Ponderings During - and Preparation After - The Big Power Outage
Monday, September 12, 2011
This week, I am buying more items to update my emergency kit. Lantern, stove, mini-generator, etc. An ounce of prevention, etc. etc.
While sitting in the dark last week and gazing at the starlit sky, I was reminded once again of how fragile life is and we humans are dust in the wind, totally vulnerable.
The stores were picked to the bone, and my fave grocery store was completely closed. Where would food come from if there was ever a major earthquake or similar calamity? I smiled to think how lucky are those who have gardens and can eat off their land. Mine? Hard as concrete - no earthworms, no nothing.
Overall, the outage was a great reminder to not take things for granted. The first thing I blogged about was the loss of internet and joked how that seemed like the end of the world. But the reality went much deeper than that.
Time to bring my survival kit to the next level and get these new items.
Wishing all a good week.