How To Be Ready With Light When The Power Goes Out

I decided to write this post today because we all need to ready when the light or power goes out. I read a comment from a reader that said his neighbor always borrows his flashlights and brings them back beat up or with chips of paint on them. I got the giggles, who would need to borrow a flashlight? Are you kidding, someone needs to borrow a flashlight? Okay, my friends, we need to check with our family, friends, and neighbors and make sure everyone has a flashlight or two. In my case, I have ten or more. I have several solar ones and a few that need batteries. If you missed my Emergency Bed Bag post here it is. You can easily make them from old pillowcases.

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15 Vintage Kitchen Tools We All Must Have

If we lose power we will need at least these 15 vintage kitchen tools at the very least. I love going to antique stores and checking out items that I consider very useful if we have zero electricity. Actually, even if we don’t lose power I still use these today in my kitchen. Plus, I think some of these items will bring back a few good memories when grandma was in the kitchen cooking or baking. I can still picture my great-grandma making Lefse, one of our favorite Norwegian family treats made with leftover mashed potatoes. Oh, my goodness, I better make some of that today, my mouth is watering for it. I like Lefse with butter and brown sugar. Let me know what traditional treats you enjoyed eating together as a family.

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Emergency Cleaning Buckets-How To Be Prepared

We all need emergency cleaning buckets. I know we all have cleaning supplies in our homes. I have two bathrooms and under each bathroom sink, I have cleaning supplies, like window spray, Clorox wipes, paper towels and extra garbage bags to refill the small garbage cans in each bathroom. I have cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink and above the washing machine and dryer. Here’s the deal, I had an awesome reader by the name of Beth, mention to me that her church, The United Methodist Church makes 5-gallon buckets that are filled with cleaning supplies to help those in need wherever they live all over the country. I tried to find the link about what they put in each bucket, but I couldn’t find it. But I love the idea that we could each make 5-gallon buckets filled with essential items people would need to clean up after a disaster wherever it may happen. Plus, we would be ready in a pinch to go help a neighbor in need. Janet sent me this link for those buckets: UMCOR

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How To Tell If Your Child May Be Dehydrated

Have you often wondered how to tell if your child may be dehydrated? Please remember, I’m not a doctor, nurse or anyone in the medical field. I’m a mom and a grandma and sometimes call myself Dr. Linda for the advice I give my loved ones, but I am not a doctor. A couple of days ago I saw on Facebook that one of my very special friends had a sick child. I immediately sent him a text. They have no insurance because, as we all know, many people can’t afford insurance. Often you are better off paying cash when you go to the doctor because the doctors will charge you less because they don’t have to wait months to be reimbursed. Plus, some prescriptions cost less than your co-pay if you pay cash. As young parents, or grandparents, we worry when a young toddler gets sick because they can’t always tell us what hurts or how they are feeling.

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