Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Great Thing About My Work

The great thing about my work is that I get to meet quite a few different people. This one patient works at the Remington Arms plant, and I asked him about ammo sales. "It's dropped off a cliff since Obama left office.", was the patient's reply. They told me that their client base has been stockpiling ammo for a long time, and this is a great, probably the best time to purchase ammo. I suspect that I should continue to purchase ammo and consider it an investment in future shooting fun.



I also get to meet people from all corners of the state, and can pick their brains about the region that they live.

I've really been getting the itch to purchase some land for our future homestead, but with over 900 bucks a month in childcare, it'll have to remain on the back burner  for a while longer. We aren't willing to go into additional debt. We are kinda caught between the kid's education, which is the main reason we haven't moved, and wanting to live out in the country. Plus, my wife has to have high speed internet for her stay at home job. We've talked about a good time frame, and perhaps as soon as three years we could buy 5 to 10 to 15 acres, have our house custom build for prepping, sell our current house, and live the dream. Until then, we are living below our means, saving money, and expanding our skill set.

Theoretically, we could max out our budget, stop contributing to retirement, and do all this now. We hate living on the edge, and worrying about bills/money. The small farm will have to wait...

Keep Right On Prepping - K


8 comments:

  1. No telling what the future might bring, either good or bad. You are wise to do as you are, I think.
    God bless.

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    1. The kids have to get educated, plus part of my prepping included going back to school for a job in the medical area...Particularly,MRI

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  2. It is hard to wait, but there is so much a person can do in the meantime. Collecting garden seeds, adding to a food pantry, building up supplies, etc. When it all comes together, it will have been worth the wait.

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    1. We are doing a lot of that. Working some skill sets, getting into better shape, and living below our means.

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  3. It's better to wait until you are ready than to just jump. There are a lot of unanticipated costs in making a move to the dark side of the moon. It's worth it in the end, though.
    As the saying goes, you can never have enough ammo.

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    1. I can think of at least $6000 dollars worth of stuff to purchase just for our little suburban house. Ammo is a buy right now, we may not see these deals for a number of years.

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    1. Yes, we have considered it. Sweetheart works from home, and has to meet production standards ergo, no kids at home for distractions. The kids are too young to be independent study, plus tend to procrastinate on nearly everything. We both need to work, in a nutshell. Now, if we win the lottery, my wife stops working and homeschooling moves to the top.

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