Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pure and Fresh - For Me!

I don't know what people are thinking stripping the stores bare of bottled water during this last couple weeks of crazy weather.

Shelves of bottled water are practically bare at a WinCo store on State Street in Eagle on Saturday morning. Shoppers preparing for more snow this weekend had cleaned the section out.
From the Idaho Statesman

Um, duh, there is a mountain of fresh powder outside. Just bring it inside, boil it or let to melt overnight and look - water!

That is exactly what we did to fill up my coffee pot the other morning.

A certain someone ventured out bravely into the snow with a pan. 

And he brought me a big pan of fresh snow for my coffee pot.

We let it melt overnight and fresh water was had.

Yay! Coffee!
We didn't have any yellow snow and there wasn't anything gross floating around in my water. I figured its pretty safe as we are not doing this often but I guess the water could always be boiled just to be extra sure.

Do you eat snow?
Do you have any emergency plan in place?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What To Do When The Power Goes Out

We had 13" of snow and snow drifts of 5-10 feet just down the street last week.

Freezing rain on top of all that snow, all the news reports suggested the power will be going out because of it.

They were not wrong.

So, what do you do when you were in the middle of laundry and had hopped on the treddy when the power went out?

You read magazines until it gets too dark then light some candles.

I wanted to get some form of workout in, so I really just hit the floor and did some stretching. I have been in need and need to do it way more often.

Fleece socks because it was starting to get cool
Then, opened up a Blue Moon. And waited til the power came back on. It was only 2.5hrs until it did.

How has your weather been lately? Any power outages to report?