Sunday, February 15, 2009

I'm a bad blogger

Hi there it's been a bit since I last blogged. Do ever have that blah feeling? I have been that way lately. I haven't wanted to do much but sit around and knit. Yes I am actually getting some of my projects completed but I am to lazy to put pictures up yet. I will get to it soon :).

Well we went through some serious weather business a couple of weeks ago where all of Western Kentucky got a nice freeze. We lost our power for a week and a lot of others lost theirs for about 2 weeks the poor people. There is actually still people without power 4 weeks later. I feel so bad for them. Kentucky didn't do a very good job with the disaster control. They had shelters up but you had to bring your own food and had to bring your own bedding to sleep on, because you had to sleep on the floors. I can't imagine living in a shelter for 2 weeks that way. We luckily had a kerosene heater that the previous renter had left here and 2 gallons of kerosene that we picked up but we soon realized that by day 3 there was no way we could last on just that and there was no gas stations that had kerosene, also we had no hot water and I was not about to stink for days on end. There was no food at the stores, no gas at the gas stations, and no kerosene and generators were sold out. Even if you had a generator there was no gas to be found. We saw people at the one and only gas station that had gas and they were waiting for 15 hours just to get 25 dollars worth of gas. Sucked big time. We decided to use our less then half of tank of gas and head up to Evansville, Indiana to get gas (my mom called the tourist bureau) and go to my in-laws until we got power back. It took exactly one week for that to happen.

Here is a few lessons I have learned from this experience:

1. Always make sure you have tons of cans of Spaghetti O's or that type of canned food. It can be eaten cold if necessary(sucks but works). We had some stuff like this but it goes fast if your eating it 3 times a day.
2. Take a shower when the News people first mention the possibility of bad weather. You never know when you are going to get one next. Also if you take a shower the next day you most likely will have plenty of hot water(or luke warm water).
3. Make sure you have a 5 gallon gas can full of gas and a 5 gallon kerosene can full of kerosene at all times. You never know when you won't be able to get either one from gas station closures.

There are a ton of other ideas I have but I am getting sleepy. I will post more when I get out of my non-blogging funk. Until then stay happy and have a great day.

Best Wishes,