Cold today. Yesterday was rainy in the morning, but dried up and got hot in the afternoon. Temps started dropping in the late afternoon and it was down to 42F at 11pm. Wind was variable but quite gusty. Stuff was blowing around in the yard and driveway. Today is supposed to be cold with overcast. Joy.
Did my pickups. Got some stuff for the BOL. Got some stuff for this household. Picked up a couple of small things to resell to pay for the rest and one item for my hobby.
Got stuff to donate to school. White man’s burden? Noblesse oblige? Can’t call it either, but in our district they definitely expect parents with the means to step up and contribute in some way to the schools and the district in general and there isn’t a lot of diversite’ above certain income levels. It’s not just income though, it’s free time and the ability to work at something effectively. The loss of the fraternal service organizations and their ‘women’s auxiliary’ and the womens service clubs was a nearly fatal blow to US society and western culture. “Moms’ Clubs” and other informal groups are stepping up, but they lack the continuity and structure of the old groups. The transition from high trust to low trust is everywhere and increasingly common.
Stuff for the BOL is piling up. I need to close so we can start moving stuff out of my spaces and out to the country. Unfortunately, unless the title company pulls their head out of their backside, I don’t think we’ll be closing on Monday.
There is the additional macroeconomic consideration too. We transferred a bunch of money into one place, in preparation for buying the BOL. Now Canada has gone and said they will seize bank accounts if they feel like it. That SHOULD cause a bank run. There is some suggestion that at least a low key bank run is happening. A real bank run could cause widespread damage and disruption worldwide, but certainly in their largest trading partner, the US. So, I want to get the transaction done without delay, so as to avoid getting screwed if the banks shut down.
And all of the vehicles need maintenance of some kind. Ranger and Expy need oil changes. Expy is going to need new front brake pads soon. Wife’s minivan probably needs everything… it never ends.
The house still needs all the stuff it needed a couple of months ago, with the only exception being that the water heater is installed and making hot water. Not completely installed, or anywhere near finished, but installed.
After a month or two of feeling resigned, I feel like fighting again. Not rested, but going back at it anyway.
I’m stacking, hopefully the right things, and you should be too.
(and congrats to everyone that is, Mr Lynn, Mr Atoz, and anyone else who is trying out a prep, or stacking.)