07:57 – Barbara and I were married 31 years ago today. It sure doesn’t seem that long. If I didn’t know better, I’d say it felt like maybe eight or nine years. Ten, tops.
12:18 – For those of you who are building emergency car kits, here’s something you might want to get while the getting’s good. I just noticed that one of Amazon.com’s third-party vendors is again selling Polar Pure water treatment bottles. I just ordered two of them for Barbara’s and my car emergency kits, at $20 each plus $4 shipping. These things are the gold standard in portable water purification. They’ve been off the market for several years, ever since the DEA put crystal iodine on their controlled list. My guess is that the DEA will shut down this company in the real near future, so if you’d like one or more of these, grab them now while they’re still available. Their shelf life is unlimited, and they’re rated to purify 2,000 quarts/liters each.