Sunday, August 23, 2009

School Preparations, Scary Thoughts, and Awesome Pack News

Last Christmas, my mom got me a tiny keychain-mounted digital picture frame. I made a slide show for those stressful times when I feel like strangling someone. They are slides of inspirational quotes ("Students can be anything they want to be with encouragement and patience"), reminders ("Thanksgiving isn't that far away"), and pictures of nature. These are a few examples:

Tomorrow is the first day of school. While I'm not as prepared as I'd like to be, I'm more prepared than I was last year. I will be going in SUPER early tomorrow (5 am!) to get last minute things done. I'll probably get there at 6 am, but I can try for earlier. Either way, it will give me plenty of time. So nervous!

As I was filling my 72-hour kit, I had a very scary thought. If anyone steals my pack, they know everything about me. I've finally put my copies of vital documents in there. That means they've got my passport, SSN, license copy, and car title. Should I not put them in there? I have 23 items left to collect, which sounds like a lot, but it's far less than I started with.

There's an amazing flashlight I bought at Wal-Mart today called Energizer Weather Ready. It looks like this:The best part about the flashlight is it takes 2 AAA, OR 2 AA, OR 2 C batteries. It also has an attached whistle, and it's got a list of important items in case of emergency on the side. It will run for 40 hours on 2 C batteries. I'm in love! :o) I'm such a geek.

*B* and I will be going on a training hike next weekend. Saturday is Renn Fest, but Sunday will be our day at the state park near us. I'm looking forward to it, but I think I keep denying how hot and humid it will be outside. I'm pumped for the fall.


  1. If you put those documents in there, I would get a lock box for them. We don't keep documents in our 72 hour kit, I have copies in our safe in the house and the orginals in a safe deposit box at our credit union. Chances of you needing those documents durring the first 72 hours of an emergency are very slim, and after three days typically you would be able to get your hands on them if they are needed.

  2. Great point. We keep our originals in a waterproof fire box right now. I pulled them out of my kit first thing.