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Monday, August 26, 2019
No Light Bulbs?
There I was cleaning light fixtures and replacing burned out light bulbs. Well, I thought I was changing light bulbs. The only bulbs left in storage were for flood lights. It was over an hour round trip to get bulbs. That’s why I normally have a lot of stuff in storage.
It’s not just light bulbs, of course. I’ve a fair amount of electrical parts kicking around. The same goes for plumbing supplies. If I had to go into town every single time a project needed doing, it would take forever.
When we think of emergency supplies we tend to think of food storage. That makes perfect sense as we eat seven days a week. That’s not to say that storage of other items aren’t important too. For example, if a storm sends a tree branch through a window, do you have what you need to do a temporary fix? It could be as simple a being able to screw a piece of plywood over the hole, but it’s necessary to prevent further damage. If it’s during the cold of winter it’s doubly important to have needed materials for a patch.
One category that people tend to under stock is medical supplies. Most med kits are fine for a quick patch before heading to the emergency room. However, there are times when you can’t make it to professional medical care. Even a relatively minor wound can require a lot of bandages over time. You really do not want to skimp on treatments that help prevent infection.
This time around I was able to drive into town and get what I needed. It got me thinking that I should have better organization and inventory control. Light bulbs are not big deal, but other items certainly could be.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.