By heather | September 4, 2008
So I just heard that we’re supposed to have this, like HURRICANE? pass over us? Whaaaaaattt???
The last time this happened (Isabelle – 5 years ago) we were totally not prepared. We also did not have kids so it really wasn’t a big deal, except for not having power for two solid weeks, which meant no air conditioning which sucked because it was like camping and I really, really hate camping.
Brett called to tell me that we need to get prepared and I should make a list. Which normally I’d be turning backflips over getting to make a list, but right now I’m consumed with one ALL CONSUMING worry…
HOW WILL I SAVE THE MILK???????????????????
In case you are lucky enough to be unfamiliar with the little milk storage bags that you fill with pumped leftover breast milk, this is my freezer filled with approximately TWO HUNDRED 6 ounce bags.
Did you get that? OVER TWO HUNDRED.
To say I have a bit of an oversupply problem would be putting it mildly. In case you’re wondering why I never post or comment anymore, this is why. There is a hell of a lot of time and effort and tears in this freezer – these boob cubes are supposed to allow me to pump for 3 months, feed for 6.
If we lose power, these will melt and then will have to be consumed or tossed within 4 days. And I will slowly DIE inside, as I recall all the HOURS hooked up to the milking machine and the soreness and pumping every night at 3am.
Because when in times of peril I turn to the internet to tell me what to do, instead of doing helpful things like making lists as Brett instructed I need someone to tell me…
HOW WILL I SAVE THE MILK?????????????????