Tues. Feb. 11, 2020 – so much to do

Warmish and wet. [not so much, front moved in, 50F and dripping this am]

Had overcast all day but didn’t get any rain until after 9pm, and it didn’t last long.

Spent the afternoon running around doing pickups and drop offs. So much stuff to do normally, and I’m also trying to step up my preps.

I’m going to try to fit in a Costco run today with all the other stuff going on.

I’ve been a bit casual checking my email lately. I’ve got my reader open to my sales addy, hoping to see orders coming in… so I was very pleasantly surprised to see a note from Barbara.

It was in regard to our discussion of Bob’s works in progress. She didn’t want to pursue the fiction book, and had this to say–

The best prepping insights from Bob are what he posted on the site.

All of his previous science and computer books are now pretty much out of date. Those that are still in print can be found on the O’Reilly site.

I want to thank you, Rick, and all of the readers on Daynotes for keeping his ideas and memories alive.


I’m sure I speak for all of us saying “Thank You” to Barbara for supporting our continued efforts here. It’s a unique place on the web, due to Bob and the readers he attracted. It’s been a daily part of my life, and I’d miss it enormously.

Now, off to work. Go forth and prep, because it’s bad, and it will be getting worse.


Friday, 17 June 2016

12:47 – Barbara is down in Winston today running errands. I’m working on kit stuff. We got another quarter inch of rain overnight. Colin is terrified when it rains heavily, presumably because he knows that lightning and thunder is likely. He’ll just have to get used to it, because we have lots of rain, wind, and thunderstorms here in Sparta. Dinner will be leftover chicken tetrazzini with homemade bread. Colin will like that.

This is the time of year when cases of bottles start arriving in droves. I ordered 6,000 30 mL bottles and caps Tuesday. They should arrive sometime today. Once we get those labeled and filled, it’ll be lather, rinse, and repeat until we’re ready for the autumn rush.

Here’s a link to a PDF of a chapter in the prepping book I just finished the first draft of this morning. I haven’t even read through the chapter, so it’s probably a mess. The chapter naming starts with a three-digit number–007, 030, or 365–to indicate whether it’s in the first section (prepping for a week), the second section (a month), or the third (a year). The second number, in the form Cxxx, indicates the provisional chapter number within the book as a whole. This is an early chapter, but I have nearly all of the book in progress at this point.

If you’re interested, please read through it and tell me what you think. All comments are welcome, and many of them will no doubt influence the final form of the book, although obviously I can’t promise to incorporate every suggestion. Please send your comments to me via email, with the chapter title–030-C004-Water-for-a-Month–as the subject line. I’m sure I’ll get a ton of comments on these chapters, so I won’t acknowledge any of the comment emails unless I need clarification.