February 13, 2008

Getting ready

In the midst of guest preparations now. I've got quite a bit done already and just have a few food things to work on, plus making sure we're presentable. Tomorrow my older two girls are going to 'Granna's' for the day while I work on packing. (Thanks Mom!)Guess what? I haven't packed a thing yet!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't even have a suitcase for the girls' clothes!!!!!!!! Actually, I"m waiting for someone to bring me one that I'm borrowing, so there's an excuse. No, I do have everything we need, and it's grouped together, just not packed yet. Mainly because we use the stuff we need to pack so I have to wait till the last minute.

I'm going to transport kefir grains, yogurt starter and sourdough starter- I hope they make it :) Surely they will do fine in the ice chest. Our plan is to get everything done tomorrow night so that all we have to do Friday is get up, get dressed and get in the car. We are leaving around 5am. ('and there was much rejoicing, yay...') We have to make it to Springfield, Illinois. Yes, it will be a looooonnnng day. We are taking the computer and camera, however dh's parents do not have a fast internet connection, so I don't know if I will even attempt to blog while there :)

Anyways, that's all. Oh, and if anyone has any tips on being prepared for snow emergencies while driving, please pass them on. We want to be prepared.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Okay, here are tips from a Northerner...blankets, candles, flashlights. Bring some food, water, and if you can get those "hand-warmers" that you just "crack" and slip in gloves, get those. Usually they have them at Wal-Mart or an outdoor's store. I would also dress in "layers" so if you get warm in the car you can just take something off, and it would be easier to get to rather than diggin in suitcases. Those are my tips...hope that helps! Be safe and have a good trip!