Restocked & Items On Hand

After a long Thursday afternoon and night with no power, it was restored Friday.  You never know how much you need, use, or are dependent on something until it’s gone!

Not just power but with most anything.

What’s the quickest way to get a husband to appreciate all his wife does behind the scenes or for a family to really appreciate all that the mom of the house does?

Mom takes a 3 day solo mini-trip out of the country and all of a sudden, the loving emails and voicemails come pouring in.  But I digress.

I am truly grateful for electricity!  Just wanted to thank the Power Gods for smiling down and restoring our power.

MY OTHER RECIPES

The sun was shining and it cooled off by nearly 20 degrees.  Just a gorgeous day.

Depending on how you look at it, I was out of most of my fresh produce when the power went out.

Meaning, less was wasted or spoiled, but during the outage, we didn’t have too many options.

I fixed that today.

We’re restocked

While the power was out, I chomped on plenty of grapes

And chomped on plenty of gum

I’m restocked on both now.

And I restocked my battery stash.  For important things like power outages.

Or when my wireless mouse dies.  Wireless mice eat up the batteries.

As I mentioned in my last post, keeping my car with a full tank of gas (random luck) really helped me.

And keeing batteries, flashlights, candles and matches on hand is probably a good idea, too.

But I don’t keep matches in the house because I rarely burn candles anymore.

Ever since having a child, I just don’t feel safe with either matches in the house or burning candles.  Call me paranoid. 

I also won’t run my dehydrator overnight either and yet some people say running their hot box while they sleep doesn’t bother them in the least.  To each her own.

So last night I was walking the dark streets asking people for matches when I noticed there was a bar open.  Actually many were open.  Apparently everyone used the power outage as an opportunity to cut out of work early and then spend the night getting drunk by candlelight!

But the bar was kind enough to give me two books of matches.

So I could come home and read Not get drunk.   <– But that doesn’t sound like a horrible alternative.

It’s been a stressful day and a half, but Scott’s back and the weekend is here.

We’re safe.  We’re healthy.  We have food and water.  We’re all together.

And now, it’s time for chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars (No Bake, Easily Adaptable to be Vegan & GF)

Questions:

1. What have you restocked on lately or what do you need to restock?

As I said, before the outage I was just about to do a produce run and pick of some snacky & munchy food when the outage hit, but we survived and all is well.

2. If you had to find the following in your house while it was already dark in your house, could you?  Do you have all of these things on hand?

Matches

Candles

Flashlights

Batteries

Keys

Cash money

Cell phone + car charger

Water/water bottle

Food to feed yourself and 2 other people for 24 hours

I managed it, sort of. 

And it was a reminder on some of those items because when we moved into this place less than two months ago, I didn’t really unpack everything. 

And so yesterday it was getting dusky, and in the height of the chaos, I was unpacking boxes and searching for flashlights and my battery stash as the sunlight was going down by the second.

I found them but it was kind of hairy and I know better now to always know where flashlights and batteries are.

Some of you mentioned solar powered car chargers, emergency-type radios, and “survival kit” items you keep on hand.

Or would like to keep on hand.

Between winter and snow coming for the northern states, hurricanes for the eastern and southern states, earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes for others, maybe we should all re-think our emergency preparedness and what items we keep on hand.

3. Weekend plans?

I am working but also plan to be with the fam and take time to stop and smell the roses!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Healthy Snacks Giveaway

Enjoy your weekend!

37 comments on “Restocked & Items On Hand”

  1. We don’t usually stock up on anything, but I suppose we should think about it. We have never had our power out for more than a few hours … and that happens every year during thunder storms. I suppose it could go out for much longer than that, so perhaps we should be prepared just in case.

  2. I’m wondering if the “babies being born” (I don’t know what it’s really called) rate will go up in 9-10 months. :)

  3. I could definitely find candles, BBQ lighter, batteries, keys, phone, etc. I don’t keep matches around, but the BBQ lighter does the trick for candles AND to light the gas burners on my stove!

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