Thursday, August 20, 2015
Hurricane Danny. The sun was out when I started writing this. Pouring now.
Hurricane Danny is the first of the season. The weather channel says it will cause some issues in the Caribbean but will weaken and be a non event by the time it reaches the continental U.S.
If it does at all. You can track it through this link: National Hurricane Center
When I sat down to write this, I had just come in off the porch and the sun was out. Before I even finished the title, I heard rain on the roof and it's flooding now. Twenty years ago, this was normal for summer. There would be a thunderstorm every afternoon, then the sun would come out. I'm not used to it anymore though.
At least I got into town and back before the rain. Living Ready had a new magazine out.
I've never seen anything from Living Ready in a grocery store before. I have always purchased their infrequent magazines by going on line. Actually, it's been so long since they published a magazine I thought they'd decided to get out of the business. They seem to be primarily oriented towards on line sales of equipment and supplies. I keep up with them because they strike me as being more as a group of like minded people than they do as a "business."
While I was in town, I bought $100 worth of groceries. It amounted to four plastic bags, and that's it.
When a pack of beef hot dogs is $6.00, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I did pick up some ferret food and dog food and that's expensive too. Diesel is down, going for $2.43 and gasoline is just above the $2.20 mark. When I was in Tennessee last week they had regular for $1.99.
Last night I did something I almost never do. I cooked a meal. Made myself chili and rice, and a big pan of cornbread. It's really too much trouble , especially cleaning up, but every once in awhile I take the time. I've got all this cast iron cookware, I feel like I should use it sometime.
Not much else to report from the top of the mountain. For all those who watch "Alone" (even my mom and my brothers little boy get together at Grandma's to watch it), the show has been renewed and they will soon be looking for the cast. Anybody want to give it try. No whiners, wimps, guys in touch with their female side, or plain old Chicken S--ts will get in this time, I hope.