blizzards are very different than snow storms
Right now it is 8 with a wind chill of -10
Eight is cold enough to instantly
freeze your bugers in you nose :>)
-Ten is cold enough to give your ears frost bite
when going out with the doggy for potty time.
We are a minimal curtain household.
We do not have neighbors.
Most of the year all of the windows
go uncovered so we can
view the trees
These are the trees out our bedroom window
When a blizzard is arriving
our mode of survival
After a "normal
electric bill of
$400 arrived yesterday
our mode went into high gear.
We have several techniques.
basement windows get a layer of thermo insulation. The dining room has a quilt pinned to it. The spare bedroom/ office/ sewing room receives a layer of heavy
cloth clipped to the rod (there is a rod in there- but nothing is on it normally).
Our bedroom and living room stay the same. I need sunlight (which is why moving to Seattle is so unappealing to me).
The rest of the preparations should be normal
but they are often forgotten until a blizzard warning.
Blizzard means you don't want to go out for ANYTHING.
Batteries for the radio and flashlights- check
Greenhouse is anchored- check
Corn out for turkeys- check
Crock pot of Chili cooked- check
P/B/H and bread for sandwiches- check
10 gallons of water in bottles- check
Cars full of gas- check
Clean clothes- check
Blankets out and aired- check
Wood inside by the fireplace- check
Place scooped out by the door
for doggies to go potty- check
Several good books- double check!
Bring it on! Blizzard away!