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    I agree. Peanut is not only well organized but researches everything so well and encourages us to do the same.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie-cat View Post
    I hope he isn't like my hubby McD or else it will be a loooooong wait.
    I've been waiting since November. I'm done waiting. Any of his clothes that I fold are getting stuck in the basement where he wants to put his clothes. Then, I'm moving everything on my own.

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    You go girl!!




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    Okay, I started my garden notebook. It will be a work in progress. I need to decorate the cover.

    Today my husband started on the pass-through between our kitchen and living room. I thought he was going to put the trim up in our bathroom so I can finish painting. Well, hopefully the trim will be done soon so I can finish painting.

    As soon as some progress is made I'll post some pics.

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    My home project for February is the Master Bathroom. There's some minor repairs that also need done... We'll see if those get done.

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    I've drawn a blank for this month's project, so I'll have to think on this a bit. I can always think of things to paint, but this is perhaps not the best time of year for that type of endeavor. It's really encouraging to read about everyone else's hard work and progress, and since we're having a snow day today, I'm hoping I'll be inspired by something around the house to accomplish for February!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McD View Post
    I've been waiting since November. I'm done waiting. Any of his clothes that I fold are getting stuck in the basement where he wants to put his clothes. Then, I'm moving everything on my own.
    Yeah, he didn't do anything. (deep breathing...just keep deep breathing...ahhh)

    So for the past few days I have been doing it all on my own. The majority of his clothes are in the basement. Still have a few things upstairs that I will move but for today, I am beat. All my clothes are moved downstairs and my closet is organized. I even have a shelf in there for extra tp, diapers, wipes, etc.

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    Awesome McD!!

    I have my paperwork organized and in piles. Now just need to do the taxes.




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    Still working on my February project of setting up emergency bags for either being stuck at home or for the vehicle if I have to evacuate quickly. For being stuck at home, here is my list:
    1. First aid kit
    2. Hand-crank/battery-operated radio
    3. Hand-crank/battery-operated flashlight
    4. Matches
    5. Plastic sheeting (for taping over windows if busted out by falling branches)
    6. Duct tape
    7. Scissors
    8. Emergency blanket
    9. Extra regular blankets
    10. Thermal underwear and socks
    11. Fire extinguisher
    12. Work gloves
    13. Manual can opener
    14. Utility knife
    15. Bleach
    16. Drinking water (at least 10 gallons)
    17. Water for washing (at least 20 gallons)
    18. Dehydrated/canned meals for one week
    19. Pet food (dogs, birds, donkeys, goats) for one week
    20. Mud/snow boots
    21. Extra batteries for radio and flashlights
    22. Aluminum foil (for cooking in wood stove)
    23. Disposable plates and utensils
    24. Toilet paper
    25. Hand sanitizer
    26. One week supply of meds for dogs and donkeys
    27. Candles
    28. Propane bottles (at least 10)
    29. Auto lighter converter (to run electric appliances such as laptop)

    Am open to suggestions if I've forgotten anything. I understand that "first aid kit" is vague, and I'm working on what needs to be in there, but that is another list for another day!

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    Okay, now that the month's halfway gone, I have a project idea for February. We bought a Hunter ceiling fan with a light kit @ Tuesday Morning for the den and installed it last weekend, and I'm in lurve with it, so I'd like to get another one after I'm paid tomorrow to install in the bedroom. With the weather turning warmer, it should really help with cooling costs, and I know I'll be happy seeing an up-to-date fixture up there

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    Here is my list for my bug-out bag for my personal truck. This takes into account that I'm home at the time I have to evacuate, which allows me to take at least the dogs and parrots with me. Again, any suggestions appreciated.


    Items to have in the truck:
    1. 5 gallons of bottled water
    2. Emergency blanket
    3. 2-3 regular blankets
    4. 2-3 towels
    5. First aid kit (including pet first aid)
    6. $100 cash
    7. 5 gallons gasoline
    8. One large fold-down dog crate
    9. Nylon slip leads (at least 3)
    10. Change of clothes
    11. Overnight toiletry bag
    12. Sleeping bag
    13. Personal tent
    14. Disposable plates/bowls (for feeding dogs)
    15. Bowl for dog water (no-spill)
    16. Can opener
    17. Ice chest
    18. One bag of dog food (stored in ice chest)
    19. One bag of parrot seed (stored in ice chest)
    20. One week of meds for Chewy
    21. Dehydrated fruit/meat/etc
    22. Flashlight (hand-crank or AA battery)
    23. Radio (hand-crank or AA battery)
    24. Extra AA batteries
    25. Car battery adapter (for small appliances)
    26. Car charger for cell phone
    27. Car charger for laptop
    28. Small bag of instant coffee (in ice chest)
    29. Small cooking pot
    30. Trash bags
    31. Utility knife
    32. Small sewing kit
    33. Rope
    34. Rain gear (i.e, slicker, hat, etc)
    35. Tarps (large and small)
    36. Set of chemical hand warmers
    37. Box of matches
    38. Propane heater with one extra tank of propane
    39. Current map of area
    40. Thumb drive with .jpg files of interior/exterior of house (for insurance) and .pdf files of important docs
    In the case of the vehicles, I have to consider that whatever sits out there will sometimes be in 100F+ temps (or whatever it gets inside a closed cab on a 100F+ day), so nothing too perishable.

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    And for my work car, this is assuming I cannot get back to the house and therefore will have no animals with me.

    Items to have in the SUV:
    1. 5 gallons of bottled water
    2. Emergency blanket
    3. 2 regular blankets
    4. 2 towels
    5. First aid kit
    6. $100 cash
    7. 5 gallons gasoline
    8. Nylon slip leads (2)
    9. Change of clothes
    10. Overnight toiletry bag
    11. Disposable plates/bowls
    12. Can opener
    13. Ice chest
    14. Dehydrated fruit/meat/etc
    15. Flashlight (hand-crank or AA battery)
    16. Radio (hand-crank or AA battery)
    17. Extra AA batteries
    18. Car battery adapter (for small appliances)
    19. Car charger for cell phone
    20. Car charger for laptop
    21. Small bag of instant coffee (in ice chest)
    22. Small cooking pot
    23. Trash bags
    24. Utility knife
    25. Small sewing kit
    26. Rope
    27. Rain gear (i.e, slicker, hat, etc)
    28. Tarps (large and small)
    29. Set of chemical hand warmers
    30. Box of matches
    31. Propane heater with one extra tank of propane
    32. Current map of area
    33. Thumb drive with .pdf files of important documents and .jpg files of interior/exterior of house

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    Okay, got all my lists done, and now I just need to print them out and start compiling the supplies. I have quite a few of them already, but need to consolidate them and put them where they belong!

    I have an emergency corner in my house, where I keep everything I need in case of a power outage, so I'll use that for my "dig in" supplies. For the vehicles, I'll have to make a dedicated space. For my office, I'll just tuck that under my desk, since it is relatively small.

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    Madhen I just wanted to mention something I do for my dogs:

    Instead of packing bowls, even self-collapsing ones, I have taught them to eat and drink out of plastic bags. After introducing it to them several times so they get used to the sound, feel, and concept of it they are no longer afraid of this. Initially your dogs may hesitate sticking their heads in so its good practice before an emergency when they are unstressed. Teach them bags are "good!"

    This saves space when traveling, hiking, and saves weight as well if you have to carry the items a long distance. It has really worked well on our hiking trails not to have to remember anything but plastic bags, which I bring anyhow for cleaning up after the dogs. The bags can be used for numerous other things as well.

    I have used store bags, doggy-poop-pickup bags, even clear newspaper bags. (just roll down the sides a bit.)

    I didn't see plastic bags in your lists when I perused through them, so if you dislike them, (due to the environment) even cloth bags would work for the dog food rather than bowls.

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    Great idea, and I just forgot plastic bags, so I will add them! Good multi-purpose item to have on hand. My guys wouldn't have any trouble eating out of plastic bags. I'd be more concerned with them eating the bag in the process!! (Remember, I have two labs. If it smells like food, even if it is the container in which the food is contained, they're game to give it a nibble.)

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