236 Family From The Heart – A Typical Week

by Cliff Ravenscraft on December 8, 2012

in Family From The Heart

In this episode of Family From The Heart, Stephanie and I discuss the following:

– Some things are better not liked on Facebook!
– Best Mac & Cheese Ever!
– Meagan's science report.
– Stephanie's sewing space
– Is The World Going To End On December 21st?
– So many dumb ways to die!
– Cliff helped McKenna with math homework
– Yet Another Dental Nightmare
– Matthew's Lego League at NKU
– Great Date Night
– Argo Movie Review
– Our family doesn't know how to sit still

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  • crunchycoach

    Cliff, Stephanie often calls you “Clifford” at the beginning of this show.
    Why are people stocking up for the end of the world? We will all be gone….As for me, I am ready to go home to be with my Father anytime. Whatever happens, I’m not scared. I also heard a few months ago that the date was actually some time in July, so we are safe. 
    “Dumb Ways To Die” sounds like Weird Al Yankovic lyrics. ;)
    How are your ribs feeling, Cliff? You haven’t mentioned them since you first broke them.

  • @crunchycoach Some people have been watching a lot of the show “Revelution” and believe that the power will out go out but that we will still be here.
    We’re not scared here either.  We have not been given a spirit of fear. ;)
    Ribs are almost completely healed.  Back to the treadmill today. ;)

  • crunchycoach

    @Cliff Ravenscraft Yay RE ribs! :)

  • FredFirestine

    When you were talking about the end of the world, tying in the Y2K scare, etc. which I think was a good comparison, you mentioned that “During Hurricane Sandy, people lost electricity for a while, and they were OK.” Since I live close to a part of Long Island that was devastated by Sandy, I learned what it was like to lose electricity, phone service (no longer provided by the more reliable old telephone lines), and also a sudden gasoline shortage. Many friends and acquaintances had some portion of their homes flooded, requiring evacuation. We had traffic signals out of order all over the place. “Cash only” became commonplace at gas stations as they were being slowly and infrequently supplied, and also at some stores trying to function without their usual systems. So yes, we did survive, but there were outbreaks of violence, criminal activity, and lots of cold days and nights. It definitely was not “business as usual” for a couple of weeks. I don’t think I will ever become a survivalist, stocking up for the end of the world, but it’s definitely good to be prepared.

  • @FredFirestine Fred.  Thank you so much for sharing the situation from your perspective.  I live in such a rural area, It’s hard for me to imagine what it must be like when things like this happen in a city where there are so many people living so close together.
    I’ll never forget the first time I visited cities like Chicago, New York City, etc.  City life, like that, seems so foreign to my day to day living that I didn’t really think about just how important it would be to have a good stock of food rations on hand.
    I’ll keep this in mind the next time I’m faced with the idea of “stocking up” for emergencies. :)
    Ps. I’m so glad that you made it through that tough situation!  Praying that the city will recover soon.

  • FredFirestine

    @Cliff Ravenscraft Thanks Cliff! Our family was fortunate, because the worst we had to endure was nine days without electricity, throwing away the refrigerated food, and some big tree branches to clear away from the house. There’s still an old phone line (I think that’s what it is) hanging from the wires in front of our yard. No one wants to claim it or fix it, I guess.  :-)We had a very moving church service a week after the hurricane, when people started coming together to help each other, and our pastor delivered a message of hope. We definitely should remember how people from near and far came to help, too.

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