Are You Ready for Winter? 
Saturday, November 26, 2016, 05:33 - General
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More information from

911 tips:

* If possible, call 911 on your cell phone. Provide your location, condition of everyone in the vehicle and the problem you're experiencing.
* Follow instructions: you may be told to stay where you are until help arrives.
* Do not hang up until you know who you have spoken with and what will happen next.
* If you must leave the vehicle, write down your name, address, phone number and destination. Place the piece of paper inside the front windshield for someone to see.
Survival tips:
* Be easy to find: Tell someone where you are going and the route you will take.
* If stuck: Tie a florescent flag (from your kit) on your antenna or hang it out the window. At night, keep your dome light on. Rescue crews can see a small glow at a distance. To reduce battery drain, use emergency flashers only if you hear approaching vehicles. If you're with someone else, make sure at least one person is awake and keeping watch for help at all times.
* Stay in your vehicle: Walking in a storm can be very dangerous. You might become lost or exhausted. Your vehicle is a good shelter.
* Avoid Overexertion: Shoveling snow or pushing your car takes a lot of effort in storm conditions. Don't risk a heart attack or injury. That work can also make you hot and sweaty. Wet clothing loses insulation value, making you susceptible to hypothermia.
* Fresh Air: It's better to be cold and awake than comfortably warm and sleepy. Snow can plug your vehicle's exhaust system and cause deadly carbon monoxide gas to enter your car. Only run the engine for 10 minutes an hour and make sure the exhaust pipe is free of snow. Keeping a window open a crack while running the engine is also a good idea.

It is also important to check and winterize your vehicles before the winter season begins. Make sure your car’s battery is in good shape – cold temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of a battery by 50 percent. Make sure your tires are suitable for winter driving conditions.

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Happy Thanksgiving! 
Thursday, November 24, 2016, 05:00 - General
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Happy Thanksgiving!

To all the stores open today. Phooey on you. If you're out shopping today, don't pout when your family has moved on.

Be thankful for today, everyday.

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Backup Forgetfullness 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 23:35 - General
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I am so far behind on my backups. Having lost two drives in a year, you would think I would know better.

Too much going on and not enough time. I forget how important backups are unless I do not have them and a hard drive fails.

So, my word of the day is : backup.
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Travel Winter Emergency Kit 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 10:22 - General
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Keep a Winter Emergency Kit in Your Vehicle

Carry a winter storm survival kit in the back seat of your vehicle (in case your trunk jams or is frozen shut) that includes:

* Blankets or sleeping bags
* Extra hats, socks and mittens
* Flashlight with extra batteries
* First-aid kit
* Shovel, booster cables and windshield scraper
* Water and high-calorie non-perishable food(raisins, candy bars, energy/protein bars)
* Sand or cat litter to use for traction
* Cell phone adapter

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Snow Rain Snow Rain Slush 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 09:17 - General
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I enjoy winter. Christina really enjoys winter. We don't mind the snow or cold. I really dislike the slushy wintery mix.

Ho Hum. I do enjoy being outdoors though. Better outside in the cold slushy than inside in the recliner.

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