Archive for January, 2015

January 1, 2015

Update – 2015

Something prevented me from keeping caught up with things this year. I kind of feel like it was the busiest year of my life. For one thing, I had to step up my work hours, our house keeps us busy, as does the yard, the pets, and just the general “busy-ness” of life. So it’s been hard to keep up with the blog. That does not mean that stuff is not happening, though, because it is, and it has. Nothing really earth-shattering, but certainly noteworthy. I guess if I was to come up with an overall “theme” of the year, I would call it “Preparation”. Did we become “preppers”? Well, no, not exactly, although it would probably not be a bad idea.

Stock UP!

Stock UP!

Whatever we prep for though, it’s not going to be to hunker down and try to defend the homestead. I feel that we will be forced to leave, as will everyone else, and so our preparation has been in the form of what I have learned are called “BOB” bags, or Bug-Out-Bags. Ever gone into a dollar store and just gone up and down every single aisle? Well, that’s how it started, and you’d be amazed at how much stuff you can get cheap that way for a Bug-out bag. Start with a good knapsack or backpack and then basically think – survival. And pack it. We’re still working on it, but I get ahead of myself.

Generally, I keep track of our “events” by the emails that Bob and I send back and forth. I just finished going through the last 10 months of all these emails, looking for any references to our unusual goings-on. There were many. It is a painstaking process, but in a way, it is also like reliving the past year. There is an awful lot that we forget. After I did that, I had 25 pages of raw text in a Word document. 25 PAGES! That is before I even add my commentary or pictures or anything else. I then went through that whole document, and sectioned it out into what would be the individual posts, since, during this (hopefully) quiet time of winter, I will have time to get caught up. The result was at least SIXTY different posts since the last time I posted anything which appears to be mid-March of 2014. So…  better get busy. There is lots to come.