Essential Eating

As Hurricane Hilary approaches Baja California, Mexico, on its way through San Diego County, we make some preparations. Today, my wife and I topped off our non-perishable foodstuffs in the event of electrical failure or even flooding.

Too bad that I bought frozen goods last week that will be ruined should there be prolonged power outage. Well, better to eat up now than let burgers and burritos spoil. I bought both cases at Costco Business Center, where I took the Featured Image, using Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, on Aug. 10, 2023. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 100, 1/120 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 9:02 a.m. PDT.

Tomorrow, I will top off all devices and check charge on the BLUETTI AC50S 500Wh/300W Portable Power Station that I purchased on March 14, 2020. I am accustomed to batteries bleeding away charge over time, but not the BLUETTI. The thing is amazing at holding full capacity, and when checked every six months (or so) is always ready with no degradation.

Hilary is a Category 4 hurricane at present but expected to greatly diminish after landfall. That said, the U.S. National Hurricane Center has issued the first tropical storm warning ever for Southern California. Wallop is expected from heavy rains and sustained winds.