The changing of the seasons have been very pronounced this year and fall has rolled in with a bunch of storms. Nothing too unusual but very blustery days coming every week. I’m not complaining to much, it is keeping my rain barrels full and I haven’t needed to water the lawn or garden. I did my pre-storm cleaning and recharged all of the gadgets and batteries in case of a power outage but so far it looks like most of the storm will miss us.
I’m puttering and doing simple things around the house. Getting things moved around in the front bedroom so I can start setting that up to use for something besides a catch all room. I think the room could make a good work room for the all the things I want to learn this winter. This room has the best light of any in the house so it is perfect as a hobby room. If the wood stove works as well as advertised then I can keep it open instead of closing it off to save heat.
I stopped by my favorite pawn shop and all of the cases were full of guns. The ammo was stocked up and the only ammo being rationed is .22 LR. I picked up a couple more boxes of 9mm and 7.62×39. I found a Grundig SW receiver to bring my total to three SW radios. I was a little surprised about how full the shop was of nearly everything. From tools to reloading equipment, heck the owner is setting up extra tables everywhere for all the stuff he is getting in. It looks like folks are not doing so great if they are hocking/selling things of value and it is only Sept. Your local pawn shops are a place to check out for some good buys on hardware/tools that you want or need. If you put off getting guns or ammo you need to start checking the prices and see if you can afford to start buying what you need!
I stopped by the beer lady and got another 15 gallon Blue water barrel along with a 2 liter Growler. I want to see how the growler works on staying carbonated after opening. If the beer stays carbonated I will get a few more as it makes bottling very simple. The growler is nice for taking to parties or when you BYOB. I’m getting a great buy on those 15 gallon barrels and I don’t think a person can have to much safe drinking water on hand. With my idiot family I maybe helping them out a bit on water supplies.
While things look good for me personally. I don’t have a warm and fuzzy feeling for the shape of the world going into fall and winter. Not a lot a person can do but try and take care of themselves and help out friends and family when possible. Remember you must take care of yourself first or you can’t help out anyone else.