Friday, 10 June 2016

09:55 – Barbara is off to the gym and supermarket. Then it’ll be back to kit stuff.

Our driveway is gravel, and Barbara wants to have it paved. We’re going to get quotes. It’s a double-wide driveway and 125 feet long, so it won’t be cheap whether we decide on concrete or asphalt. I’m perfectly happy with gravel, but Barbara really, really wants it paved. So we’ll wait until the house in Winston sells and then get quotes.

Of course, fair is fair. If we have the driveway paved as Barbara wants, I should get to buy something I really, really want, which is another two or three person-years worth of bulk staple foods and some other prepping supplies. I’d also like to get some of our assets transferred into stuff that holds its value. Those dollars in our bank account lose value every month. I’d like to get some of those dollars shifted into stuff like .22LR ammunition, which holds its value over time and is nearly as liquid as dollars. Fifteen years ago, I could have bought .22LR for about two cents a round. Now, that ammo is more like seven cents a round. The value of a round remains the same as it was 15 years ago; it’s the dollar that has lost much of its value over the last 15 years. And the same is true of LTS food.