Friday, March 27, 2009

How will you survive?

So I started our 72 hour kits and have pictures to follow. Doing this made me realize how unprepared we are for an emergency right now. So I started to make a list of all the things we will have to buy/put together in order to be prepared for an emergency. Since I have no idea when this "emergency" will happen I decided that both of our cars needed basic emergency stuff so that if David and I were separated due to work and school we would both be fine. So here's my list:

-Have a first aid kit in each car (like a really nice one with tourniquets and the like)
-Have money in each car and the 72 hour kits (small bills and change)
-Have extra set of clothes in each car (preferably comfy clothes!)
-Have copies of important documents in each car and 72 hour kits
-Get camping gear organized and in one place so it can be grabbed if needed for emergencies (we have hiking back packs, a light tent, headlamps, stove, water filter, lightweight pot and pan, light sleeping bags, thermarests, a water bag/jug etc.) (Can you tell David likes to backpack?)
-We also need to make sure we have flashlights, gas can, etc in the cars.

If you guys think of anything else leave me a comment! Also if you want more info about emergency stuff go to redcross.org they also have a store that sells pre-made kits. Hope this motivates some of you to get prepared!

And here are the pictures of the 72 hour kits I made:







72-hour Kits

So I decided today to start putting together our 72-hour Kits considering I have all this time on my hands and we have a little extra money to do it. For those of you that have made your kits already what have you put in yours that you think would be a must in an Emergency situation? My mom told me she put sweats as her extra set of clothing because you want to be comfy in a scary situation. Have any tips or ideas for me? Leave me a comment!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Our New Place

So I finally got internet set up at our new place and took some pictures of our apartment:

Our front door

The living room leading into the dining area

Front Entry Way

View from the front door

Front Entry Closet

The sun room

The living room

More living room

Dining room leading into kitchen

View of the kitchen from the living room

View of the kitchen from the dining room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Pantry

Laundry Room off of kitchen

Where the washing machine will go

Where the dryer will go

A view from the kitchen

View from dining area

View from sun room

Computer room

Close up of computer room

Sun Room

Sun Room

Sun Room

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

A place to sit in the shower

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Closet

Closet

Closet

Closet

Sock Clips that keep my socks together in the wash

Sock clip on socks

Linen closet

You may have noticed a few of the things in the pictures that I bought recently. My pink and green stuff in the kitchen. My baskets in the laundry room for organizing things. My organized pantry. Here's a picture of my freezer filled up with freezer meals I made since I've been here (29 total!)and the list of the meals on the side of the fridge.




I can't wait for all of our stuff to be here so I can take more pictures and have this place finally look like home!