Friday, September 9, 2011

State of Emergency

Well the shift of priorities for our household changed this week.  All craft projects are shelved and beauty regimens halted.

Our township is in a state of emergency due to flooding.  We are fortunate here in our home to be dry and have electricity.  We do not have running water.  We have two cases of bottled water to use for drinking, hand and dish washing.  Rain water was collected to flush toilets.  We have friends staying with us as they live in an evacuated area.

All roads in and out of our neighborhood are flooded over and closed.  The National Guard is working on getting drinkable water to the area.  The local emergency crews have some drinking water available for those who are in need.  The community has pulled together, a local produce distributor is giving fresh fruits and vegetables away, another family is grilling hot dogs and handing them out.  

So for now our creating is more Laura Ingalls Wilder esque.  Think of make shift dish washing, hand cleaning, and creative toilet flushing.  Not really my forte girlfriends.  I feel like I am earning Girl Scout badges over here, without the yummy thin mint cookies to make it worth while.  

This last tidbit of info, all though completely unimportant considering the state we are in, it is what a gal would expect from me.  It is my do not have running water, am stranded by nasty flood water and may lose power beauty kit...

  • facial cleansing wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • tinted moisturizer
  • mascara
  • lip gloss
  • blush
  • water
  • matches
  • candle

I also have larger quantities of the essentials, water, matches and candles in our kitchen, you know for the practical side of life. 

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