a) have a good supply of fondue fluid (or alternative cooking means!)
b) always have a good supply of spare batteries
c) have a good appreciation for the CBC radio -- their coverage of
the event and support was essential.
d) always have a backup plan to your backup plan.
e) Always make sure that your laptop has a full charge!
f) Carry a pager so that people can always get in touch with you
g) Put family first over work in situations of emergency. No point
in going to work if the entire house hold is in a mess due to
the storm! Just the emotional support is enough to make it