There is something very eerie about waking up to a complete lack of noise. I’m not sure if was the absence of sound or air in my CPAP that woke me just after 3 a.m. I knew immediately something was wrong though it took a few moments tor my brain to recognize what it was.

We don’t often have power outages here and they rarely last long. This one was no exception lasting 20 minutes, maybe less. But it was long enough for me to realize that (a) I would not be going back to sleep and (b) my mom and I are totally unprepared.

Because of my altar, I at least had candles and a lighter, but the emergency flashlight above the dryer had dead batteries. I knew I had a crank flashlight somewhere but could not remember where it was. I did eventually find it on a shelf in my office.

I often scoff at how extreme preppers are, but I realize that they aren’t completely wrong. I have no intention of preparing for Armageddon. I’m not sure I want to survive that level of disaster. But I should, at a minimum, be prepared for a blizzard shutting down the power for several days. It’s something I keep meaning to do, but never quite get around to doing.

That’s sort of my M. O. I have great ideas and I’m even good at starting things but following through to completion is where I struggle. My mom is better at the follow through and I wouldn’t be surprised if when she gets home from work this afternoon she will have the AA and D batteries we are missing, some bottled water, and maybe a few more candles.

I know there are plenty of websites that have sound advice for sensible preparations, so why do I continue to drag my feet? Because there are so many other things I’d rather be doing than preparing for the end of the world. Like reading books about the end of the world or editing my post apocalypse novel or writing a new one. To be honest I’d rather be doing just about anything else.

I wonder if there’s someone I can pay to come do my disaster prep. Oops my privilege is showing again. But seriously is that a thing? I’ll have to do some research which will be way more fun than actually doing the prep work. If it’s not already being done, that would be a great money maker I would think. If this writing gig doesn’t work out for me, maybe I’ll look into it.

Stay safe out there my friends.

3 thoughts on “Unprepared”

  1. A friend of mine is a prepper. She told me a few months ago about a book where post apocalypse a group of people are traveling through Denver and they pass DIA and one is like “the hell is up with that blue horse???”

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