AD was a Boy Scout - not sure exactly what level - but I've heard rumors that his stint in the scouts lasted only as long as his first hike. Of course it could also be due to the fact that he grew up on military bases and there was quite a bit of moving around.
At any rate, I always thought the BOY Scouts owned the motto "Be Prepared." Recently I learned that it is also the GIRL Scout motto. Not sure how I missed that bit of information especially having been a Girl Scout leader.
The 7-day weather forecast for northeast Oklahoma looks like this. With the wind speeds that are predicted over the next couple of days we will be seeing (feeling) the wind chill at something like 18 to 25 degrees below zero.
Yesterday afternoon our weather radio sounded and warned of the extremely bitter cold conditions and possible precipitation our area will be experiencing later today and tomorrow.
This morning at 4a.m. the radio sounded again with the same warning.
And we're prepared -
Diesel fuel for the big generator should our electricity go out - CHECK!
Grocery shopping trip last night. Ingredients for soups and casseroles - CHECK!
Hot chocolate - CHECK!
Heated bed, blankets & clean sweaters (not shown) for the "inside" kids - CHECK!
Extra "insulation" for Mikey's house* - CHECK!
I think that about covers it. We former scouts are prepared!
*AD first put the old comforter over Mikey's house a few days ago - NOT covering the doorway because after all, Mikey is afraid of the dark.
Sometime over the past few days though Mikey has discovered he can pull the comforter down over his doorway to keep his house even more toasty warm. He's such a smart kid!
Guess he figures it's better to have the added warmth in the dark than to have his night light (although the light is still on just in case . . .)