Day: March 13, 2023

Mon. Mar. 13, 2023 – Spring Break! for us anyway

Cooler and supposed to be clear.   I’m hoping for light overcast and  a breeze as we are supposed to go to the carnival at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo.   It was mostly overcast Sunday, with some sun in the afternoon.

I got the back yard weed whacked and then mowed.   Used the blower attachment to clear pin oak leaves out of everything.   Cleaned the fish pond of leaves, and cleaned the pump filter.  Took down the bird netting around the blueberry bushes so I could weed and blow the leaves.   Used the rototiller attachment to loosen some dirt in the front yard.   I’d like to plant a small flowering tree in the spot, but will settle for wildflowers for now.  The ashy clay soil was rock hard.

It was an ‘outdoor’ day.  Didn’t get to the gas engines on the list, but them’s the breaks.

Today I’ve got stuff to do in the morning, then rodeo in the afternoon.   Sold a freezer locally to one of my hobby guys, and one up at the BOL.  I’ve got to get the BOL one loaded up, along with two steel cabinets, and all the stuff for this trip north.

There is always a bunch of stuff headed up too.

I’ve gotta admit the bank failures have me more nervous than usual.   And I’m not surprised that the pols will cover the depositors despite them not being insured.   Because why let people suffer consequences from their informed choices?    This isn’t over.  Where there is one, there are many, and the good times are coming to an end.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.  Don’t put more eggs in the basket than there is legit insurance to cover- you don’t have friends in high places.   Have cash on hand for your needs- you’ll have to decide on the time period yourself, but I’d say at least a couple months worth of bills.   Think HARD about having cash money sitting in banks.   Gold, jewelry, land, food, guns, guitars, ammo- whatever you choose, it should be durable and fairly easy to convert to something else of value, or ideally, provide an income stream.   I turned my bank balance into a BOL, and am continuing to turn cash into infrastructure up there.  Yes there are downsides and risks to all those physical things.   There are risks to cash  in the bank too.  Nope, crypto and the stock markets aren’t  good places.  One is based on fantasy, the other is gambling against insiders, neither is a good bet right now.

War profiteering looks like a growth area…

Private security services will be too, as long as there is something to pay with and get paid with.

Stack up some things of value.


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