On to funner news..... September 2nd was Tommy's first day of preschool! I was kinda nervous for him. He gets kind of scared in new places and new situations. But he did so good! The only thing that we had to worry about was him finding his name. On all the name signs and stuff it had "Thomas" well Tommy insisted that that wasn't his name. So everything was changed to "Tommy" and he is much happier, and can find his name - no problem.
Last week we had a power outage. Now most are thinking 'No big deal'. But it wasn't just our neighborhood, it was ALL Sierra Vista and all cities around us. It actually was kind of scary because the gas stations were closed, AND the we couldn't get radio stations! So here is what I learned, and I'm hoping this will make you all think as well......
Here is our new Emergency box. What if we had to leave? So you have everything in order? So in our box is.... paper towel, toilet paper, baby wipes, flashlights, batteries, tooth brushes/paste, matches, multi-purpose tool, can opener, water tablets, scriptures, paper plates, plastic utensils, important documents, cash. A word with the important papers... you will want to have COPIES of birth certificates, social security cards, marriage license, a list of any important medical information (diabetic) immunization records, don't forget papers for your pets as well. And a good idea is to laminate these as well. Think... if the power is out no body will take credit cards, so make sure you have cash on hand! On this day if we were asked to leave I didn't even have enough gas to get me to the freeway, so always keep your tank half full, just in case. I post all of this because I know we all have this stuff laying around, but we need to have it all in one spot, to grab it and go. Would you really remember to grab all the important papers? or the can opener? In a state of panic we forget a lot of things. If it's all in one spot, it's just one last thing to think about. Fortunately after the power being on and off all night, and coming back on after being off for only 2 hours, every thing was on and was fine. Like I said, it was scary because it was a really large area, even the base was with out power!
On to better things... Picking apples!
Good job boys!!!! (I know some are thinking yeah right.... I can give you references to people who have quizzed the boys on there states)