This morning I saw a friend post on Facebook that anyone in Lubbock needed to boil their tap water before drinking until further notice. Uh oh! That’s where I live… So I looked online and found out what happened. An equipment failure cause a major outage in the whole city, and as a precaution everyone is to boil water. Pretty simple, not so bad.
My honey and I just grabbed another gallon from storage and threw it in the fridge. I ran to Dollar General to get a few things (posting that later) and life went on. When my honey ran to the grocery store to grab something specific for his dinner later, he sent me the above picture of the cleared water shelves with the message, “And this is why we store food and water!”
You can’t tell from the picture above, but our water store goes back a couple feet. We don’t have a TON of water, probably about 15 gallons, but we were definitely not at the grocery store in a panic today.
There are a million reasons to store food, water and other provisions. You could have a natural disaster, your tap water could get contaminated, you could lose your job, or in our situation, your husband could decide to go back to school.
Do you store food and water? Or do you think couponers are hoarders?