For those of you who have never even seen snow, this could be a memorable week! Hopefully, your Host Family has spent some time educating you about the dangers of snow. Also, hopefully your Host Family has planned ahead and is prepared for a few days, or more, without power.
For my readers, please stay off the roads, keep your sidewalks and walkways into and out of your home clear. Hopefully you have not yet lost power, but if you do, be sure to use candles or kerosene lamps with care. If you are using a generator or even a space heater, make sure to have proper ventilation. It is a very good idea to fill the bathtub or gallon jugs with water for bathing or flushing. Homes like mine, with individual water and sewer systems, can be self-sufficient or crippled in a power outage. Be sure to have plenty of bottled water, non-perishable foods, and flashlights with batteries on hand. We also have a generator.
This storm is no time to fool around with Mother Nature. This is a great time to set up a camera to take pictures each hour to see the snow build on your porch or backyard. It is also best to get outside and clean the snow every few hours, tomorrow, so that you do not wait until all 36 inches of snow has fallen before you attempt to clean it. You will be sorry if you wait!
I can’t wait to see all the FB shares and pictures from the storm. Hopefully, we will not lose power, but if we do, I hope to see all of you at our next event. That is this Sunday, 11am ice skating at the Alex and Ani City Center at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence, RI.
Here is praying all of my Host Families and Au Pairs remain safe throughout the storm and come together for friendship and fun this weekend. Contact me, Joan Lowell, your Go Au Pair Local Area Representative in RI, at 401.309.1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you all after the blizzard!