Posted: 10/9/2005 4:00:43 PM EDT
You have FEMA's, the Red Cross's, and Catholic Charities's numbers on your speed dialer.
You have more than 300 C and D batteries in your kitchen drawer.
Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti Os.
You are thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood covering your windows.
When describing your house to a prospective buyer, you say it has three bedrooms, two baths and one safe hallway.
Your SS # isn't a secret, it's written in Sharpie on your arms.
You are on a first-name basis with the cashier at Home Depot and Lowes.
You are delighted to pay only $3 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
The road leading to your house has been declared a No-Wake Zone.
You decide that your patio furniture looks better on the bottom of the pool.
You own more than three large coolers.
You rationalize helping a friend board up by thinking "It'll only take a gallon of gas to get there and back"
You have 2-liter coke bottles and milk jugs filled with water in your freezer
Three months ago you couldn't hang a shower curtain; today you can assemble a portable generator by candlelight.
You catch a 13-pound redfish…in your driveway.
You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner's insurance policy.
You have had tuna fish more than 5 days in a row.
There is a roll of tar paper and roofing nails in your garage.
You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work at the Weather Channel.
Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.
Ice is a valid topic of conversation.
Your "drive-thru" meal consists of MRE's and bottled water.
Relocating to South Dakota does not seem like such a crazy idea.
You've been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder and a tree worker.
A battery powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.
You don't worry about relatives wanting to visit during the summer.
Your child's first words are "hunker down".
Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean it's Christmas.
You know the difference between the "good side" of a storm and the "bad side."
Your kids start school in August and finish in July.
If it's a dupe, nuke it...