Storm Preparations

We are doing a test run after we filled our kerosene lanterns. They worked fine so we should be set for the storm. We have plenty of food, we can heat the house, cook and bake, have hot water, and we have light. I will feel better when we have the wood cookstove in, but for now we are in good shape. The squirrel in me is satisfied for now, our nuts are stored up for bad weather.


4 responses to “Storm Preparations

  1. Rick,

    Thought you might like this article.


  2. Thanks Robert, that was a great article. I’m glad they didn’t have anymore complaints than that.

  3. Rick – you are with me in my heart and thoughts at this difficult time of your mother’s untimely death. I would like to share 2 readings that may be soothing for you – we read these when we say the Jewish prayer of mourning, the Kaddish:

    – There are stars up above,
    So far away we only see their light
    Long, long after the star itself is gone.
    And so it is with people that we love–
    Their memories keep shining ever brightly
    Though their time with us is done.
    But the stars that light up the darkest night,
    These are the lights that guide us.
    As we live our days, these are the ways we remember.

    – In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them.
    In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
    In the blueness of sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
    In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
    In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them.
    When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
    When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
    When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.
    So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.


  4. Beautiful poems, Judith.

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