Got a bit of snow today it didn’t stick as it has been in the 40-50s most days. On Wed. though the front is supposed to hit hard with winds 40-60 mph. So I’ve been puttering around making sure nothing can blow around and become a hazard. My house is somewhat sheltered so wind isn’t usually a big problem. I figure on giving the house a good cleaning Tuesday in case the power goes out. I did the dishes and laundry today and I’ll do dusting and vacuuming tomorrow. Get a little gas in the generator and run a quick test and make sure my extension cords are where they are supposed to be and untangled.
I need to grab a propane hose adapter for my little oven and Mr. Heater. Going from the 1 pound tanks to a standard tank. I can get the hose for under $20.00 at the hardware store. I’d like to get 1 more full tank but, I have 3 and that should see me through any minor power outages. Lights, lamps, flashlights and matches are all positioned for easy reach and batteries are tested. I think I’ll do a test of the kerosene lamps and another of the Kerosene heater. They have not been lit up this year.
As you know I got my SKS on layaway and I should pay it off next week. I can tell you I’m darned excited to get her home and give her a good going over and getting to know her. I still need to pick up some ammo and a bore brush for her but that looks doable. I think I’ll call her Sasha. I saw an article on yahoo on how layaway was a bad idea/mistake for a poor person. Some how it was worse than using credit. I can’t get my mind around that concept. I don’t pay interest or a fee, and have laid away many items that are on sale. I got my propane oven that way and if I waited to pay cash it would have cost me $30-$50.00 more than I paid.
I’ll be drawing down my cash reserves a bit more than I like or feel comfortable with normally. It’s kind of funny as I used to have the worse time on keeping cash on hand as little as 9 months ago. Trust me, I could always find something to spend it on that I needed and I never seemed to be able to put a few dollars in a stash and forget about it. Now I start feeling odd by not having a cash reserve. I think I changed my mindset when I started thinking in silver. I have a little junk silver and some rounds and I started asking myself would I sell my silver to get …….? If the answer was no, I wouldn’t get it. There is not a lot I’d get if I had to sell my silver to pay for it. It’s what works for me.
This is the greatest part of prepping for me. Any kind of storm that comes I can simply take a look at what may happen and tweak a few items and be ready. I don’t have to rush to the store and get food, fill my gas tank or buy fuel, a stove and new batteries as I have everything all ready to go. I won’t run out of clean clothes to wear for at least 2 weeks, and I have plenty of books and games to keep myself entertained.
I’m ready! So let it blow, let it blow