I don’t know how it happened, but it did. In my family when there is some kind of havoc, I’m in charge of what I call the “Command Center”. I’m usually the one who is home at the time of whatever havoc is occurring. There is a certain responsibility in this position. The main responsibility is to REMAIN CALM. This is the first time I’ve been mobilized and it certainly isn’t going to be the last.
Here is where I’ve been stationed most of the day. These are my survival supplies for when I’ve been mobilized.
- Laptop Computer: This is essential. Since our satellite was cutting out, I was getting my live news broadcasts from the NBC Washington website. I also didn’t know if the power was going to go out, so I didn’t want my desktop computer to be at risk in case it went in and out. I also have a big, ugly water stain above my computer desk. Apparently we have a few leaks. So I’m erring on the side of caution and I moved the computer out of the area.
- Diet Pepsi Max: Have you noticed they used to call it Diet but now they don’t. It must not really be diet. I don’t really care about that now though. I’m a bit addicted to it. It’s one of my two vices. I don’t drink coffee so I needed something!
- Home phone: It never fails that when you leave the phone somewhere in the house it rings a million times. So I carry it with me to ensure it doesn’t ring. With the weather, I knew it’d be ringing off the hook.
- Cell phone: I quickly realized our home phone was going in and out a lot. It does that in the rain. So my cell phone became the go to form of communication. I’m going to be hearing my ringtone in my sleep tonight.
- Chewy Chips Ahoy: My second vice. I didn’t eat until my 3pm bowl of Chili, so the Chips Ahoy were my lunch. Not exactly a balanced meal I know but it’s the only thing I had time for in between all the other things going on today.
- Netflix: I had a Netflix ready to watch on my laptop in case the TV went out and I got bored. Funny, I never touched it. ^.^
According to our 4pm news, we could get another 2-4 inches on top of the 9 we’ve already gotten. To think I was complaining about the drought this summer. I guess I’ll go back to my duties of relaying phone calls, messages, weather reports, and getting Mapquest up for traffic detours.
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with NBC, Chips Ahoy, Dell, Netflix, or Pepsi. I just like those things. I was not compensated for admitting to my guilty pleasures.