Let’s talk about the importance of keeping the commandments, and how as mothers we need to set the example as we follow the Lord and his prophets and provide for our families in times of need.
I have been informed the amounts of grain were 400 pounds per person per year when President Hinckley said this in 2002. The amounts of grain have now been down sized because the saints have not been following the commandments, and saying it is too hard. This year, the amounts of grain asked to be stored is a mere 300 pounds per person. That means that the handcart saints and those prisoners of war had much more to eat than you will if you follow the new revised guidelines for the church.
- They are very simple to put up in your windows.
- Measure your window.
- Unfold the blanket. Yes, it will be large, and thin, and you think you'll never be able to do it. If I can figure it out, then you can do it, even with my less than stellar instructions.
- Now just using a pair of scissors cut the mylar blanket about 3 to 5 inches larger than you need.
- Wet a washcloth... do not wring it out all the way, leave it dripping, but not so much that you leave puddles all over. You'll get the hang of it on your second window. The first will be the hardest.
- Wash the window with the wet washcloth, leaving the window wet and dripping.
- Take the top edge of the blanket in your hands, and place it at the top of the window glass. It can extend a bit in each direction, because you are going to cut it to fit. The blanket is going to stick to the wet window, and leave you frustrated. Just keep adjusting, and rewetting until you get the blanket in the position you need over the entire window.
- After the blanket is in place and your happy with it. Then use a dry wash cloth and start from the center of the window and wipe upwards and outwards, and then downwards, all over the window until you have the blanket down, and in place. You can always lift the edges, and wipe again with the wet and dry washcloths until you have it like you need.
- Now either using a razor blade or the edge of the scissors blade cut the blanket close the the edges of the window all the way around, being careful to not tear the blanket.
- Discard the scraps of mylar blanket, and now on to the next window.
- In windows that get a lot of sun, or the temperature changes all the time, you may have to redo the mylar film on occasion because the thin film of water underneath that makes the mylar cling to the window dries up, and then the blanket starts to fall off the window.
- In those couple of windows I have that problem with, I have put the mylar up in the window, and then used Scotch Tape to spot hold it in place to the window frame.
- You are right, I can hear you now. It's not the most attractive thing on your windows, but you are doing this to make you and your family comfortable.