This would bring the cost to $105 per year to change oil on your car twice a year with Amsoil 7500, 6 month synthetic
oil, or $52.50 per oil change to do it myself. Unlike my van where I change the oil once per year or 15,000 miles I have to change my oil more often (twice a year) on my Toyota because it has an known engine sludge problem. Always Consult the Amsoil Product Interval Guide when selecting an oil to be sure you vehicle is not on the list with known engine manufacturer troubles - (my Toyota is).
Another good idea is to have on hand ample necessary prescription medication and any other over-the-counter
meds one might need in case of coming down with a cold, etc.
Have a plan! This should be priority #1 with any disaster situation. Make a plan, go over it with your family and practice it at least twice per year. Make sure kids know how to dial 911. Teach family members how to shut off gas and water lines. Have a communication plan if the family is separated. Designate a friend or relative who doesn't live in your area as a common contact person and teach your kids how to contact this person. Often it's easier to dial long distance in a disaster situation.
If the home has a fireplace, has it been properly maintained? Does it vent properly? Smoke and embers are both unwelcome and hazardous. It may be necessary to have a qualified professional inspect and clean the bao hanh binh nong lanh ariston
chimney. Also, in what condition is the fireplace's masonry?
Carbon Monoxide is produced by fuel burning appliances such as gas burning stoves that need to be vented to the outside. It is important to check the venting system on a regular basis to see if it has been clogged up. Recently, we inspected a home that had a serious exhaust leak in the laundry that was making the lady sick every time she did laundry and the hot water heater turned on in the room. The exhaust vent had a birds nest in it that was removed.
At work is probably the number one place that people tend to be stressed out. A bad day at the office can leave us feeling like pulling our hair out. Try not to let work get the best of you. If your job is just too stressful, maybe the best thing would be to find something else. I know this is extreme, but if your health is at stake, it might be the best alternative. Sometimes even after getting home from work, the stress is still there. The kids need to get to practices, appointments, social activities and the like. The things that were meant to relax us, tend to only leave us more stressed out. Try to eliminate those activities that you feel aren't necessary.
What I wouldn't have thought of before the 2000 storm is that even next summer or sometime farther in the future, limbs damaged in this storm may fall on unwary passersby. Last week my husband cut eight trees on our property that have died as a result of the 2000 ice storm, and he has many more to go. A few months ago a local woman was injured when struck by a falling tree that was also a victim of the 2000 storm.
Think about giving green gifts for presents when you need to buy people gifts. If you are going to a house warming, give them a case of CFL bulbs for their new home or buy your friends reusable stainless steel water bottles. Even if you do not have gifts to give, think about buying them for yourself.