Thursday, June 12, 2014
It must be Thursday.
The new Survivalist magazine came in the mail this week. They're using a whole new format. The advertisements are blended into the pages so that the articles and adds flow together. This doesn't bother me any, since I buy the magazine as much for the adds as for stories, but I would imagine a lot of people are going to be annoyed.
This has been a difficult week in terms of just living here. We have had big "micro burst" thunderstorms every afternoon and often at night. The telephones, cell phones, power, and internet have all been out for extended periods. I can't remember the last time I just cut over to the generator and stayed on it for a lengthy period, but I did this week. With the power going on and off it just wasn't worth trying to follow it. This morning everything seems to be working but it remains to be seen what will happen after the thunderstorms in late afternoon.
My son's Jeep threw a rod . It's a 2002, and has a lot of miles on it. The only practical answer seems to be to put a new engine in it. That will run $2,500 but the vehicle is in good shape otherwise. I can't buy him a new vehicle for that, and he hasn't got the disposable income to buy another car. I did this once before with a Jeep. Put a new engine and transmission in it, only to discover that everything else was worn out on it as well. But this time, the vehicle is in good shape. We've been juggling that this week while his sister gets up at 4:30 to drive him to work, then she goes to work, gets off at 6:00, and has to go get him. She isn't going to be able to keep doing that forever, and I don't want the car to sit in a parking lot and deteriorate.
Not much else to tell.