Author: Merlin

Disaster Survival Guide

This past week really has me thinking about survival for disasters.  With the Hurricane devastating Houston and area. Are you prepared to take on mother nature? Even myself had to think survival. As I was on a boil water situation at home due to damage was done to the local water reservoir.  I always have kept some survival gear in my house to keep me alive for at least 3 to 5 days. Thousands of ordinary people found themselves facing Harvey and what it left behind. Are you prepared for temporary power outages? Flooding? Water Shortages? Start here to learn how you can rely on your own resources to stay alive.   Power and Light Sources Water and Sanitation Food Storage and Cooking Communications Evacuation Pets Emergency Kits And more   Be ready for:   Hurricanes and Floods Earthquakes Tornadoes Wildfires Terrorist Attacks Chemical Emergencies Winter Storms   https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit  is a great place to start a good kit to have in three place – Home – Car – Work A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items: Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert Flashlight First aid kit Extra batteries Whistle to signal for help Dust mask...

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Working at night – PC Night Mode & Desk Lamp

I have odd hours I sleep – I can’t break it – I sleep in 4-hour chunks. But sometimes at night I like less eye strain and was turning down the brightness on my monitor. Don’t get me wrong this helps, but there are much better ways. A few that I just found out about. The first one is built into windows and can easily be turned on and off. Using the Magnifier to turn on Night Mode: Directions: Windows “Aero” must be enabled. Also, “Magnifier” – a standard Windows feature – must be installed. Unless you have explicitly disabled...

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Saving Memories…..

Just was thinking about one of my first trips to Florida with my Parents.  I remember we stopped after many many hours of riding in the car to sleep at a motel on the way  down. If I remember after 40 years I think we stopped at Charlotte and on the way to breakfast I remember finding a dollar bill in the parking lot. I saved that in my little red pencil box of Memories from that trip. I had a bunch of things stored in this box. I had state park maps, Disney Maps, Post cards,  pebbles from the beach, along with Shells and various trinkets a 8 year old would love. Do you remember any memory boxes you made as you grew up? Did you have a box of treasures? What did you...

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Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY Today, Mickey Mouse was introduced in the Short – Steamboat Willie – November 18th, 1928 – although you saw Mickey first in “Plane Crazy” a test screening. Mickey is the mascot of the Walt Disney Company, and you might know him by his Red shorts, yellow shoes and white gloves. He is as you might have guessed on of most recognized cartoon characters of all time. He has been in over 100 films, including one of my favorites Fantasia (1940) I loved him trying to be the sorcerer. “I only hope that we never lose sight of...

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