As Barbara said previously that she wouldn’t be updating today, I’ll open with this post.
Her last update had Bob sitting up in a chair, and sounded like forward progress, which is good news. It’s also becoming very clear that this was a near thing, and Bob is not clear yet. It will be a longer recovery than any of us hoped for. Hang in there Bob, and Barbara, lots of folks are here rooting for you.
In other really good news, we’ve heard from OFD AKA Dave Hardy. He has had some setbacks with his recovery but is continuing his time on this earth 🙂 We were really starting to get worried that something very serious had happened. Hang in there Dave, and drop in once in a while. I’ll extend the same offer to Mrs OFD and Dave, if there is anything we can do, don’t hesitate to ask. There is a large pool of talent and resources here.
Speaking of which, Bob has built a nice community here, and it’s clear that it might be a while until things are back to normal for him. In the mean time, I’ll try to keep the fires burning, or at least keep the coals banked… clearly I’m not him, but I can open a thread, and post some links. If you are in the habit of checking here, please continue to do so. If there is something you’d like to talk about please comment.
Any of you stealth preppers who are used to passing your story through Bob, please consider relaying through me. Those of you actually living the life always have valuable contributions, especially wrt the most mundane aspects. Anyone can do gear reviews or pontificate on the best bushcraft skills to have, but who has practical experience dealing with the <i>ahem</i> ‘output’ of a dozen human beings in a grid down exercise? My email is my last name at aol dot com. I don’t check it often, so there might be a delay if you don’t point me to it in a comment.
That all said, it was mid-40s this am when I let the dog out, and cool with a mostly clear sky as I sent the family off to start their day. Beautiful pink and orange in the sky. Take a moment to notice the world around you, and the beauty in everyday life. You won’t regret it.