This isn’t supposed to be a lake….it was our neighbor’s cow pasture and hay field.
Many of you know that Tennessee was hit hard by a devastating flood on May 1st and 2nd of 2010. Devastating is often a word that is thrown around and meaningless to a lot of people but when I say devastating…. I mean it in the truest sense of the word. Our community (and other Tennessee communities) was devastated by a major, historic flood that many have said is a 1,000 year flood.
We were out of power and water last week. Our electricity is finally back up and while I am still using bottled water, our water is normalizing (we have a spring but others are still out of running water).
I will not be blogging regularly this week as I try to get my house back in order from the chaos of the flood week. Our family and home are safe. We had some property damage. I lost the food in two refrigerator/freezers and the food in one large freezer, so I will be actively trying to replace all that food over this next month. Hopefully, I can hit some really great stock up sales and get back on track with my pantry and freezer stockpiles! I was able to go to the grocery store last night for the first time in a while and get some necessary replacement items and food for the week. I found Kelloggs granola cereal on sale at Publix and used some $1 off coupons. I was able to stock up on some cereal for $.90 cents a box!
One of the major changes that I will be implementing in my pantry stockpile after experiencing this flood disaster is I will be keeping more “convenience” foods like granola bars and cereal as well as things like peanut butter and canned fruit, dried fruit and bottled water. It’s great to store dry beans, rice and grain, but not helpful if you have no power or running water! Always keep bottled water!!!!