Tuesday, December 9, 2014

In The Home Stretch

I've finished my Interventional Radiology I course with an....

Iosua and I are studying the flashcards that I made from the quizzes. We both need about 90 something points to get a B. After dinner, we studied in the dining room and expressed the same sentiment, we're okay with a C in Geriatric Imaging because it'll still weigh out to a 3.0 GPA.

Santa was able to find the Nerf LongStrike gun for Red Ant. He'll be so excited. He has talked about this gun for over a year, and Ant is absolutely sure that Santa is gonna bring it for him. He's right.

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Sunday, December 7, 2014


December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy --


For serving America during it's time of need, without reservation, without remorse, without fear, You were "The Greatest Generation".

Thursday, December 4, 2014

This Year's Christmas Tree

This year's Christmas tree is up, and Yoda is this year's tree topper. Sweetheart got outvoted this year, and it reluctantly went on top. Our house is getting geared towards the holidays, and it got me to thinking. What gifts can you give this year to the non-prepper, that unbeknownst to them is actually a prepping item? I'm thinking ammo, books on hobbies that they enjoy (woodworking, gardening, etc...), backpacking items, or offering to video tape their house contents in case of a fire/burglary/tornado with the flashdrive staying at your house.

What are your ideas for your non-prepper family members?

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

What's Happening In my Woods

School - I'm buckling down for finals next week. I'll have a stack of Geriatric Imaging flashcards higher than a tallboy by the time I'm done on Sunday evening. I usually do pretty well on her tests, considering I only have to memorize about 700 quiz questions, of which she'll ask 100 or more. I need a 91% or higher to claim a B in her class. I'm happy with that, considering that listening to her lectures is like running over broken glass and the amount of time that I invested.

What's the correct answer? Answer at bottom of post.

My other class, Intervascular Radiology I, is going well. I have a 95%, and hope to keep it after the final exam. I want to graduate with High Honors for my Bachelor of Science in Radiography.  The eleven page study guide has been complete for a few days, and shared with my study mate.

Silver - I went to my local coin shop on Saturday when silver was at $15.50/ounce and asked for 4 Silver Eagles. "How about $100?" I mentioned to him that we had an agreed upon price of $5.00 over spot, that he had agreed to about four months ago. He kind of chuckled and said that he wouldn't be able to cover what he bought it for. "With the money that I'm paying you today, you can reorder at today's prices to replenish your stock and still make a profit." Then out of nowhere, a co-worker told me that they "don't make sales based on spot prices." I told them that it was their choice, collected my cash, and walked out the door. It looks like I'll be hitting the pawn shops for the junk silver now.

Work - I am officially out of the probation phase at work. The senior tech has been very good about teaching me, and helping with my technique. We'll sit down about once a week, and go over my scans, and assess them for quality control. The only down side to the job is that the senior tech is on medication for bipolar disorder. While he handles it pretty well, and we get along, I can see why it is hard for them to keep an evening MRI tech. The office manager has been very pleased, and has told me that this is the best situation that they have had in a long time. My review was glowing: "K came with little MRI experience. He learned so much and will continue to improve. He is an asset...K is a very quick learner." 

Kids - The Doctor is starting to sleep longer at night. The last two nights he has gone from 9pm until 5am, and the long period of sleep is a welcome to both Sweetheart and Myself. We alternate getting up to feed the Doctor, and it has worked out rather well.

Row is doing great in school, and making new friends :-)

Red Ant is making great strides in learning to read, and is making all A's in school. He has his heart set on a discontinued Nerf gun (that is selling for about $300 on Amazon) from Santa. He might get something pretty close.
Nerf Longstrike

We are also picking an ornament from the school Christmas tree, to buy a gift for a less fortunate student. Our church also does a secret Santa program for parents that need a little help buying presents for their kids. Sweetheart and I both agree that this is a great cause to invest our money into.

Prepping - We haven't done much in the way of continuing our preps. Little by little, I charged about $4000 on a credit card when I wasn't fully employed. We have gotten serious about eliminating that monthly bill, hence the prepping money has been on the back burner. I am still looking out for good deals at the grocery store though. We found our favorite coffee on sale for $3.99 (usually $6.99) and bought 8 bags. It won't go to waste.

Ammo - I am officially declaring the ammo shortage over. After two years, I found 22LR at the local Chinamart.

Limit 3 boxes. I bought 3
The answer to the quiz is e. All except d

Keep Right On Prepping - K