Cool and wet. Although the forecast doesn’t have any rain for our area, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Yesterday was rainy throughout. Lots of thunder, lots of rain in the morning, with more rain and heavy wind gusts all through the day.
I did inside stuff. Marginally productive inside stuff, testing a couple of things, organizing some stuff, but mostly not doing much despite all the movement. I did find some meds in my travel kit, and that helped. I’ll be chasing my prescription today, and taking more steps to stack it up. I can not skip it if I need to. Not if I want to be active and effective.
Kids spent the whole day by themselves. My wife ran errands and made cookies. Yummy PILES of cookies. I made 2 pounds of bacon for breakfast. It got eaten too. Dinner was pulled pork from cans that our Costco carried for a while. I drain them, heat them, and add BBQ sauce. Served them on King’s Hawaiian rolls. Some leftover carrots, baked beans, and fresh onion filled out the plate. The pulled pork isn’t as versatile as the chicken but it makes a nice change of pace and was widely available and not expensive.
Today I’m at home, while my wife goes into the office, so I’ll be doing at home stuff. I hope to be a bit more productive today. Since I’m not going to be allowed to solve the country’s problems today, I’ll have to keep working on my own.
On the wuflu front, we should be seeing peaks from the Thanksgiving spread this week and next. We’re up, but not storing the dead in freezer trucks, and I’m very glad for that.
On the national insurgency/coup/civil war, it’s just getting started. Pretty sure lots more is coming. Someone online pointed out that the dems are not confident. They aren’t dancing in the street. They and their propaganda arm are doing their best to gaslight, censor, restrict, and obfuscate, but if they were confident they’d be a whole lot more “in your face” about it. I find that heartening, but ultimately, I think the deep state and a bunch of others had their Quisling ‘peace in our day’ moment. The cheaters know they cheated. The others know they cheated, and they decided NOT to kick off CWII this week. I think they haven’t bought nearly as much time as they think they have. I guess we’ll see.
We’ve got a bit more time to get our stuff straightened out. I could load a box truck here at the house if I was serious and had somewhere to SEND all this stuff. I might just have to. I did make two ebay sales yesterday. I think my net was $40. That isn’t going to buy much in the way of preps… and it’s not clearing stuff out fast enough. I usually move the equivalent of two pallets at the March hamfest swapmeet. That isn’t happening this year either. On the plus side I figured out how to get more stuff thrown away, even if I can’t get the forklift running right. I’ll cut it up and move it piece by piece, instead of moving it then cutting it up at the dumpster. There’ll be a lot more handling of the stuff, but I’ve got the equivalent of a 53 foot tractor trailer taking up space I need for other things. I won’t get it all back, I’m keeping some of the shipping containers, but they’ll nest to a degree. I just need to find 10 hours during the day when I can go do it, and when it’s not raining.
Where did I go wrong? I kept buying stuff long after it stopped selling. I’ve found myself doing the same with preps… I get a bug that I should pick up item x, and keep doing so long after I should have recognized I’ve got enough x and moved to y. So take stock of what you have, where you need to be, and how you hope to get there. You might be surprised by the hills and the valleys in what you thought was level ground.
I’m sure there are valleys to be filled by more stacking. And if not, it’s time to level up skills. A good scanner for Christmas and leaving it on while you work so you can get an idea about what’s going on in your area might be a place to start, if you’ve got the rest taken care of… or start working on your HUMINT so you can get a feel for the restlessness of the natives. Get out of the house and talk to some people, at a safe distance of course.
Figure out your needs and keep stacking them.