Cool and on the edge of a weather system, so we might be getting some rain. I think the grass could use some, but my list would benefit from another day of dry. We did get just a spritz in the late evening yesterday. It was a bit of overcast and low clouds, mixed with sun throughout the day. Shorts and T shirt weather.
I did mostly homebody stuff yesterday. Laundry. Leaf blower on the dustbunnies. Kitchen clean up. Vac seal and freeze over 20 pounds of sirloin…. that sort of thing. It was very quiet in the house, alone.
Today I will keep plugging away at the list, depending on weather. I won’t have to be home to pick up kid #2 from school in the middle of the day so that expands my options.
I’ve really got to make some progress on my secondary location. I played catch up on the home front, so if the weather allows, I’ll probably head out today.
Time feels like it’s getting short.
There is a feeling of acceleration in the changes going on. There was a comment from Harold here yesterday- “I spent some time in the good old USSR and know firsthand where we are headed. I wouldn’t have believed it a year ago. ” -emphasis added. The old joke is that it goes slowly, then very quickly.
That is what I’m seeing. They are working very quickly to shore up their gains and lock in changes as a fait accompli. The crazy sounding stuff they are proposing sounds perfectly reasonable to them. They have been working toward the goal for a long time, either knowingly or as a willing pawn. They are willing to lie, cheat, and steal. They are certainly willing to have some deaths occur if it furthers their goals. Gotta break a few eggs, don’tcha know…
You may want to accelerate your own preparations. I’m not saying you should do anything that looks like panicking, or anything that is irrevocable, but your bank is ratting you out to the FBI regarding your perfectly legal activities. The three letter agencies have been compromised, and are being weaponized against conservatives. FBI, ATF, SEC, DOJ, are all aggressively coming after conservatives (and ordinary people who are not lefty enough) after conspicuously NOT going after the new
brown shirts shirts of color.
The pattern is for everything to degrade now. Stuff will work, but not as well. That includes social systems. Eventually things will degrade to the point they don’t work at all. Violence will increase. Sectarianism will increase. Things have ALREADY degraded from a year ago, and they have been degrading slowly for a long time. But the pebble is rolling down the hill now, and gathering momentum.
I know, doom and gloom. Show me the rays of sunshine though. Show me where things are getting better consistently. The barbarians are not at the gates, they are among us. We are eating the seed corn of our culture and society. When it runs out, things will get REALLY bad. Who knows how long that will last? Maybe the recovery will be as rapid as the decline, but I don’t think so. I think it’s going to be a long haul. Get yourself ready.
Keep stacking it up.