Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weekend Assignment: 10/20/2016

Hurricane Matthew roared through our area on October 7th, it'll be 2 weeks tomorrow.   Roads had to be closed due to flooding, destruction and downed trees which resulted in food delivery trucks having a really hard time getting to the stores in our area.  (Several of the roads are still closed and impassable.)  After the worst was over, store shelves started emptying and there was nothing to put back on them.

Yesterday we had to go to one of the hardest hit areas and while there stopped in at Sam's Club.  This is what the meat areas looked like ...

look at all that empty space ...

there was nothing in the back to replenish the shelves with ...

... it wasn't just meats either ... (You can see the reflection of the food from across the isle, but these shelves were empty.)

We asked why there were so many empty shelves and were told that they were waiting on trucks.  This is almost 2 weeks after Hurricane Matthew hit!

Down the road at Walmart they were only letting 100 customers in at a time due to not having water restored yet.  Sam's Club didn't have any water either ... bathrooms at both places were closed.  This meant fewer people could get in the store to shop, they were lined up outside waiting for their turn.

Our weekend assignment this week is a little bit different but is one that I hope you will take seriously ...

What would happen if you went to the grocery store and the shelves were empty or you had to wait in a long line to even get in the store?  Don't think it can't happen in our modern world of transportation and travel, it can and it is!

Your assignment is simple, truthfully answer this question ...

Look around at your pantry, what would your life be like if you were limited on what you could get at the grocery store and when you could get it?  

This should be a sobering question!

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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A Working Pantry is more than just about food! It's about household items needed to keep my home running smoothly readily available when needed.  It's about keeping a gift trunk so that I'm ready for any gift giving occasion.  It's about a lifestyle.  It's about keeping my home and looking well to the ways of my household and it's about doing it all as frugally as possible.  I hope you enjoy what you read here.

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