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Preparing for a Hurricane



Water

Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers, and ill people will need more.
Store one gallon of water per person per day.
Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for each person in your household for food preparation/sanitation).*


Food

Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking, and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of sterno. Select food items that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection of the following foods in your Disaster Supplies Kit:
Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables
Canned juices
Staples (salt, sugar, pepper, spices, etc.)
High energy foods
Vitamins
Food for infants
Comfort/stress foods


First Aid Kit - Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car.

(20) adhesive bandages, various sizes.
(1) 5" x 9" sterile dressing.
(1) conforming roller gauze bandage.
(2) triangular bandages.
(2) 3 x 3 sterile gauze pads.
(2) 4 x 4 sterile gauze pads.
(1) roll 3" cohesive bandage.
(2) germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
(6) antiseptic wipes.
(2) pair large medical grade non-latex gloves.
Adhesive tape, 2" width.
Anti-bacterial ointment.
Cold pack.
Scissors (small, personal).
Tweezers.
CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield.
Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
Anti-diarrhea medication
Antacid (for stomach upset)
Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
Laxative
Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)


Tools and Supplies

Mess kits, or paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils*
Emergency preparedness manual*
Battery-operated radio and extra batteries*
Flashlight and extra batteries*
Cash or traveler's checks, change*
Non-electric can opener, utility knife*
Fire extinguisher: small canister ABC type
Tube tent
Pliers
Tape
Compass
Matches in a waterproof container
Aluminum foil
Plastic storage containers
Signal flare
Paper, pencil
Needles, thread
Medicine dropper
Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
Whistle
Plastic sheeting
Map of the area (for locating shelters)
Sanitation

Toilet paper, towelettes*
Soap, liquid detergent*
Feminine supplies*
Personal hygiene items*
Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
Plastic bucket with tight lid
Disinfectant
Household chlorine bleach
Bedding - include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.
Sturdy shoes or work boots
Rain gear
Blankets or sleeping bags
Hat and gloves
Thermal underwear
Sunglasses
Special Items

Remember family members with special requirements, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons
For Baby*

Important Family Documents

Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container:
Will, insurance policies, contracts deeds, stocks and bonds
Passports, social security cards, immunization records
Bank account numbers
Credit card account numbers and companies
Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version of the supplies kit in the trunk of your car.
Keep items in airtight plastic bags. Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh. Replace your stored food every six months. Re-think your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes, etc.
Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.
General Disaster Preparedness Materials Children & Disasters


BOD: Heart Desire

As you know I am taking
an art journal class from Effy Wild.
She is such an inspiration!

Find all the deets of the class at her site!


Bento: Vampire Doughnut


PB&J Sandwich
Peanuts
Grapes
Doughnut with eyes & teeth
String Cheese
Carrots & Celery
Gummy Bats

Darkside Haunted Estates

Okay people so look lively - well as lively as a haunted house can look. 




is one of the new ones we tried this year and OMG it was truly spectacular. 



First off - they had roaming characters at the front of the area which always makes the
experience more thrilling for me. For starters there was

One of boyfriends favorite guys - Jason.


And let me start off by saying OMG! He started the experience from the time
we pulled into the parking lot. He chased our car into the parking lot and then
tried to chase me around.

This particular picture was snapped right before he scared some poor girl in
the portapotty. She flew out the door and back to her car. Last time I saw
her it was tail lights out the parking lot. She left her friends behind.
And last I heard was refusing to come back for them.


I honestly thought this guy was a statue until I saw his hands twitching!

And that is the end of my pictures for this experience, but let me tell you about the rest of our night.

On site is a food truck - so you can get something to eat or drink while you wait.
And wait we did. (only downside to our experience really)

We waited in line for close to 3 hours to go on their newest attraction - Zombie Paintball!
But once we got in the wagon we had the time of our life!!

You are riding in a wagon pulled by a tractor (think hayride without the hay).
They stop once they get into the woods & you switch to the gunning seats
and away you go. There are various "stations" in which you shoot the zombies
(FYI the zombies are volunteers from the local JROTC)

The whole trip takes about 15-20 minutes and is truly a fun way to blow off some steam.

(This is a stock photo because I do not take photos while on the trail)

Because of the long delay at the Zombie Paintball - the staff was nice enough to keep
the haunted trail open for us.
I had an amazing time wandering the trail with the BF and interacting with the
actors all over the place. And I was truly astounded when I found out
that almost all of the actors are kids. 

For a kid powered house - this is truly AMAZING!!!! 
Much better than last night's debacle of a haunt.

Cost per person: $16 + depending on what packages you get/we did the combo for $30
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 ghosts (would have been 4.5 but the wait time for the hayride was horrendous)





Life Sucks

I'm laying here on a Saturday afternoon, still in my jammies - watching Criminal Minds and I realize that life fucking sucks. Not today but most days. Okay not most days but some days.

Let me explain what I mean. It's not the big things that get you down and keep you there. It's the little piddle ass bullshit that get into the ridges & groves of your life and start slowly grinding your gears.

I propose that we stop bitching about those little pieces of shit & take a cue from oyster/clams. Wrap them in a layer of spit and eventually it will be a pearl.