Saturday, March 29, 2008

Being Prepared, Plus Earth Hour

It's time for another quarterly emergency readiness check!

Sometimes emergency plans look so daunting that it's easier to do nothing. So, my goals are modest. I'm going to do a few small things each season to put us in better shape to handle an emergency.

I did indeed get around to building a cache of prescription medications, so that we finally have a two-week supply on hand, just in case pharmacies and transportation are disrupted. I've put a quarterly reminder in my calendar to keep it stocked. I also got a good enough sense of the local streets so that I have a few choices of route if there are road closures. I could do better on this task, but at least I have a basic idea of the new neighborhood.

The coming quarter's projects all revolve around stocking the house and especially both cars with newborn supplies – bottles of clean water and formula, in case I'm separated from the micro dude in an emergency and he gets hungry. Miniature diapers, spare onesies, receiving blankets, that kind of thing.

Call to action: Do one thing improve your emergency readiness. Buy a few cans of food (and have a can opener nearby). Store some extra water. Or get a crank-powered flashlight and radio.

We accidentally observed Earth Hour, due to Q's 8pm bedtime and SwingDaddy and me being exhausted – he's had crazy long hours at work, and I've had the usual. Back awake at 9pm to tackle work and household projects.


Anonymous said...

LOL @ "accidentally observed"... I wonder why you got back up!!

kittenpie said...

We managed about 3/4 of it - we got back so late from a dinner out that we had to rush to get her into bed by about 8:20. So I went a bit past 9.