Monday, October 29, 2012

Preparing...



Hurricane Sandy is headed our direction. I am in western PA and even all the way in here they say we can expect 60-80mph winds. There is a high likelihood that we will lose electric. I have been working at cleaning, refilling and re-wicking all our oil lamps. I have also been getting laundry done so if we do lose electric, we'll have plenty of clean clothes.

The worst thing about it all (for us) is that our outdoor wood stove needs electric to run and keep the fans blowing. We don't have a generator (but have always contemplated getting one...just never have). Chris is going to look into getting one today, hopefully. Our house is old...so with high winds and cold temps, it may get super chilly in here! I'm hoping we can find a generator to at least keep the heat going (and maybe the fridge too!). Luckily, our stove/oven is gas so we will still be able to cook and bake things to eat.


So...prayers are much-appreciated (even more so for those closer to the coast and the elderly). If I am quiet for a while, I could be without electric for a bit. Nothing is certain but I just wanted to let you all know what is going on in my neck of the woods.

I hope any of you that stop by and visit me here, that live in the path of Sandy are safe and well prepared! My family and I will be in prayer!

Warmly,
Katy

27 comments:

  1. I thought of you this morning! I figured you would be in the path. I hope you do not loose power. We were without it for a week due to an ice storm. It was when we lived in a small home, and before we heated with wood. We were lucky to get a generator and a kerosene heater before it hit.
    Praying for you!

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  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you as well.. I live in Northeast Ohio and we are expected to get about the same... we are looking to get a wood burner for our home, it won't happen this winter unforantely so we will be with out heat as well...we do have a good size generator and electric fireplaces so that will help... we have laterns ready, flashlights, we have a gas grill for cooking so I am getting my sewing ready and alot of blankets if this is to happen I won't be stir crazy..... hopefully this will be over soon...
    blessings
    ~Rhonda~

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  3. I hope and pray the best for you and yours. I saw on the news last night that a generator company is working around the clock to supply as many generators as possible so I hope your husband can find one. Enjoy the romance of living by oil lamps and candles. Warm Wishes.

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  4. Yes ma'am, I've been thinking about you guys Katy! Hope you and your family and all who are in the path of Hurricane Sandy weather the storm ok. You'll be in my prayers!

    Our son is in Ohio, and even here in Kentucky the temperature has dropped considerably and it's very windy.

    Hope to see you back safe and sound very soon. (: Take good care!

    Mitzi

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  5. Praying God be with you as you ride out the storm....you have some beautiful lamps...their glow will bring you peace as you burn them.....Let there be peace and safety in your home as the storm rages...in Jesus name...amen

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  6. Hi, I am thinking of you and all of the other people that are in Sandy's way. I hope you will come through this without any harm !!! Praying for you all.

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  7. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family!! My cousin and her beautiful Family live in Maryland, and my husbands grandparents and Family live in Somerset and Berlin PA. We will be Praying for everyone in the storms path!! God Bless and take care!!
    Lisa in Illinois

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  8. I have family in Virgina (close to DC) and we have been praying for everyone in the path of Sandy. Be safe!

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  9. Stay Safe! living in Alabama I know how scary hurricanes can be... I'll be praying for you and your family!

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  10. If all else fails (meaning, you can't find a generator)... you can at least use the oven to heat the kitchen... throw some blankets over the doorways and camp out in there!

    You should look into getting a permanent generator like us. We have a big propane tank that the one fuel company comes and checks each month (to see if we need a refill). It won't hold us out for days on end... but if we ration our electric usage to mainly just the fridge, we would be good for a few days.

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  11. Praying for your family and all those in Sandy's path. We are experiencing some stronger winds here in MD and tons of rain. Be safe!

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  12. José van MerrebachOctober 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    We heard it in the news.....here in the Netherlands. I'll pray for you and your family. I just love your blog. I am José van Merrebach, a 55 year old Dutch housewife. I have a husband whom I love deeply. He unfortunately got phisically handicapped three years ago after being very very sick.....We have 3 beautiful children and since 3 months a gorgeous granddaughter!
    We are born-again-christians and we deeply love the Lord.
    I have read several parts of your blog and I just love it.
    Sorry if my English is a bit poor, but I'm trying to do my best on my English.....
    We'll keep on following the news about Sandy and I'll pray for your safety.
    Bye and God bless!!

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  13. We'll be keeping your family in our prayers. Praying for all those in Sandy's path, too. God Bless.

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  14. Hi Katy and family, pray that not too much distruction from the hurrian and stay safe. you seem like an old friend cause I have followed you for a few years now only don't comment to much kind regardfs from Australia

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  15. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  16. Praying!!! Living in the gulf coast area we are well acquainted with hurricane preparedness.

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  17. Praying!!! Living in the gulf coast area we are well acquainted with hurricane preparedness.

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  18. Dear Katy,
    I have not left you a comment for a while as I have been so busy and haven't had time to keep up with my own blog and leave comments at the blogs I still follow. I still read your lovely blog and keep up with what you are up to. I will remember to pray for you today - it is morning here and we are watching live updates on the storm. You will be grateful for your lamps if the power goes out. We have not had rain for months after two wet summers and floods which used to be a regular event here - our road usually gets cut off during a flood as we live near a river but I don't mind staying home for several days at a time and I always have our pantry stocked for that reason. Stay safe. Thinking of you.

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  19. HE is a shelter in rhe time of storm. Praying for yor safety.

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  20. Katy I've been reading your blog for the last few months; you have a beautiful home and family. I pray you all stay safe and warm through this storm.

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  21. Praying for your safe keeping Katy.

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  22. José van MerrebachOctober 31, 2012 at 4:57 AM

    How are you doing? We saw the results of Sandy in the news......I pray you are all safe.
    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    José.

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  23. Thinking of you,and praying for you,your friend in yuma az

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I am always so grateful to read your comments! I thank you for the time you took to visit and share your thoughts with me. :o)
May you enter as a stranger and leave as a friend!
Warmly, Katy