“After collecting six bottles of water (6pm on Sunday evening was not the time to try to buy water), I filled up every pitcher and water bottle I own. More urgently, I discovered that I was dangerously low on half-and-half. Spending three days stuck in the house drinking only black coffee is almost as horrifying as not having a working toilet, but after several stops, I found some. Phew. Also I have an embarrassing amount of Halloween candy, so I’m set for carbs.
As for light, we managed to dig up a few tiny flashlights and procured a thousand pack (exaggerating, but it was big) of batteries. Also my Malin + Goetz geranium leaf candle is ready to go. (You’re supposed to burn it in tandem with the “tobacco” scent, but mine has been really smoky lately and the last thing I need is the smoke alarm going off on top of having no power. #firstworldproblems). I’ve also downloaded Cloud Atlas on my iPad, but let’s face it–I’ll probably read back issues of US Weekly instead. ”