- May 4, 2005
Because I live alone I always try to keep extras on hand, especially during the winter months, in case I cannot or do not want to go out.....this paid off during the lockdown and the absence of toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, etc., on store shelves, as I had sufficient quantities of each to get me through until the shortage eased up and supplies began reappearing again. I keep the small bottles of water on hand, as I drink them from time to time around home and also they are handy when going out shooting away from home or when on a long car trip. I do recall one year when the power was out for nearly a week -- that was years ago -- and it was kind of fun how the neighbors all got together in the common area, everybody bringing stuff from freezers and refrigerators and sharing, cooking on grills and such so that at least for the first couple of days we could salvage that before it went bad. Eventually power began being restored to certain areas and it was easier to go out to look for places that were open and serving food. At least it wasn't like a major snowstorm in the winter, where driving anywhere is nearly impossible!