HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????
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HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????
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iIn  NEW ENGLAND, we keep hearing  WARNING (s) about coming SNOWSTORMS Many folks, choose to ignore the warnings & run out the last moment to stock up on milk & bread. Others buy&nb
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Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/2/2011 2:23 PM EST
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I'm glad I don't have to deal with that anymore. 70 and sunny here right now, no snow to be seen.

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/2/2011 4:18 PM EST
Posts: 166
First: 1/13/2011
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I can't go out today or we will get a ticket, but tomorrow I am going to get some chocolate for baking, fruit, greens and red, gold & orange peppers for chili.  I used all the chopped & sauted peppers from summer and when they were on sale so I need more.  More gallons of water too.

Like you, Nancy, I will by more to be better prepared.  We are to get 6 more inches of lake effect snow tonight, but the wind has deminished so it will be more normal than the storm yesterday.  We had the wind similar to Chicago and I don't like wind -- It's scary.

Glad to read everyone seems to be save & warm with all your kitties and doggies, blankets and afghans!

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/2/2011 4:26 PM EST
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One thing I don't get.              When everyone posts it says   "ignore & name"   Mine says delete.  How do you get it to say ignore and my name????            HELP.                     

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/2/2011 5:39 PM EST
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Temp is 58 degrees and high winds(Santa Anna Winds} Winds have tipped
over 5 semitractors so far. This is moving east so hopefully it will die down
before it reaches the east coast.  Try to stay safe!!!!!

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/2/2011 8:02 PM EST
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In Response to Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????:
One thing I don't get.              When everyone posts it says   "ignore & name"   Mine says delete.  How do you get it to say ignore and my name????            HELP.                     
Posted by DiAnne H


DiAnne, I think..(and as my husband used to say that can be a dangerous thing..)  You can click on the "ignore and then the name.." and for example if you clicked on ignore nikkip none of my posts would appear on your screen.  So you would not want to click on ignore DiAnne or none of your own posts would show up for you.
To get the "official" answer you could post this in the Ask Very Best Baking and click the box in the lower left corner to indicate the post is a question.
I hope this is right..I have never ignored anyone..other than my husband.

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/2/2011 8:26 PM EST
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First: 9/9/2008
Last: 4/18/2014
I didn't really stock up on anything for the storm since my freezers and pantries are well stocked already.  If we should run out of bread or milk, there are enough baking supplies to bake bread and evaporated milk to use.  

  Unfortunately here in the midwest it will get a lot colder for about the next two weeks I heard. Hope you all stay safe and warm.

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/2/2011 9:14 PM EST
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You are so cute and Thank You!     I will write VBB and see what they say.  Hopefully, I will understand!! 

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/3/2011 12:23 AM EST
Posts: 319
First: 11/6/2008
Last: 8/7/2013
Drew up about 50 gallons of water, wrapped & insulated the faucets, washed all the sweaters and coats up and dug out the electric blanket.

DiAnne H, Anytime anyone posts, the others see the line with the following just like you see it in others posts:

But, on our own posts (when I look at any I make and you look at any you make or anyone else looks at their own posts), it will show the line New post   Reply to this post     Report Abuse    Edit Post  Delete Post

The reason is so the poster can edit or delete their own post if they wish.  Only the person who typed that post can see those two items on that post.

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/3/2011 6:47 AM EST
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First: 5/3/2009
Last: 10/4/2012
We have enough food(I stock up on sale items) for 2 weeks. I keep soups, canned fruit, tuna, Dinty Moore stew(Hubby likes it now & then)salsa, chili & baked beans, rice, cheese, yogurt, lettuce or salad, eggs, sour cream, pasta, coffee, oatmeal, tea, evap.milk(for emergency or baking) & the freezer is stocked with leftover(planned overs) chili, spaghetti sauce, turkey broth & soup, roast, gr. chuck, sausage, kielbasa, lasagna, stuffed peppers. I rotate items & depending on the season, items in freezer change(stuffed cabbage, meatloaf etc.). I have learned from the past that the power can go out, the car won't start, the store is out of an item I need, I wake up sick, people pop in & stay for dinner or we get snow (we got about 9 inches) & cannot get out of our sub. I try not to run out of things, I hate to pay the full price, that is why I stock up when there is a sale.
 If we run out of milk, I can use the evap. milk & we can eat the flavored oatmeal without milk(usually do). I have a gas stove & I have 2 of the throw away BBQ picnic grills in the garage if necessary(I had to use one when the power grid went down years ago & we did not have power for 3 days). We can layer clothes & cover up with afghans & let the faucet drip(into the tub) if we worry about the pipes freezing. We lost power once in the summer when the nights were in 70's, that was the worse, too hot to sleep & I now have 2 small fans that run on batteries.

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/3/2011 6:53 AM EST
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In Response to Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????:
In Response to Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM???????? : DiAnne, I think..(and as my husband used to say that can be a dangerous thing..)  You can click on the "ignore and then the name.." and for example if you clicked on ignore nikkip none of my posts would appear on your screen.  So you would not want to click on ignore DiAnne or none of your own posts would show up for you. To get the "official" answer you could post this in the Ask Very Best Baking and click the box in the lower left corner to indicate the post is a question. I hope this is right..I have never ignored anyone..other than my husband.
Posted by nikki p

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/3/2011 7:48 AM EST
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Last: 4/18/2014
I was planning on getting out to go shopping today but have decided the streets are still too iced.  They have been plowed but that just removed the snow .... there's still a bad coating of ice.  The temp this morning is 2* ... I doubt if it melts.

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/3/2011 9:22 AM EST
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First: 1/20/2010
Last: 4/13/2014
I live in Nebraska.  this strom had a wind chill of 34 below so everyone stayed in for awhile.
 the farmers of course had stacked feed for livestock ahead of the storm. We had a day 's
notice it was coming. School was closed for one day.We got 2 foot of snow,many kids earned
money shoveling snow for the people here in town.

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/3/2011 11:52 PM EST
Posts: 319
First: 11/6/2008
Last: 8/7/2013
We have an old house that is has about a 2' high crawl space, no insulation in the walls and lots of leaks and cracks. The water pipes are actually laying on the ground beneath the house and are not insulated. But, this past fall, I finally got my ice maker connected and I had the  pipe wrapped up nice and tight in extra thick insulation under the house.

That darned thing froze!!! It is the only pipe that has frozen so far. I think it is frozen on the inside of the house where it comes thru the floor & up thru the cabinet bottom to connect to the cold water pipe that goes to the kitchen sink. There is a 6" space between the floor and the bottom of the cabinets for some reason and I truly believe that is where it is frozen. Going to be one HUGE ICE RINK in that kitchen if it does burst!

Re: HOW DID YOU / DIDYOU PREPARE FOR THIS SNOWSTORM????????

posted at 2/7/2011 10:53 PM EST
Posts: 1400
First: 8/9/2008
Last: 6/2/2013
I always keep the cupboards, fridge and freezer stocked.  Don't do anything special before a storm.  The only problem is that our stove is electric, in the event the power goes out.  We do have food that does not need to be cooked, so we could survive on that for a few days until the power comes on.
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