This morning I've been sitting up in the study, where it's cool. I did go out at dawn, shut off the
I do need to put on some decent clothes, as opposed to my grubby old working clothes,and go over to the park for a walk before it gets too hot.
Sunday morning, the campers will be pulling out and by evening time, there won't be many people there. Maybe I'll just wait til about six tonight and go over for a swim.
M and the kids are leaving for home tomorrow. The kids always say they are leaving in the morning, then they wait til about three in the afternoon and get stuck in traffic trying to get out of the city. If they do that this time, they won't get here till around five in the morning.
I need to go around the bedrooms and put fresh linens on the beds, but other than that all I need to do is be sure I have the things they like to eat and drink here. I'll run into town tomorrow and pick up whatever I need. Their tastes are considerably more extravagant than mine. I don't buy organic foods or expensive wines or beer, but I don't mind getting them for G and E.
Had my coffee and visited Lake Havasu, Sanduval Island, Crystal River, Sedona, Palm Coast and a few other places this morning on the web cameras. Sure do enjoy those.
I have Pandora and I have Sirius XM in the study, so I can watch the video feeds of exotic places, and listen to some smooth jazz at the same time. I really can't justify keeping Sirius XM, from a day to day usage basis. You can narrow down your music genre on Pandora far more efficiently. Pandora is only five dollars a month with no adds, and it works on the Kindle or a computer. Sirius XM only works on my bulky "boom box" receiver, and it cost $18.95 a month.
I justify keeping the Sirius XM subscription because I can get every news channel of any significance on it, as well as other good to know information stations like conservative talk radio. As long as the satellites are up and I have fuel for the generator, I can listen to the satellite radio. So it's more of a "survivalist" issue than one of financial acumen.
It's always the thing you don't think about that comes back to bite you in the rear.
I probably put a lot of time , effort and resources into purely "back up" items and "what if " scenarios. But I learned early on in my adult life that disastrous things can happen out of the blue. Things you never in your wildest dreams thought could happen. So I try to cover the bases as best I can, in a general sense.
You can only do the best you can and hope it's good enough when something goes wrong. Having an individual like the lunatic below, who has his finger on a nuclear trigger, is pretty motivating .
Whoever did this meme has a problem with run on sentences and probably likes Yoda a lot. But I concur with his sentiments. A man with a wife and kids has no higher responsibility than to protect them and provide for them.