You can tell it's getting to be Fall. The sun sets earlier and rises later. I was up and ready to go at four thirty this morning, but it wasn't light enough to work outside until almost seven. I got the morning chores done, now I'm going to have breakfast.
After that, I am going to Walmart. I heard on the CB last night that a shipment of 9mm came into Walmart last evening. If I go early enough, I can perhaps get three boxes. I don't need any more ammo, but I've been buying it for so long it's hard to stop and the price is good. According to the fellow on the radio, the Walmart has canned corned beef and canned roast beef as well. That's a new "Great Value" product, and the two types of canned beef have been selling out as soon as they hit the shelves. You can't find large sacks of rice or beans, and the man who was there recently said none were on the shelves when he was there.
CB is useful for tuning in to the local chatter boxes and keeping abreast of what's going on in the county at the grass roots level. I don't do a lot of transmitting unless I really need to, because if you do everybody knows you are "out there."
Today I need:
- dog biscuits
- soap (for the storage supplies)
- dish soap (for storage)
- hot sauce (for strorage)
- dog food
- cat food
- ferret food
- chicken scratch
- coffee (for storage)
- rice and beans if available in quantity (for storage)
- salt (for the store room)
- shampoo (for the storeroom)
I have spent very little on supplies in July and August. Instead, I've used up the things in storage as much as I could. Winter is coming, and I always rotate my entire stored water supply and as much of the perishable food and household items as I can before winter comes. That way everything is fresh, as much as possible at any rate.
I have 24 cans of coffee stored, but having just finished another of the A. American books I have decided to increase the amount on hand. Same with TP, I'm doubling the amount I store. I already bought more cooking oil , more Crisco, more canned cheese and butter, and replaced a lot of the things like powdered milk and sugar I used up from the long term storage supplies.
I'd like to hand this place over to the kids in good order, with everything they would need in hard times. I think we'll get those events in my life time, but I don't see how they can be staved off much longer than that at best. So, most days I work on something or other, because there's never a time when one of the buildings, or a drainage ditch, or the Jeep trail, or something, doesn't need repairs.
Even the obscenely dishonest main stream media can't disguise the fact that things are deteriorating fast. When you hear things like "seasonally adjusted" statistics on unemployment, or " statistically adjusted" economic numbers, you know they are lies. All you have to do is open your eyes as you travel around to see how things are though. Bad things are happening now. They're going to get worse and eventually, probably sooner rather than later, they are going to start happening here. When that day comes, there will be things I didn't get done, and equipment or supplies I needed but didn't buy. At least I'll know I did the best I could.