When I saw the generators at Meijer (regional grocery chain), my whole power outage strategy changed. With a generator, I could keep my frig and freezer cold indefinitely. Plus, I would have enough power left over to run my stereo and internet connection, maybe even enough for a small reading light.
As I was quickly doing the math as to what size generator I needed, a clerk pointed out that if I used my Meijer card, I would get an additional 15% off my purchase, today only. And given the fact that large areas of West Michigan were without power, I was surprised that Meijer was not sold out. But then again, I would not have expected to see generators at Meijer. So, I really felt that God was leading me to buy this generator. And, so I did. Talk about Divine Providence!
So, with a generator, a 5 gallon gas can and a couple of heavy duty extension cords, I was ready for the worst.