Monday, May 4, 2009

Day 35- Watered Down

I was hoping to log in today and post my sparkling after pictures side by side with the horrible before pics from yesterday, but to no one's surprise I can't really do that. I think today's kitchen is worse than yesterday's, probably because of the turkey dinner I made last night. I'm a crazy person who likes to heat up the kitchen a bit more with turkey and mashed potatoes during record temperatures apparently. I did put the leftovers away, but all the rock hard mashed potato dishes are still all over the counters.

I made some progress today on the apocalypse readiness front when I found $8 plastic water jugs on clearance for $.97 at Sports Authority. I only bought four because I had Mr. Wright with me and he embarrasses easily, but I figure 20 gallons of water is better than none. I know it sounds like a lot, but when you use it for washing and food prep as well as drinking and split it between 5 people, it isn't even a third of what's recommended. Now we'll at least be able to make some macaroni and cheese and flush the toilet when the power goes out. Whoo hoo for flushing!

Aren't they cute? Now I just need to get some water purification tabs and I'm all set for the robot takeover!!

Speaking of disaster preparedness- We're going on a road trip this weekend, and I really need to get packing. If you've ever traveled with 3 young kids in a car for 5 hours each way you'll know why this is a disaster. It's bad enough in my minivan, but we're driving in my parent's BRAND NEW car, so I'll have the 'fear of crushed goldfish in every available crevice' added to my 'fear of diaper blowout in the middle of nowhere' and 'fear of puking kids at the beginning of the trip so you have to smell it the whole time'. I know I have issues, but if those things hadn't already happened 5 times than I wouldn't be so concerned.

The trip is going to be a ton of fun and the kids have been looking forward to it since the day we left there last year, but Mr. Wright won't be able to join us this year since he has to work. It adds a million things to my to do list for this week, but it will be worth it. At least Mr. Wright will have plenty of water should an emergency arise. I'm sure he can handle life just fine without me, but for now I'm going to pretend that he really needs me around to take care of him... and wash his underwear.

3 Thoughts From Others:

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so behind on your blog!! HOW did this happen???

I also do not enjoy long road trips with the kiddos. And you're going without hubby!? You really ARE crazy, oops I mean brave. :)

Connie Weiss said...

We are going on a 10 hour trip this weekend...staying a day and then coming back 10 hours. IN my brand new car that I forbid food in but *someone* keeps giving them snacks and drinks and I guess I can't starve them for 10 hours can i?

Have a great trip! I need to pack too....

Fishbacks said...

Love the water containers. They are even cooler than I pictured!

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