My scanners are going full tilt. The local police seem to be pulling over everybody with an out of state plate today. They must be behind on their quota.
Bad time for the EMT/Fire people too. Old people out splitting wood, they start getting chest pains and decide they are having a heart attack. There's one of those on the scanner right now, as I type this. Seems like people wait too long to get their wood in, especially older people.
Took the truck out for a run this morning. I haven't had it on the road in awhile. It's always a pain, having to stop the vehicle, open the gate, drive through, then stop again and shut the gate. But it beats coming home and finding I've been cleaned out. Before I built the gate, I always had people coming up the trail to "see what was up here", as I have mentioned before. Even worse, once they got up there to the house, most of them couldn't turn around in the limited space available and I had to move my vehicles and get them turned around. No more.
I can't remember if I ever mentioned this particular magazine before. It's different, because it isn't published by a big magazine outfit. As far as I can tell, a couple of survivalists started it on a shoe string. They're home based in Florida. It's actually a pretty good magazine. Comes out every other month (or so), and they mail it well wrapped in plastic. It also has a white cover over it so nobody can see what it is. I'm sure my mail lady thinks it's a porno mag like Playboy, but I can live with that.
You can get it in paper, or you can get it on Kindle. I still have a paper subscription but when it lapses I will switch over to Kindle. If they are still around. I notice lately their web page has been up and down, which usually implies some financial troubles. Just guessing about that, though.
If the web page is up, and it appears to be right now, here's the link:
One other thing I should mention. If you subscribe, it's up to you to keep track of when you need to renew. They don't send you any notice, the magazine stops coming. I actually like these people pretty well. I called down there once to see about my subscription, and one of the owner/editors answered the phone. He asked me if I could call back in awhile because he had to go pick up his grandson at school. I told him sure. I like that kind of person better than some slick who just blows me off when I call with a problem or question.