This is how we prepare for a storm around here. We fill up everything in sight with water.
No electricity means no well. No well means no water. Not for drinking, bathing or flushing.
We always have a large supply of drinking water stored away that can be easily transported to different parts of the house if need be.
If the trees aren't behaving we have to shelter in the lower level.
It was a wonderland of ice outside all weekend but happily the trees stayed up where they belong and the power stayed on. Whew.
I'm so glad that all was well for you. You'll read in my blog post from tonight that we've been without running water since Thursday because of the parks frozen spigot. Dennis has us fixed up with a full freshwater tank, but it is limited until the water is back on. The joys of winter!ReplyDelete
So glad you did not lose power! We never really got much of the ice they had forecast for us.ReplyDelete
That's a relief! I hope you don't get hit with the next winter wave!ReplyDelete
Glad all went well.ReplyDelete
Your house looks like ours when we were doing hurricane preparation.
Yes having water is a good thing! Stay safe and warm!ReplyDelete
When I lived on the farm, I always filled the bathtub with water if a power outage was possible. No power = no well water. I used the tub water to flush the toilets.ReplyDelete
That's good to hear! We had snow all weekend. We were supposed to get another couple of inches today, but so far it hasn't shown its face. We'll probably get dumped on tomorrow instead!ReplyDelete
It is so beautiful but so dangerous, so glad you came through safely.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's a lot of containers of water! Good job! I'm glad you didn't need them but so much better to be prepared. I'm not going to jinx us by saying our power stayed on.. oops.. but the ice and snow fell on our house all night like we were in a war zone. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete