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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Getting ready for another storm

Yep we are getting ready for the possibility of another winter storm. We are predicted to have more snow and freezing rain with accumulations of up to 1/2 inch of ice. Not to mention the snow coverage prior to the rain. Not a pretty sight in my opinion. With the ice comes the possibility of power outages and severely cold temps. Kinda makes me edgy cause we have electric heat. But we also have a fireplace and a propane heater as back up. Today I went out to the summer kitchen and filled several of my big canners with water just in case. It is convenient to have water to flush toilets and such, and for washing up. I have water stored for cooking. This is purely for ease of use for me. We have a dug well and could draw water if need be. But if the power is only off for a few hours having it stored is easier than having to draw water. I probably wont like not having electricity but we will be fine without if for a good bit.
Tomorrow it is back to the candy making. I will be trying peanut butter fudge. If the recipe I have turns out good I will post it here tomorrow. Fudge has never been one of my strong points. Maybe some cookies and then get a package mailed off to Rob and Amoy for the holidays. Depressing not to have my kids home for Christmas. Not that we celebrate big, so maybe its just the thought. Hopefully we will get a break in this nasty weather before Christmas so I can go visit my mom for a bit at the nursing home. She is doing OK, I just don't get to go see her often as I don't travel in this weather.
So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



The Apple Pie Gal said...

I saw the news tonight and it sure does look like you are going to get it bad again. But I know you will be fine! Just stay off the roads! Make cookies and candies instead!

Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Hunker down and stay safe and warm...

stella said...

lol No problem there Di, this chic dont travel in this weather. I have not been off the farm in almost 3 weeks now. lol maybe till spring lol
Im gonna stay right here and stay safe and warm, the guys fuss real bad when I get outside when they are gone, thay alas think they gonna come home and find me froze to death somewhere if I fall. AND I do have a tendency to be vertically challenged at times, no alcohol involved lol