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They talk about prepare for the storm, get water, bread, canned foods, flashlights, batteries and the list goes on.

They say so if we lose power, if we lose water. Once the storm is over we are not going to be able to get it stores will be closed. Then they turn around and tell you to leave as well. You will need it wherever you leave to. You will need it when you get back.

Now lets stop and think about this logically here. If this storm is bad enough you are telling me to leave and get out of harm’s way. If I do that I am going to go where it is not going to hit. Therefore I will be able to get food and water and all that kind of thing because they are going about life as normal. They are not about to get blown off the map or sink.

If I am leaving why do I want to buy all this stuff and leave it to maybe get blown away? Then I am still not going to have it when I get back or the money to get more because I bought that to start with. If I am leaving why wouldn’t I just wait and see if or what I am going to need and then get it and bring it home with me? Rather than buy it and take a chance on leaving it here or having to drag it around taking up room while I’m gone?

If I wait then I can buy things other than canned things like lunchmeat hotdogs bread and things. If I buy things now the bread is going to go bad before the storm even hits and the lunchmeat you can’t transport or it will unless you want to take a cooler with you. Then again how long will that last? And you are taking up room.

At worst I end up needing stuff for a day maybe 2. Then I take the meat out of the freezer and cook it on the grill. That way we have food and it isn’t wasting because we have no power. I have an upright deep freezer. I get gallons of water line across the shelf in the back turn packs of meat side ways and put another line of gallon jugs infront and let them freeze. Even if power goes out it will take about 2 days before things start to thaw out if no one is opening and closing it. So I still don’t really need to rush out and buy a ton of canned food and fight people for the stuff because if you have a grill you can still cook your normal stuff in the fridge.

Hell one storm we weren’t expecting and didn’t have a grill. We used an oven rack and some blocks to lay it on. Then made the fire under it and cooked a freezer full. The storm was supposed to go past and miss us and turned in on us at the last minute. Or we would of been better prepared.

I seen were people were saying if you don’t use all you buy during the storm don’t return it donate it. Because when it is returned the store has to throw it away they can not resale or give it away. I seen where employees were talking about how much they have to throw away after every storm. It is sickening when there are so many people out there who need it. But people will not donate because they spent money that was for bills and that weeks food. They are now trying to get it back.

It seems that if that much is being returned that we don’t need to rush out and buy tons of this stuff because we aren’t using it. People are finding other things to eat and do things even when the power is out.

I know the storms are bad and could be worse but again if we see the damage they hype everything up to be or other places have gotten. We are not going to have that food it is going to be gone you still have nothing if you stay like a lot of people.

I feel they do this all wrong and cause everyone to panic way more than is needed. I feel they use this to jolt the economy scarying people into buying things they wouldn’t normally buy knowing they will have to turn around and buy their normal day to day things when it is over. That will require more money or the return and trashing of food that someone could of used.



{August 29, 2019}   Hurricain, Not So Fun

So now we have a hurricain that may hit us. We have no idea until Saturday and everyone started losing their minds yesterday. Then this afternoon I get a text we are closing tomorrow so they can prep for it. I do not see where we really need to do anything for the shop but I guess they feel we need to.

I am not boarding my house up, I see no reason to the way it sits. I think it be a long shot for anything to fly into any of them. If something comes out of one of my tree’s it is going to hit my roof not my window. Bigger problems to worry about. But I’m really not worried. If it blows in under a 3 I am sitting in my house. If it comes more I have no idea where we are going to go or how we are going to get there.

I have to get 4 kids, two big dogs and two birds in my car. The dogs want to eat the birds. There is hardly room for the 4 kids. I told them everyone can take a few outfits of clothes and that is going to be it. One or two things they dont want to lose if we have room. I’m taking my dad and guns. They can take a blanket if we have room. I am so mad we don’t have my truck to even get out of here in. At least I would have room for the dogs and a few things.

I hope it don’t blow in here to strong. We have never had a direct hit but we get hit by the bands pretty bad.

My mom is all freaked out we have to leave and board the dogs and get a bunch of food. We are going to be without power for weeks. I am never without power more than a couple days.

She acts like I am hoarding money away I make so much. I am bleeding money right now. My rent is due Sunday, I have to pay it by Tuesday and I do not get another check until Wednesday. I am short a day this week from my day job since we are not working tomorrow. I am short Monday at both jobs because of the holiday and not getting to work. I was short my night job last week because of the thing at the kids school. That is $78 from being a whole weeks pay from my day job. If this storm messes things up to bad I may not get to work Tuesday and then I will be over a weeks pay I have lost.

To think I was excited the first of the month because I was going to have 9 paydays this month instead of the normal 8. That is gone now add the dog to the vet and whatever money this storm cost me. I can’t win. The last big one cost me over $1500 between missing work and money spent.



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