Monday, April 25, 2011

The Guards At Home

I never had much use for one of these signs, or for that matter one of those No Soliciting signs or any other kind.
Where I live, if you wander far enough off the road to get to my house, the dogs would let you know long before any sign would help you out.
Makes me proud of my four legged friends, and I was reminded the other day just how valuable they are to me.
A friend of mine had told me his wife had gotten up with their new baby in the middle of the night, and was standing in the kitchen looking out of their window over the sink and could make out 3 shadows moving around his work truck.
She ran down the hall to wake him and he ran into the yard with his shotgun and scared them off, but not before they had taken some power tools and siphoned some gas from his truck and their family van.
The first thing he asked me after telling his story was could he borrow one of my dogs for a few days, and I had to say no. Not because I am greedy or mean, but I have been telling him for years he needed a dog to run around his place and keep an eye on things.
As I write this, a little after midnight, my door is unlocked and the keys are in my truck, and I really feel sorry for anyone that would want to come around and have a look for themselves.
I also have some sweet tea and Carrot cake beside me, but the watchdog laying here inside the house just might not wake up if you want some.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

People Get Ready

How many buckets do you have at your house ?
Not long ago I did a post about food storage, and using 5 gallon buckets to store dried foods for future use.
Let me ask again, how many buckets do you have around your house ?
How many of you say to yourselves that it can't happen ? Things will never get that bad.
Have you looked at the news in the last few days ?
Weather your a fan of oil or not, we need it to function today as a society, and when that one element is taken away, or even made so expensive that we can't afford to buy it, how will that impact your life ?
When the cost of shipping a gallon of milk or a bag of potato's becomes to expensive, and the stores become bare, or contain food that is priced so high that we cannot afford it, where will that leave the average family ?
Everyone that has been to a grocery store in the last few months has seen a rise in prices, and anyone that has stopped for gas has watched that climb week after week.
When does it reach the point that it cost us more to get to work, or we have to leave the milk on the shelf ?
A few bags of rice, maybe some extra pasta, anything put aside now can make a difference when we reach the point that we look into our wallets and realize there is nothing left.