Winter weather

Here are some quick and easy reminders about Winter time.


  • Don’t forget to get faucet covers.
  • If you lose power, do you know where your flashlight or candles are located?
  • Make sure all of your blankets and sleeping bags are in one space for easy access.
  • De-icer for the sidewalk.
  • Keep an eye out for the weather. Before the snow comes down, ask yourself, do I have food I can eat without cooking it?
  • When the cold gets under 32 degrees let your indoor faucets drip to keep the pipes from freezing.
  • Find the water main on the sidewalk. It should be somewhere on the sidewalk in front of the house.  The cover is about 6 to 8 inches wide.  When you lift it up, you might see two holes across from each other, when they are lined up the water is shut off. You could have a different system; I recommend you find out how yours works.  You can turn it off with a special tool or wrench.  I would recommend the special tool.
  • “Unplug some of your major appliances. When the power comes back on, all of those appliances can create a drain or power surge. This can harm sensitive equipment. To avoid a power surge when the electricity returns, turn off computers, TVs, stereos and other unnecessary electronic equipment at the power source. Leave a light on so you’ll know when the power is restored.”  Consumer Energy Center    Continue reading

Thanks Giving

With this being the time of Thanksgiving and Christmas, I believe this is a good moment to talk about the importance of gratitude.  I would like to share with you some of the things, events, and people I am grateful for.


  • I love the fact that I live in a country where I can have my website.  Some, if not all, of my material would be banned in China, North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, just to name a few.
  • I am grateful for the fact I can see the sunset on the ocean.  I can swim in the sea, and hear the waves crash again, and again.
  • My health is good.  Knock on wood.
  • I have a job that pays my bills. Continue reading