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Monday, September 28, 2009

A Second Car!

We are slowly getting our second car up and running. We bought a 2001 Chevy Lumina for just $600.00 - we knew for that price that it would need some work. So far we thought that it needed a new alternator , but after putting in a new one and the car still not holding a charge we tried a new battery , but that still was not. Guess what we found out -- It is just a switch in the lights that has a short so when you turn the lights off and think they are off , they are really on and running the battery down!! OMG. We are going to fix that this upcoming weekend and then we will have a great "new" car for backup. Plus for our 16 year old son to drive. His driver's test is in October.
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Preparedness Fatigue??


I think that my husband has preparedness fatigue! Yesterday he was making a cup of coffee and our Mr. Coffee machine has been getting slower and not making coffee as good. It is a few years old. So he was telling me that I need to get a new coffee maker this week, but then under his breathe he said " Na she can't buy a new coffee maker, she will have to go buy one that is solar powered!" I started laughing until I realized that he was being totally serious. What to do???Download our free toolbar

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Colony Reality Show

Anyone else been watching this? I have learned a few things from it, one of the major things that I learned is that I need new friends. LOL. I need friends that are rocket scientist, engineers, nurses, and others. I also need a warehouse full of tools. But, no really I did learn a few things about security, water, and such. It was an interesting show. I think the one thing that I really noticed about this show is that if you do nto have the skills and tools than you can never be prepared enough. Now I am worried.

What are your thoughts on the show? The finale was last night. I watched the marathon of it yesterday.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Being Sanitary In An Emergency

My hubby told me about this idea. He always is bringing buckets home from work and we now have a huge collection. I use them for catching rain and storing items in. Well, he thought up the idea of putting a toilet seat on one and making it a toilet for when we have no other way of getting to a toilet. Easy to make , use, and clean. Plus you still feel like you are using something normal. Maybe. Since being sanitary is a must in any emergency - make sure that you stockpile bleach and other cleaning supplies. Lysol and such. You do not want to take a chance and get nasty germs while there is an emergency.


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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I will be back with more soon! I promise!


I have been sooooooo tired. I have not felt like doing anything. I have my 3 year old that I have been having to chase around and he is just getting into more and more things. I told my husband a few minutes ago that I feel like I have just put in a 12 hour shift at a factory. I am so tired. I will get back to writing soon. I have a few ideas and I am hoping that the newness of my little one having turned 3 will wear off and he will get back to being the calm, cute, little boy he used to be. Maybe. Maybe that is just wishful thinking.Download our free toolbar
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