Food and Water

In preparing for having the available resources for my family in an emergency, I found the answer to one question became important in terms of the planned solution(s), i.e., in terms of how I provide for the basics of food, water, and shelter. The question is:  “Am I planning for a situation where I will … Read more

Which Are You?

It seems to me that in most relationships, one person just acts at the moment based on the situation at hand.  In a sense this is the “get things done” individual.  The other person “builder” compensates by trying to prepare for “come what may” so when things come up (crises, social events, loss of income, … Read more

Nor’easter dry run

Looks like a storm is brewing for next Thursday/Friday (January 12/13) for the northeast US.  Right now it looks like rain and then snow showers and winds picking up as a low pressure system begins moving up the east coast on Wednesday overnight and moves into the northeast Thursday and Friday.  If you’re from that … Read more

Make It So

Ok.  It’s December; old, non-functioning seasonal decorations have been replaced, new ones have been added, and gifts have been purchased.  You may have already found yourself thinking “next year, I’m going to be putting a little money aside every week as a gift fund so we aren’t so strapped for cash next December.” Don’t beat … Read more