First off...we are getting ready tor the "Thunder Snow / Thunder Ice" that is going to hit here in St. Louis later today and all day tomorrow. The predictions are scary. I have been clueless since I haven't watched the weather for a few days. I went to Wal-Mart yesterday before I knew what was going on and the carts were gone, the shelves were bare, the lines were long, the people were crabby and I only bought what I had to get instead of everything we needed.
Then I get home and find out we could get an inch of ice and 12 - 24 inches of snow. Great...my mother is in the hospital again...I need to go back out to get more food in case we can't get out. I need to go to the hospital to make sure my mom is eating and doing okay (nurses are great but under staffed so they can't tend to her needs).
Plus trying to prepare for any length of power outage. We have been through 5 days twice now so I think we know what to do. The generator is ready...we have gas for it. The BBQ has propane and we have propane for the camp stove. Mr. Creative has the house wired so we can plug the generator directly into the house and can run everything we need except things with heating elements such as the dryer and the electric stove. We will make coffee, though!!!
Here is a project that we all worked on. My oldest son got sub-woofer speakers for Christmas but needed the boxes.
Mr. Creative purchased some MDF and together they made the boxes to specs. I got the lucky chore of painting them. I covered the kitchen table and got to work painting them black.
Together, they wired them up and here they are ready to be put in the trunk of his car. I think they turned out great!
For those of you that don't know, these are the speakers that make the cars sound like a sonic boom when they drive by. I can't believe that MY son would do something like this! Only somebody else's son would do that! However, he is a great kid and we decided to choose our battles carefully and this wasn't as important as others!!
Well, I am off to stop by the hospital and feed mama some breakfast, then drop off my signed offer letter at my new job, and hopefully buy the rest of the items I need from the grocery store. Then back home to hunker down for the blizzard of 2011!