It’s been a bit cooler in the morning lately, not cool as such but cooler. And it was cooler at night last night. Still crossed 100F during the day, and was high 90s in the shade. It’s been a couple of years since we had a run like this, and I’ll be glad when it’s over.
Had my non-prepping hobby meeting. Went to lunch with a couple of the guys afterwards. I don’t usually take the time to do that, and I think I should. Ate at a burger joint near my house that I’ve been driving past for over a decade without going in. It was pretty old school, and the food was good honest and relatively cheap. Clientele bordered on creepy. There were a number of what looked like street people, and some very edgy types. Not a comfortable vibe. No families having brunch on Saturday. We were a group of five and I was glad for it being clear we were all together, and we were ‘self contained’ with social bubble around us. Hard to explain, but we all knew each other, and there wasn’t really an opening for anyone to intrude on that. Not a place I’d willingly take the kids, and I wouldn’t want my wife to go there alone. At least not at 1130am Saturday.
Very valuable intel and important to help me understand the area around my house. I might stop in for lunch or breakfast again, and see if it’s different at a different time. Or I might just mark it “here there might be dragons.”
Meatspace baby, you need to get out of the house. Things are changing rapidly out there in the world, and your mental model probably needs to be updated. Drive down the road you don’t usually take, drive the opposite direction of your normal path, and really look around. I’m betting there will be stuff that surprises you.
If nothing else, it might convince you to further fort up, and stack, because now you’ve seen and smelled some of your neighbors.
Stack some situational awareness this week. And more food.