One of the things that is critical in GTD is trusting your system. You have to really believe in your collection systems, or you won't use them. When that breaks down, the system breaks down. You have to know something will be in the right folder, or on your calendar, because if you lose faith, you will quit using it.
I'm having a faith issue with a different collection point - my freezer. Once again, we are out power, so far for about 36 hours and counting. Although I live in a fairly urban/suburban area, I also live on a tree-lined street in southern New England, and the weather can be harsh. In the past several years we've lost all of our cold food more than once, and it's heart breaking. I haven't gotten too far into OAMC (once-a-month cooking) and this is precisely why. I can't trust that we will have consistent power to keep too much in the freezer!
I'm not sure how to bridge this gap, short of buying a generator. Although I can do my best to keep things full with ice and not open the freezer when the power is off, I don't really feel like potentially exposing myself or my family to contaminated food.
Ideas on how do learn to trust my freezer? See this from a different perspective?