I’m staring out my window: sunshine, NO snow and a high predicted of 55. This is highly unusual for January. I am beyond relieved. We all know how much I dislike the cold and snow, yes? But, the truth is….I’ve had my eyes firmly fixated on the East for days now….first watching the predictions of ‘Snowmageddon 2015′ and then seeing the less-than-predicted (thank goodness) fall in New York City, but also watching my friends in Boston dig out from underneath Juno’s 30+ inches of snow.
But I can also see this Sunday’s prediction’s of the white stuff here. I may be excited we have been a snow-less January, but I also KNOW we are far from being out of the Winter Zone. February and March have been brutal in the past, so I’m not assuming we’ve escaped unscathed.
For me, this time of year isn’t simply about staring longingly at my favorite pictures of the Caribbean (and trust me – I do PLENTY of that), about bundling up with coats, gloves, scarves and warm boots, about avoiding the icy roads (I beg my husband to drive when the conditions are even vaguely unfortunate as my California blood pressure can’t take it) but about being prepared for Mother Nature to shut us down when it comes to power. Yes, that means no heat and electricity, but it also means #NoWifi or connection to the world the way we are used to connecting right now. While that may not seem like a ‘big deal’ on the surface….many of us no longer use landlines and rely on our cell phones and wifi not only for work, but to stay connected to family and friends for day to day activities – never mind the need to reach out in the event of an emergency.
For the past few months, I’ve been happy to join some brilliant friends in this online space as we’ve partnered with APC by Schneider Electric to feature their Back UPS Connect and now to produce and share with you the Ultimate WiFi Survival Guide. It is FULL of the tips and advice you need to stay safe and connected during storms (hello, Juno! or good heavens….the tornados that typically blanket the Midwest in the Spring) and outages.
The good news is – the guide is easy to read and makes it possible for you to easily be prepared should you find yourself in a #NoWiFi situation anytime in the future. I’m thrilled I was able to share my thoughts and know what you see from my friends will also be helpful.
Click below to take a look (and be sure to let me know what you think!)
DISCLOSURE: I AM HAPPY TO HAVE PARTNERED WITH SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU, THOUGH, AS ALWAYS ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MINE AND MINE ALONE.