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From: "June Ramsey" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] How's The Weather?
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 12:18:25 -0600
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Joy i keep a good supply of batteries especially "D". we always if we know
on time (which they warned us this was coming) when they are gone you toss
them Ha! we had all our coolers (3) filled you can fill bath tubs( for you
sure won't have bath water) plenty of groceries all kind's and canned treet,
viannia's, pork and bean's any thing you don't have to cook (we had a gas
cook stove thank goodness) alot are all electric. We have electric water
heater, so that took care of that. have gas furnace , but won't go with out
power.and fill up the gas tank if you don't have a lot. We have (2) #2 oil
lamps and keep plenty of oil. Have a battery lantern that uses "d" batteries
that gives a real good light. Got one to use in the cellar. Done used it 2
or 3 times. We were lucky to get a new generator the second day so we saved
our freezer full of food. It is a pain in the rear to keep gas for
generator's, and fairly expensive, Thank goodness gas wasn't like back
earlier. We keep a good supply of paper plates , and towel's. We could heat
water for dishes but easier to toss the papar plates. Ha!
Hope this gives you a little bit to go on. Hope you never have to use it.
Love and God Bless Junebug

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joy DeSpain" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] How's The Weather?

> June, with the world and the economy like it is, I would love to hear more
stories on what worked for you and what didn't. Living in Southern Ariz., I
may never be in an ice storm, but you never know. :) I would love to know
what you guys think we should store that we would need no matter the
situation would be. I guess you can never store enough water, huh? And
batteries?? Does anyone know to make them last longer?
> Thank for the stories.
> Joy
> --- On Sat, 2/7/09, June Ramsey <> wrote:
> From: June Ramsey <>
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] How's The Weather?
> To:
> Date: Saturday, February 7, 2009, 10:11 AM
> Thanks Jean for your letter. Here in Henderson , Baxter co. Ar. was a
> and still some last night didn't have power from 27th Jan till 6th of Feb.
> we got our's on just after dark. We didn't have a generator for 2 days,
> just
> the burners on our gas cook stove. kept water (hawled to us by dau) in
> with steam, and we could cook .had a a freezer full of meats was worried
> would loose that, but Karen stood in line 5 hrs. at Home Depot in first
> truck load to get them and us generators. I keep alot of canned stuff in
> cabnits for we live about 15 mi out .Which came in handy. I even keep
> of bread frozen. makes good toast buttered browned in skillet. Have 2 #2
> lamps and keep oil another good light on batteries to take to
> "fraidy" hole.
> Us old folks know how to cope with this better than the younger bunch. my
> girls when they were growing up got some of this kind of experiance.An old
> was pan full of warmed water on gas stove to wet, and wipe keeps you from
> stinking to bad. Ha! Thank goodness for "flavored spray".Had a good
> supply
> of that. The first 2 nights was a little rough i slept in heavy sweets 2
> house coats and we had alot of cover so made it ok. Made me think how mom
> used to pile so much cover on us couldn't move, buried up in feather beds.
> Some times you she would heat the old iron wrap in blanket put to our
> You would pull up your knees till they would get to hurting and then when
> you streched out your legs you would freeze again. LOL.
> Sun is in and out sure looks good this morning. Suppose to rain tomorrow
> possible severe weather the first of the week. Lord know's that all we
> now. At least we have a place this year to go, and our generator. Guess
> is about enough probably tired of hearing me.Love Ya!! Junebug
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jean M Cuevas" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 7:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] How's The Weather?
> > I am so sorry to hear what you have had to go through, but glad to hear
> that things might be getting started to be back to normal.
> >
> > Blessings,
> >
> > Jean
> >
> > At 06:23 PM 1/31/2009, you wrote:
> > >The weather has been terrible in Melbourne,no power since,no hear no
> > >telephone no cell phone and couldn't get out of our driveway for
> tree's
> and
> > >couldn't get close to the cattle barn either,as of 11;00 today we
> finally
> > >have things partly back to normal.Timber here is just ruined.Still
> lots
> of
> > >people that doesn't have power,and we are only about 2 miles from
> town
> but
> > >town didn't have power part time either.sorry for being so long
> winded.ha
> > >but a rough week.
> >
> > ************************************************************
> > Jean Mayfield Cuevas
> > Marietta, GA
> > <>< Born once, die twice - Born twice, die once.
> > John 3:16
> >
> >
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