“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday: Time to go to town.


It's Saturday morning , and I have to go into town.   I'd just as soon not, but once a week I go in and see if there's anything there I need.  We have a farmers depot, and I stop by there and drink a cup of coffee with other silver backs.  Then I go to the feed store, pick up some chicken scratch, and have another cup of coffee or two.  After that, to Walmart. Once in a blue moon I can find some ammo there I want.  My stores of ammunition, accumulated over the last 30 years, are adequate for any foreseeable needs. I still buy it though, because I can.  Not a good reason I suppose but there it is.   After Walmart, I go to a little hole in the wall cafe in town for lunch. This is where the town police and the county Sheriff's deputies eat, and I know most of them so it's an opportunity to hear what's going on.

After lunch, I head towards home but I stop at a gas station / grocery store a friend owns. I usually sit on the bench out front and have a coke, with other people doing the same thing. He has the place fixed up pretty nicely for customers to spend a bit of time visiting. 

Then I head on home and the day is about over. It's an arduous life but " a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do."

14 comments:

  1. Harry - it sounds like you got some nice folks in your area, and that is the most important thing in my mind. your ammunition stores and your preps from what i remember from your old blog are to be seriously envied! if you loaded up 4 u-hauls and then ended up on our doorstep, we'd welcome you with wide-open arms - teehee! but just remember that we own 10acres here...but there is all kinds of land here that no one owns, no one checks on. we have several locals that live full-time in cottages that americans bought years ago. the americans have never been back. and these locals actually live in their cottages. it's kind of crazy but everyone here thinks it's normal so whatever, right?

    there is a lot of room here for anyone needing to get out of dodge. jambaloney is sending you pics for mapquest and google right now.

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, that's pretty strange, living in someone's house like that. We have lots of abandoned houses on the lake up here. In 2008 the owners lost their savings, the banks took the houses back, and just let them fall to pieces. It's a shame. There's no telling when having Canadian friends might come in handy, things being what they are. My daughter still talks about moving back to Canada permanently but I point out to her that the last time , the Canadian lawyer took our $6,000 and never did anything to help them out with a residency permit. If we come see you we will sneak across the border!

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  2. If you go visit kymber tell her she owes me a visit in some boots :)

    Sorry to hear about the health issues but with strength like yours a bounce back was inevitable. I am just glad to hear it wasn't something more long lasting although illness sucks enough as well.

    Glad to see ya back, seriously I always enjoyed your posts and comments most of all.

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    1. You know how it is, getting older. More than anything else, it makes me mad because I've really tried to keep in shape, but being past 60 makes it tough. Your knee gives out, so you can't go for long walks. Then your knee gets stiff, because you aren't walking enough, and it's a never ending cycle whatever the particular issue is. No use in fussing too much about it though, it's how it is.

      I'll have to ask Kymber about the boots.....

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  3. Harry - PP is a little annoying but a good guy none the less - bahahahah! and i will be visiting him in my *ss-kicking boots very soon! but he id a guy that we would take in a heartbeat if SHTF! you will probably remember that he is a bee-keeper extraordinnaire and he only bothers me the way he does because i don't have a younger brother and need one. he really fits the bill. i love this guy with all my heart. but that doesn't mean i am not gonna kick the sh*t out of him. bahahahahah! i know you understand harry.

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, I remember PP well. He used to say the most politically incorrect things on his blog. What he said was true, but he sure lets the chips fly where they may.

      I wish I had bees, but all the honey bees here have died. So have the bee keepers, now that I think of it. :-(

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    2. yep - he is not known for his political correctness! just another reason why i like him!

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  4. I fear kymber's boots......

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    1. Who sang that old song in the 60's "these boots were made for walkin'" ?

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    2. Matt - i have always thought you were smart buddy! i am so glad that Harry is back that i am checking his blog several times a day! just so glad to have you back Harry! oh and i think it was nancy sinatra who sang "these boots". but hers were white and vinyl. mine are black and leather. and they can kick the you know what out of anyone on the receiving end - bahahahahah!

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  5. What a great way to spend a day...me, it was work then home to my radio and a good book. Made fish tacos for the wife. She allowed as I should repeat the performance. That kymber...her boots are made of paper.

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    1. Think paper cuts, Stephen...... on your butt.

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  6. I love the mountains in fact I am heading up to WV for a couple weeks to visit family and enjoy the mountain air.

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    1. West Virginia is nice country. I worked with some guys in West Virginia on a pipeline. They maintained it and I did the gas nominations. They were good folks.

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