We are getting pounded again. Started last night, and has been going strong since then. Supposed to be even worse tomorrow. April is a bad month. We are on the tail end of "tornado alley" and while my county is usually not hit, those to the Southeast of us have gotten trashed in a major way since I've been living up here.
There really isn't much you can do. Have a generator, keep basic supplies for yourself, your family and your animals. Then hope for the best. It's like being in a place where someone shoots artillery at you from time to time. You just have to hope that your physical location doesn't coincide with where the shell falls.
I do have weather radios, but all that does is tell you it's coming. It still comes on .
We won't be doing any walking today, but we have an elliptical in the lower level of the house, and my wife and I will work out on that for however long we can stand it. She can do half an hour on the thing but 15 minutes is enough for me. It's totally boring, even if I bring my Kindle down and listen to music.
In winter time, we put out extra dog food. Out of the woods come racoons, possums, skunks and God know what else. My own dogs don't mess with them. The food is in a different metal bowl on a different part of the porch. I go out there at night sometimes, and look down the uncovered part of our wrap around porch. In the snow, you can see all sorts of little footprints. We've never had a problem with the animals fighting over the food. In winter, they seem to just share and share alike.
I got this picture today from a friend and it reminded me of our visitors on the front porch during the dead of winter.
Books for your personal library
I've listed these books before, but for people who missed that post....
This is something I want to do from time to time. I own all the book I list here, so I am familiar with them. They could be useful now, and in the event of some sort of disruption. Some of them are out of print, but I have found that you can locate just about any book you want on line through used book services. Sometimes, they cost more than you can justify spending, but other times they are less than they cost to ship.
If anyone has books they think would fit into this category, please let me know. If I don't have them, they may be something I have not heard of and would like to get for my own personal library.
The Daily Cartoons:
And some memes:
It has taken me awhile to get this done, because my power keeps going on and off. I use a laptop to do the blog most of the time. But when the power goes off, I usually lose the internet at the same time, which means I have to wait til it comes back up to work on the blog again.
On the Food Storage Front:
A few cases of these in the store room can't come amiss. Even if you have nothing else in the house, you can live on bread, butter, cheese and bacon for a week or so. Maybe more.