Hot and clear, some small chance of scattered showers. But mostly it is likely to be hot and hot, with a side of hot. My weather station said 102F in the afternoon yesterday. Granted that was in the sun,but jeez.
Since my back responded well to the stretching, manipulation, and inversion table, I woke feeling pretty good. I decided I didn’t want to screw that up by unloading trash from my truck or cutting the grass. So I spent most of the day online.
Today I have to venture out and collect all the stuff. Metro shelves for the garage and storage. Another bucket of freeze dried food, and a cell booster for my client’s place. A bunch of stuff for the BOL. Typical week. Keep moving as the world does its thing…
Which seems to be continuing on the path we’ve already started down. The drums of war are beating and they won’t stop.* Various items are in short supply, and there are more of them, and the supply is shorter, from what I’m hearing. The money markets are in turmoil. People are starting to buy less, move down scale, and run out of credit card. Home sales are slowing, which is normal when rates increase, but a lot of people are going to feel a lot less rich when they are making two mortgage payments, waiting for a house to sell.
There are HUGE new developments going in all around the Houston metro area in green field developments. They are tearing down warehouse and industrial space to build apartments and condos, and clusters of houses closer in. Everyone in the country seems to be moving to TX or FL. This is historically a boom or bust town, and we’re seeing it again…
But there is a frantic quality to it. People are in a big hurry to get done before the bad thing happens. IDK which bad thing they individually fear, but there is starting to be a sense of wrongness in the population, at least the parts I interact with. And I talk to everyone I can. Store clerks, construction company owners, workers, yard salers, hustlers, professionals, tradesmen, small business owners, other random people. Change is in the air. Not hopeful, good change either. More like dread, and trepidation. Everyone is nervous and unsure, but soldiering on as fast as they can.
8 buckets of rice is 2 dry cups a day for more than 2 years. Including the buckets, it’s about $400. Don’t wish you’d bought them, BUY THEM. You don’t have to get it all this week, but I wouldn’t wait too long. Everyone has room for 8 buckets. Throw a couple big bottles of multi-vitamin in the cart too.
Bob would talk a lot about “iron rations”, food that was enough to keep you alive, but not what you’d eat by choice. There are a lot of details in posts and comments tagged with the keywords on the right. Go and read the posts. But at a minimum, buy and store the rice. It will extend whatever else is available, and it’s the single simplest thing I can think of to recommend doing. Of course there is a lot more, and I urge anyone who hasn’t already to read the stuff at the keywords. Then ACT. It’s really cheap insurance.
That’s the baseline. Build from there. Stack it all.
*”why are the drums going all night?” ” when the drumming stops, the guitar solo starts…”