This month has been a blur. Believe it or not, there were areas of the county that didn’t get their power back on until right before Thanksgiving. I was really upset for the people who were without power for that long. It’s just incomprehensible. Even though most of the people who live out in the more remote parts are used to occasional power outages and have generators, for many of them it costs around $30 to $40 a day in gasoline to keep them powered. Who can afford that for a long time?
We don’t have a generator here, and it’s something that we go back and forth on a lot. I think eventually we’ll probably get one, but it’s just an expense we don’t have budgeted at the moment, especially with Christmas right around the corner.
One thing we were prepared for was being without water during the outage. The generator for our town pumps and filters got damaged in the hurricane, so when the power was out, our water was as well. After the derecho when we were without water, we started stockpiling. While we’re nothing like the preppers you see on TV, it was a bit of a relief to know we had a supply of water for cooking, bathing and cleaning when the power went out.
Since June, every time we finish up a gallon of milk, I clean the bottle out, add a little bit of bleach, and then put that in the garage. We used those gallons in the empty milk containers for flushing the toilets. Also, every time we finished a bottle of soda, we cleaned that out and filled it with water, and stored that down in the basement. I’ve been dating and rotating that water as we’ve been storing it.
I’ve read that the water can be saved in old soda bottles for up to six months, but for me I’ve been rotating them out after two. I bring up a bottle and use it for the coffee maker and the pet’s water bowls. It was just a relief not to have to think about water during the outage, and also to have extra water on hand to give to our neighbors so they could flush their toilets too.
Earning money was pretty much the last thing on my mind this past month, and I really didn’t have a ton of online time over the past few weeks. Just about 2 hours a day was my average. In spite of that, I was pleasantly surprised to close out the month over goal, ending up at $327.69
There were five position changes in the referral programs last month, and sadly the drop of SuperPoints. As always, FusionCash remains the grand winner high above the rest. And, of course, the standard disclaimer. Amounts earned are total since joining; your results may vary.
|November 2012 Ranking Results|
|Gomez Peer Zone||57.24||0|
|Instant Cash Sweepstakes||36.33||5|
|Jill’s Click Corner||2.09||5|