moneyistooshorttomention wrote: »
Right now - and I think it would be useful to see any links anyone has as to how to handle attempted intimidation and still carry on living a normal life. That applies whatever level the attempted intimidation is being carried on at.
One of the most useful phrases my father said to me at one point years back was to admit that there were situations in which he got frightened...but words to effect of "You cant be frightened-off though. Its human to be frightened..but if you are right you are right...and you keep going. We all get frightened at times (ie normal people in normal situations or the particular situations he was referring to).
elona wrote: »
A family member works for an energy company and has asked me to make sure I have candles etc as she saw how near we came to brownouts or blackouts last year.
DH moved a lot of my stuff including solar energy lamps but I am going to root around and try to find them. Fortunately (as a result of a lot of research) I have a gas hob that should still work if the electrics are off, a "magic cooker" that works like a slow cooker but uses no electric and spare wind up torches etc.
intimidation only occurs with your own permission
Karmacat wrote: »
Wonderbag - please, please, don't spend lots of dosh on one! Get a cardboard box, line it with old blankets, make sure your big casserole fits snugly inside, cover it with more blankets/towels etc. Job done.
I'm doing a posh version of that wooden box, with spare floor vinyl nailed to the sides, insulated with sound insulation foam and solid insulation I went skipdiving for (with permission). A roll of radiator insulation on top of that. Then the softer stuff like old towels etc making the casserole dish snug. Then the top made of more of the same.
jk0 wrote: »
'Oh, it's alright', said Mummy,'There's a little red light that goes on when it's nearly empty.'
How can I get Mum to wise up?
kittie wrote: »
Draw a line on the petrol gauge or stick a very this strip. Tell her again and then walk away. She will only run out once and never again. We all can learn the hard way, even grown up parents
Here’s how to extend them
They’re normally £10
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