Snow, snow, and more snow. Hundreds of thousands of people out of power. We’ve had an interesting week being cooped up in the house.
I have this natural tendency to procrastinate from time to time. In this case, there were two things that could have bit me pretty badly.
First, our truck needs new tires. I’ve known this. It’s been on the list of things to do. And I didn’t get around to doing it. Work was busy, life was busy, the usual story. But it didn’t happen, and if we’d been out and about when the heavy snow hit, it would have been a problem for us. A big one.
Second, our generator isn’t in full running condition. I popped a pull cord on it a few months ago and never got aroudn to replacing it. I’ve got the parts, and actually doing it wasn’t going to be a big issue, until I got injured and lifting the darn thing became impossible. If we had lost power and needed the generator, I’d have to fix it on the quick, and maybe by flashlight. Again, not a good plan.
On the positive side we had plenty of food in the house, though we’re running pretty low on fresh vegetables and fruit. Looks like we’ll be able to get out of the neighborhood tomorrow though. Always a good thing.
All in all not a bad storm experience for us. Could have been much worse. We do need a better place for the kids to sled though. And at this point, we’re all ready for the kids to get back to school next week.