Since they are "predicting" an icy, winter mess for Thursday in the area, it can't hurt to make sure your car is prepared if you run off the road or get stuck in nasty traffic.
Some tips from State Farm list the 7 items you should always keep in your car and what to do if you ever find yourself stranded on the side of the road.
According to State Farm, the seven items are:
When State Farm and KRC Research surveyed 1,010 drivers nationwide, they found that 99 percent of us have at least one of these items in our trunk, but only 9 percent have all seven. And that's not all. You should open your trunk at least twice a year and test the equipment to make sure it's working properly. After all, a flashlight with dead batteries won't do you any good. Make sure the spare tire is inflated, the first aid supplies are current and the water is fresh. Also, be sure your cell phone charger is compatible with either a power outlet or a USB port in your car. Communication capability can be the number one lifeline in some roadside emergency cases.
What do you do if you find yourself stranded on the side of the road? State Farm offers this advice:
A friend of mine was telling me that her 11 year old son asked to buy his "girlfriend" a Valentine's Day gift. She said, what do you mean like a card or some chocolates? He said, I want to buy her a necklace!! She talked him into the chocolates! ;-)
I think its super sweet that he wanted to buy her something! And then I wondered, what age do you let your kids spend their money (or yours) on real gifts for their Valentine?
I told my husband this story and he immediately rattled off the name of the girl he gave his first real gift to at 14...and it was a necklace. I also remember my first real Valentines Day with a boyfriend. His name was Kristopher and he surprised me by singing outside my window on Valentines Day! We were 15.
So maybe I will let my girls get in on the real gift giving early. They are memories that last a lifetime!
Who was your 1st Valentine?
Its Celebration of Love week! And a professor at Bowling Green State University has done a number of studies on romantic behavior. He asked adults between the ages of 18 and 79 what the most romantic behavior is --
and here's the top ten: