Forecast says “clear” for the next two days at least. Monday started out very gusty, with spatters of rain while I was putting the kids in the car, but it soon cleared up. Today should be clear all day, but I’m sure it will be humid and hot.
Because I’ll be doing some work in the attic. HVAC guy came yesterday and did whatever poking around he needed to do to get the job actually started. I’ve got a feeling it will be about 80% of what we want, it’s costing more than the luxury system quote from two years ago, and I think the work will be pretty haphazard. BUT, he got the unit we needed, and the approved ductwork, and the system has been patched and babied along for two extra years past its failure point. I NEED to get new stuff installed. And for that to happen, I need to clear space in the attic for them to work. That will be … difficult and a pain in my sweaty backside.
On top of that, I have the normal weekly stuff to do, and I am supposed to be taking stuff to auction today and tomorrow. Which probably will not happen if I’m in the attic all day.
I did get a few things done yesterday. Did a billable half day of work for my client. AT&T has pushed all the conduit to his property, they just need to get fiber in it, and make the final several hundred foot push to the house. It looks like they hope to light up the rest of his neighbors too at some point. There are lots of drops along the way to his house.
More food got put away. The $2/pound pork loin got turned into three roasts, and one got eaten for dinner. The others joined their piggy friends in freezer camp. I opened a can of cajun style lima beans as a side, didn’t tell anyone what they were besides “beans” and not only did they get eaten, my wife actually called them good. It must have been the butter and bacon crumbles.
Also got 40 pounds of flour into buckets. 20 pounds per 5 gallon bucket, a paper plate, and a couple of hand warmers to eat the O2. Those buckets will go to the BOL. My wife notably didn’t say anything about the 40 pounds of flour sitting in the living room until I could pack it. I think she’s coming around to the idea of shortages. It would be hard not to given the news and predictions from every direction. Yet there will be people crying that ‘nobody told us’. I’M telling you, there will be shortages, and some people are going to be very hungry, both here, and pretty much everywhere else. Dust Bowl, Great Depression, soup kitchen levels of hungry, only without the civility of a homogeneous society. That last point should be top of your mind too.
Ammo prices have come down slightly and availability has increased. I’m even seeing sales on large quantities. Some places have complete uppers for sale again too. If you’ve been waiting, this is as good a time as any.
ATF has new rules ready to go into effect. We may be facing whatever comes with what we’ve got. And something bad, really bad, is coming. The DHS created a department to police thought and word. That’s how far we’ve come, and the direction we’re going. They didn’t ‘float a trial balloon.’ They created it and staffed it. Just like that. With no lead up or indication ahead of time. Once we’re on a war footing, even the token resistance from conservatives will be stifled in the name of the war effort. It’s all happened before, it can happen again.
So stack it high. And hide it well. You’ll need it.