I've been meaning to sit down and write this post for some time, but life seems to happen between the thoughts and the time required. School has kicked into gear, and I'm having trouble getting into the groove of things. The closer I get to me degree, the harder it gets to stay motivated. The administrator to the director let me know that I could take CT physics and have enough hours to complete my degree this summer, but I'll wait until the fall for the Emergency Management class. I'm pretty excited to take this class, and with my prepping background it ought to be interesting.
I'm getting over the flu this weekend, and it hit me really hard Thursday night. I'm sure my wife thought she was in a Vibromatic bed, because I had the chills and shakes like I've never had before. I took off work Friday, and slept and relaxed most of the day. I am feeling better today, and ventured out to the grocery store, but was looking for a place to sit about half way through the trip. I'll be spending the rest of the day trying not to die from boredom.
The weather service is calling for snow/sleet/ or ice on Monday morning, so I wanted to get out before the crowds made the stores unbearable. I had to get the mandatory supplies for French Toast.
Oh, last week I had my debit card hacked for about $160.00 but got things straightened out fairly effortlessly. The only place that I use it is Amazon, so buyers beware. I'm still waiting on my card replacement though. I looked into the reloaded credit cards, and they are fairly reasonable. $3.00 to load, and about that per monthly charge. I'm thinking that it will be worth about $40-60 year to compartmentalize my finances from the web, and offer me some degree of anonymity. Speaking of which, my director has given me the green light to use the office address for silver purchases. The reloadable card and office address should give me some insulation from the prying eyes.
Row,our nine year old, gave his love interest a Valentine's card at recess, and I asked how it went. "She said Thank you, and that was nice of me" He shrugged his shoulders,smirked his lips and said, "Besides, who wouldn't love SpongeBob?" He makes a very valid point.
The Doctor, who is a little over 6 months old, has been sitting up on his own for about a month now, and trying so desperately to pull up on things. He'll probably be an early walker like Red Ant. He has two bottom teeth coming in, and we have started him on some baby food. Sweetheart has stopped pumping, and we are quickly running through the breast milk in the freezer. I've been slowly ramping up the baby food supply, but no where near disaster levels. The next upcoming payday, I'll be clearing out a few chunks of inventory at Wal-mart and Kroger of their baby food. Anything that the Doctor doesn't like, can get donated to the local food bank.
We've been settling into teaching the Dave Ramsey program at church, and it has been a mild adjustment, but we are enjoying the new group. We love helping people get a better grip on their finances, because let's face it. Everyone will have a financial emergency before a SHTF scenario.
The prepping budget has been directed towards The Doctor. No new tactical gear, radios, or camping supplies, but just boring grocery store purchases for the little man in our house.
Keep Right On Prepping - K