I thought this would be fun let me share a couple of stories with you
YES they are TRUE!!
I have been reading blogs this evening for a little while as I am preparing dinner
and I wanted to share a Couple of True Winter Storm Survivals I have been through.
I see so many preparing for the worse, in case the weather does get bad
LOL ok ok when it gets bad I am still hoping here LOL
It is suppose to be in the night when ours arrives
As long as I am looking at all of your beautiful pictures of it LOL
about 10 years ago we experienced one of the worst Ice Storms
I managed a store and I was the only one that could get to work in it
And since that convience store was the only one in town that still had power.
and all of the out of state trucks needed fuel we had to be open, yes they pulled like 4 states into Oklahoma
to get the power back on, At home we were without power for over a week
and oh my word you could not even touch the furniture in our house it was ice cold
We had a fireplace and bunked down on a pallet in the floor in front of it at night time.
We were total electric but we owned on old mobile home that the hot water tank was propane and yes we still had some in the tank so we would take a propane blower over to it light it for heat and take a shower at night......and all I can say is I learned how to dry off and get dressed Extremely Fast LOL
My second story is even worse
about 7 years ago we made a move well the next day we were suppose to have our poles and power lines run to our property......NO didn't happen, that morning I had to rush my hubby to the hospital and there we stayed for 48 hours. So when I called to have the electric rescheduled it took them over 6 weeks to come out YEP a small rural company we were in the country!!!!
All we had was a wood burning stove, no wood mind you, ice on the ground and frigid temps outside, So with coveralls on yep I sported a lovely look for a long time LOL
we would go and pick up broken branches on the side of the road and dry them to use for firewood, no chain saw.......this is where I learned how to handle a chop saw Very well I might add LOL
Now we had no water because we had not ran our water lines yet
I may add here we bought more bottled water!!!!!!
I drank alot of coffee I would fix my coffee in a sauce pan on the cooker and let the grounds boil down then I would strain it and Yes you still got grounds let's just say you learn how to sip coffee like that and when you are done with a cup......add some hot water LOL.......you can drink it again ROFLOL
All I had was a one burner camp stove to cook on and I bought non perishable foods like the chicken and rice etc. we had an ice chest for milk and stuff but we lived REAL simple. We would heat our water in a cast iron dutch oven on the wood stove
But hey we had a luxury.....now mind you this was when survivor was just out
We had a small 9 inch tv......there was a hole *get this* where a gas line to an old heater use to come into the mobile home LOL a Heater that no longer existed!!!
Anyway through that hole we ran a electric cord and wired it to a car battery for electric now you can only use this so much or the battery goes dead
WE had a special light bulb and a socket wired up for the battery too for light
When we watched survivor that season my hubby would say those women on there have nothing on you.....you could win that show LOL
I thought it would be fun to hear some of your stories so please do comment and share
make them as long as they need to be
And above all do stay Warm and be prepared for this horrific winter storm coming in
Big Hugs Friends