Monday 29 October 2012

A "Sandy" Casserole

Amazing, it isn't yet 9 AM and dinner is already done.

I decided to be on the safe side in case the news and weathermen are
right about "Sandy".
Society has become so dependant on electricity that simple things stop right up when an outage occurs. It needs just one toppled tree to cut the power lines and we would have to sit in the dark and wait for the repair crew to show up. That can go fast or take days - you never know.
I don't necessarily want to turn back the time, but in these cases having a well, an outhouse and wood stoves just seem attractive again.
Having survived power outages before we know it is always a good idea to be prepared.
The bathtub is full of water (in case the pump stops), a 5 gallon jug of drinking water is sitting in the entrance and, I grabbed a bunch of vegetables and made casserole that can be warmed up on small a propane stove.
There are batteries in the drawer and candles within reach.
J.P. went and got gas for the generator and/or chain saw. The cars are gassed up too.
Too bad that we don't have a wood stove to heat the house with in case of an emergency, though we have a standing invitation to come and stay with a neighbour who has an open fireplace in her house. Thank you for that!

Link to NOAA page

Any way - we are not in the immediate path of the storm and we are thankful for that. But we are in for gusty winds and a drench later down the week when the remnants of the storm turn to move north-eastward again and come to cross our area.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you are well-prepared for whatever comes your way. Stay safe and warm!


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