Prepping for Snowmaggedon in Boise
Are you worried about the polar ice caps melting? Don't fret. They are just looking to relocate to Idaho.
Boise is in for a heck of a winter. We haven’t had weather like this in many, many years. There is a lot of talk about power outages, so we decided to have fun “prepping” for the big snow storm of 2017. Sure there are a lot of states that deal with this kind of weather every year, but for Boise, this is not the norm, so it feels a bit like a snowmageddon is coming. The stores are absolutely crazy with people stocking up. Shelves are emptying and lines are long. There are numerous wrecks, cars flipped over, and people sliding on the streets. I know people think it is funny that Boise is making a big deal about the 35 below temps, the snow, freezing rain, and possible flooding coming our way, but I would rather be safe than sorry. So here we are making sure we are ready for at least 5 days, but probably more like a week at least. It’s been fun for our family to hang out talking about the weather, making food, doing laundry, stocking batteries, water, and candles. We have plenty of books to read and crayons to color with. Our Amazon and Netflix accounts are loaded with movies we want to watch, if the power doesn’t go out. The night before this our hot water line began to freeze, and water wasn’t coming out of the faucets, so I had to go stand on a ladder in the garage aiming my blow dryer at the wall and water line to thaw it out while all the faucets were turned on, so we could get the water running again. It worked after about 15 minutes.
We have lots of soup, cookies, mashed sweet potatoes, rice, cooked meats, beans, nuts, fruits, and veggies ready for the next week, and yes bread, eggs, and milk ( raw, fresh and straight from the farm, yum!). I stayed home with the kids for the last 8 days. The roads were so bad, and my husband had to take my SUV to get to work. So yesterday, before the storm was supposed to be hitting Idaho even worse than it already has, we all loaded up to get out the house for a bit to drive a couple towns over to pick up donor breastmilk for Clara from a sweet friend. So Clara has an awesome stock of breastmilk and formula too. I also decided to buy a manual pump just in case the power goes out, and worst case scenario we end up a few days without power I wanted to make sure I could still pump my own milk for her, although not much, I need to keep my supply up, whatever I can get (video on my Drops of Devotion channel about nursing).
Well, stay safe and warm out there Idahoans. We will be goofing off and enjoying the “snowmageddon” at home:
After the first big snow on Jan. 5
Funny video about shopping for winter! We laughed so hard at this guy's video a few years ago, and I saw it posted around again this winter. Still sooo funny and true!