supplies for French Toast.

Oh, last week I had my debit card hacked for about $160.00 but got things straightened out fairly effortlessly. The only place that I use it is Amazon, so buyers beware. I'm still waiting on my card replacement though. I looked into the reloaded credit cards, and they are fairly reasonable. $3.00 to load, and about that per monthly charge. I'm thinking that it will be worth about $40-60 year to compartmentalize my finances from the web, and offer me some degree of anonymity. Speaking of which, my director has given me the green light to use the office address for silver purchases. The reloadable card and office address should give me some insulation from the prying eyes.

Row,our nine year old, gave his love interest a Valentine's card at recess, and I asked how it went. "She said Thank you, and that was nice of me" He shrugged his shoulders,smirked his lips and said, "Besides, who wouldn't love SpongeBob?" He makes a very valid point.

The Doctor, who is a little over 6 months old, has been sitting up on his own for about a month now, and trying so desperately to pull up on things. He'll probably be an early walker like Red Ant. He has two bottom teeth coming in, and we have started him on some baby food. Sweetheart has stopped pumping, and we are quickly running through the breast milk in the freezer. I've been slowly ramping up the baby food supply, but no where near disaster levels. The next upcoming payday, I'll be clearing out a few chunks of inventory at Wal-mart and Kroger of their baby food. Anything that the Doctor doesn't like, can get donated to the local food bank.

We've been settling into teaching the Dave Ramsey program at church, and it has been a mild adjustment, but we are enjoying the new group. We love helping people get a better grip on their finances, because let's face it. Everyone will have a financial emergency before a SHTF scenario.

The prepping budget has been directed towards The Doctor. No new tactical gear, radios, or camping supplies, but just boring grocery store purchases for the little man in our house.

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Monday, February 2, 2015

It Still Makes Me Laugh

This is a campaign I can't get behind, or in front of either for that matter....

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee are both from Arkansas, and I will not endorse them either. God help us in 2016.