(While this is trucker strike is long over, keep in mind that life can turn on a dime.)
I am not a Doomsday prophet. I can not predict the future. I do know we need to be aware of what is happening that will affect us in the near future.
I am a senior citizen who is well read, educated and conerned about the state of Union in the United States.
The government of the United States shut down over a week ago. Here is a USA.gov link that briefly lists those who will be immediately affected. http://www.usa.gov/shutdown.shtml
What is next?
It is my understanding that there are convoys of truckers heading to Wahington DC for October 11 through the 13th (2013)to make a strong statement that we must get the government back to work. Independant truckers will not be hauling goods across the country for those 3 days. Every single American will feel the effect of trucks not delivery groceries or fuel.
Take a look at the images I posted. Those items fly off the shelves when times aare uncertain and trucks can not deliver fresh commodities and necessities.
- grocery stores
- gas stations
- school buses
- emergency servies
It may be a bumpy ride
- How do we protect our children when so much may shut-down that the kids stay home from school?
- How do we shield our children from the news broadcast should things get ugly?
- How we tell the kids we can’t buy milk for their cereal?
- How do you tell the kids they have to walk because there is no gas for the cars?
I have no perfect answers for what may or may not happen. I have the feeling few regular folks know the answers either.
Plan ahead for the worst case scenario
- Stay calm.
- Stock up your cupboards asap in case there is a run on groceries.
- Make sure you have necessary medications and first aid supplies.
- Fill up your gas tank in case there is a run on gas. Then don’t drive anywhere unless you must.
- Limit the news watching. Send the kids off to play when you do watch the news.
- Help your children to understand that you are the parents and you will be take care of them.
- Calmly explain to the kids that you all will be on a tighter budget for a while. No wasting. You will all work together.
- Do not talk about heavy concerns in front of the kids.
Like I already said, I do not have the answers. I sure do no want to cause a panic, either. I want to express the need for adults to have an emergency plan to fall back on, just in case. I think we do need to take this shut-down very seriously.
(This happened in 2013. But,I think we all still need to be aware that this or something worse can happen again when we least expect it.)
I am Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna saying, Make good choices.”
Now it is your turn
- Do you have conerns about the shut-down and the trucks not hauling?
- How will you plan for a worse case scenario?
- The comment section can be a safe place to discuss our concerns without the kids getting upset.
Source: Nanna’s Spot (Archive)