This is from weeks ago— our first morning in Budapest, 11/24/2019. Let me define the problem space. Despite spending about three weeks in early November (after Mr. Big Food semi-recovered from being a Hip Crip— remember that?) preparing to travel, I failed to pack a pour-over cone in the checked bags. Recall that we *always*
In no particular order, and some repeated from Thursday’s post, here are 10 quick and easy things to do this weekend which hopefully will get your brain ready to prepare for a power outage. It’s all about thinking ahead. 1. Unplug your refrigerator How long does your fridge stay cold and your freezer frozen when
Our potter / artist pal, The Alchemist, lives waaay up north. Though you didn’t hear too much about it, Nova Scotia got hit by Dorian. Hundreds of thousands of folks were without power for days. I’m not an expert on Nova Scotia but my assumption is this is not a frequent occurrence for Nova Scotians.
Holy moly. Here’s my excuse. I am quite certain many of you can identify with this situation. As you know, I spent considerable time and energy getting the apartment ready for the new tenant. In the process, I removed quite a bit of stuff (that’s the nice word). I sorted the stuff into two broad
It’s almost like the weather folks are bored. No matter. Patio and outdoor kitchen are buttoned up except for a few plants on the picnic table. Bunkhouse is tidied up and ready to receive occupants should we have to bug out of the Big House. Frankly, I’m not seeing it. The low pressure of the
Originally published June 17, 2012; Reformatted Two great ideas for when the lights go out, or when you just want to play like a Redneck. The first, Cooler Corn, comes via an email from Mr. Big Food’s Dad who I think gets more emails each day than Mr. Big Food (who gets a lot). The
I like technology just as much as the next country mouse but if you turn your life over to something over which you– you— do not have ultimate control, you deserve working up a sweat walking up the steps in your non-air conditioned apartment to physically check on your spawn.
It is Thursday ∴ It is stormy I have checked all of the boxes. Even remembered to turn the A/C down to cool the joint off ahead of a potential power loss. [drums fingers on desk] Guess I’ll go poke around the world wide web for a spell. TTYL UPDATE: No. On second thought I
I am confused about something. I’ve been doing some research regarding an upcoming purchase of a couple to things involving electricity. Customer service at the company seems not to understand my question, and the more I tried figuring out the answer to my particular question, the more I wanted to learn the general principles underlying
Please note that I wrote this May 1, 2019. The damage has been done in Texas and Oklahoma, though you wouldn’t know it if you looked at The Weather Channel or Wunderground— all they care about right now is India. I’ll see for myself 1b. WEATHER SITES AND APPS for your devises For all around
Worked for days on the post about Windy. Scheduled it to go live first thing today. Looked at it. Where the hell are the screen shots and discussion of clouds? From Windy’s Description of weather overlays: Clouds: Clouds and rain/snow accumulation in the last 3 hours. Please note that rain from convective clouds can not
If you pay attention, are redundant in ways you receive weather advisories, alerts, and warnings– and know the difference among them– and can find yourself on a map, you have begun to take serious responsibility for yourself. Yay! Advisory: Be aware Watch: Be prepared Warning: Take Action This may be all you need. You may
Thursday evening’s videos showed clouds to the east– the rain we’d had an hour or so earlier. This photo is the beginning of a little squall line that blessed us with an evening shower. Years ago, I took up bird watching– even bought the National Audubon Society Field Guide. It told me that every year
but I was wrong. I counted up and I have 16 ways to boil water for making a pot or cup of coffee. Only six of them involve electricity. So I thought my bases were covered. But this is just too awesome to not share. From the Hillbilly Housewife
A Wh is a watt hour— a unit of energy measure. It is the number of hours a power pack or backup battery can output 1 watt per hour. Sounds like some Californians are going to need a lot of Whs. What a moronically stupid idea.
For a bit more than one hour, electricity ceased to flow– as if by magic– from the holes in the walls. I almost said we were without power but that’s not true. I have ~400Wh sitting right over there! Honestly, I did not see it coming. My bad. I, of course, did have a flashlight
In Pt. 1, I took issue with something our local meteorologist said, “It is impossible for us [meteorologists] to successfully do our jobs and keep you safe if… .” To which I replied: A successful meteorologist provides the information I need– in a timely fashion and with the relevant meteorological analysis– to act in accordance
I took this screen shot and sent it to Miss M who replied, “Ha! That’s pretty bitchy.” She did not realize Joel was a meteorologist. There were a couple of replies to Joel’s tweet, one from a newcomer to Mississippi who admitted she was not yet familiar with the state’s 83 county locations. She thanked
Kat & Tony’s weekly newsletter from Penang, Malaysia, mentioned natural disasters and survival. They noted that most “survival situations” are resolved within 72 hours. (Mississippi’s Emergency Management agency’s motto is “The first 72 are on you.”) They also linked a video from Uncharted Supply Company promoting a bug out bag (BOB), Seventy2. As I have
@USTornadoes Good advise. Also, put a flashlight in your pocket clean the kitchen & run the dishwasher pick stuff up from the floor– make sure the path to your tornado room is clear wash & dry a load of towels be sure everything is fully charged, including your battery packs and weather radio Think it