but with 500 fires in California, better be somewhat prepared than not. So glad for my not so pretty front yard, devoid of any flammable grass. But still, with our winds, we're not really safe. "But you do the best you can," said I to myself.
It was so smoky outside this morning that I turned on my TV early. I usually turn it on in the late afternoon to catch some news when I eat my dinner, but today I needed to know what was going on with all the smoke.
There were no new fires near here, but when I saw pictures of the fires up north some of my long-missing energy returned and I decided to check my fire evacuation suitcase and update it.
I still need to pack dog food, water for me and the dogs, buy some snack food for myself, get some cash and then I think we are all set.
Unless it makes me sick, I usually don't much think about the fact that I have Type 1 diabetes, caring for it is all automatic. Going through and making sure I would have enough of everything was a bit daunting though. I assume that some supplies would be available in the event of a disaster.
But my my insulin pump supplies would not be readily available and since I've had the pump now for over 20 years, I wouldn't be able to manage well without it. For one thing, I don't have the two different types of insulin I would need and not very many syringes.
Stuff like that, so I made sure to pack what I felt would keep me safe.
All in all a good morning. Much needed safety precautions taken care of.
Have a nice rest of the weekend, take care and stay safe.
I also cannot think of all the loss of life of the animals .....ReplyDelete
But I'm glad you're prepared "just in case." Hopefully with your preparation, it means you'll be able to stay put. Take care, and know I'm keeping you in my prayers that ALL around you will remain safe!
Good thing to be prepared just in case. So many things for you to think of.ReplyDelete
It is really good to be prepared before anything may happen. Let's hope you never need this stuff! Keep us posted. Yes, the poor animals, I remember the awful fires in Australia and all the dead and injured koalas.ReplyDelete
The California fires have begun again. Keep safe. You are amazing in your prep!ReplyDelete
So good you are ready, medications are the top of our list, and we have a typed list in each of our wallets, in case of an accident where we cannot tell anyone what we HAVE to take every day.Blood pressure meds for both of us, prednisone for Hugh, anti-platelet for me, all life saving. So glad you are stocked up, do you have to keep your insulin in a fridge?ReplyDelete
Yes, but it can last up to a month outside. I do have a little pack with dry ice for it, since it will most likely be hot outside during fire season.Delete
Every time I hear a broadcast about the fires in CA, I think of you. I am so glad you are taking precautions and will be ready to leave at a moment's notice. We have the same thing here, with hurricanes. But, we get much more of a heads-up. Take care!ReplyDelete
it seems you and I are in the Prepared and Ready mode.. i rather be prepared and not need it than not be prepared and need it.. when Irma was raging towards us and expected to be a direct hit, i had all our stuff ready, meds and all. good job and i pray you don't need it.. i can't even watch those fires, it hurts my heartReplyDelete
Hi Inger - glad to hear your preparing you and the dogs just in case - sincerely hope the fires stay away - worrying times for California. All the best and stay safe - with lots of thoughts and hugs - HilaryReplyDelete
You are so wise to be prepared for the worst. Please stay safe and I pray that you won't have to evacuate.ReplyDelete
It's good to know that you are prepared and ready if you should have to leave. Let's hope you never have to, though! I feel bad for the animals too! :(ReplyDelete
it's comforting for us to know you're ready if you have to go.ReplyDelete
fire and floods are the two worst catastrophes to me.
our tornadoes are nothing compared to those two devastations.
you'd think if we can go to the moon and the space station...
surely some great minds and funds could figure out how to squelch such horrific FIRE!
besides men on the ground risking their lives before the living HELL in front of them!
and I cannot even think of the animals in it. it's too heartbreaking.
For me tornadoes would be the most scary of all. And I heard this year California is running out of fire fighters. Apparently it's the worst season ever.Delete
It is smart to be totally prepared. Hopefully there will be no need but good that you do it now as a precaution. Do stay safe Inger.ReplyDelete
The first and last pictures are very beautiful!ReplyDelete
Hopefully, you won't need the emergency stuff. Precautions, however, must be taken.
I keep thinking I should make up a bug out bag. I know in my mind what I would grab but haven't done so yet. Good reminder.ReplyDelete
It's good to be prepared. We are in So. Ca. too ( Murrieta ). Being on acerage, fire is always on our mind when it gets hot and thru the Santa Anna winds in the fall. After 45 years, we think we may sell next year and purchase a tract home. As we age, we find it harder to think about fires. Our hearts go out to all in fire areas. Patty McDonaldReplyDelete
I'm so glad you got prepared! I hope and pray the fires burn themselves out or that it rains. Take care and stay safe!ReplyDelete
Glad you're prepared. But I pray you won't need to use the supplies.ReplyDelete
It is good to be prepared. These fires are so frightening. My daughter lives in Santa Cruz and the fires are so close. The air is terrible. The have packed their belongings and brought larger items to friends’s homes that are not in the danger one. I wish that I could talk them into moving to Colorado.ReplyDelete
That is scary and I'm glad you are prepared. Stay safe!ReplyDelete
I certainly hope you will be unpacking your suitcase soon, with all danger past!ReplyDelete
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