Jan. 15th, 2010 @ 07:21 am
So, the installer dude didn't call last night. Sweet Geek wonders if it's because of our beliefs.....I would hope not, but it wouldn't surprise me. 1 more strike and the wood stove idea will be dead. (Well, actually 2 - Sweet Geek wants me to call the other 2 companies on my list, AND we'll be checking with Tractor Supply tomorrow to see if they know anyone. Still....I'm starting to think this is a no-go. Maybe we're supposed to wait? I dunno...I'll make the calls, but I'm thinking it's a done-deal.)
ETA: Update - the installer called; seems he got home "late" last night, and we can call him tonight after 5. So....we'll see.
I've also noticed something (it's been mentioned on a few blogs I read, too) - there's a sort of "disconnect" going on. I....don't know how to explain it. I'm happy Miss Sunshine, but the people around me seem to be all kinds of depressed. The baristas at the local Starbucks are usually really talkative, joking with me and such..the past 2 mornings it's been a quick "Hi! Your usual? Thanks!" and...nothing. No jokes, no chit-chat, just take-the-money-make-the-drink-and-keep-going. Weird.
Our store parking lots are full....but I've noticed folks aren't buying like they used to. Carts are filled with sale items, and very little junk. And - they appear to be using credit cards. (This is hard to tell, though - I use my debit card like credit, so this could be the case for them, as well. I just...I get the feeling that AmEx is buying a LOT of groceries.) I almost feel conspicuous when I do our shopping.....I don't buy a lot of junk, but I *do* buy stuff that's not on sale. (Like King Arthur Flour instead of the store brand - things like that.) It's a very weird feeling.....
I do know that we are due a HUGE earthquake - one that will move the mountains from their places (Rev., Seal 6.). I think all the big ones we're seeing right now are just warm-ups.....I just don't know where it will be centered. So I'm antsy about *that*. At least I'm on the winning side.....but the waiting is hard. :sigh:
And-and, I woke up yesterday with the firm belief that I need to buy some Coleman lanterns. NOT battery-operated ones, but propane ones. So....I did the research, and as soon as my check hits I'll be picking up a couple. If nothing else, they'll light up the milk room better than the LED one we have. (What? I can't be the only person that Yah gives a shopping list to! I've learned it's best to DO what I'm told. Besides, IF I'm right, and IF the electric sub-structure goes down for any reason, we'll still have light. :shrug: No heat without some form of fireplace/stove, but - at the moment - that doesn't seem to be *my* problem.)
One of the advantages of being in the SCA and doing long camping events is that we have tents, sleeping bags, air mattresses, lanterns, cooking equipment, warm clothes, water containers, coolers, etc.
And the skills to use them.
I wouldn't particularly want to be living in my 10x10 canvas tent right now -- not with snow still on the ground -- but I've got enough gear (plus what I could salvage from the house) to survive without electricity or mains gas for quite a while. It wouldn't be much fun, but it would be possible.
This is true. I have a propane stove, and the above-mentioned tents, sleeping bags, etc. I'd *prefer* to stay in the house, if at all possible...but I'm one to plan "worst-case" and hope for better.
At least where I am, the weather's a bit milder (although *I* think 40* is Too Damn Cold, but there ya go. It's better than 19*, that's for sure! :lol:)
|Date:||January 15th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)|| |
I live 7 miles from the San Andreas...there is actually a place where you can drive through the mountains and park off the side of the road and look at the huge crack running though the mountain..it goes forever - that is the san andreas.
The good news is I am 7 miles on the east side..not the ocean side. Still the idea of my house getting launched 20 feet in the air, I mean - you can only prepare for so much. My husband thinks I am a nutter. I have all kinds of things tucked away, and I always feel under prepared.
My husband was a pre-wrath rapture believer for a long time...but I don't buy it.
Mostly because of Rev 14:12 Patient endurance on the part of the saints...I can't imagine why you would need ptient endurance if you are hanging out in paradise or swept away to some comfy place. Course maybe there are just a few saints here or there..but how do you know what group you will be in. I would rather be prepared to be a patient saint.
Living in So Cal you are always thinking about the possibility of The Big One and there is just as much chance as not that we will have a major earthquake with out it being the end of the world yet.
wow that is a long comment...sorry bout that!
I don't mind long comments - I learn from them!
I...yeah. There's numerous places in Rev. that says things like that "this is when the Saints need to hold on/have Faith/endure". WHY - if the church is right and we're whooshed outta here, why would we be told to Hang on in there? (I mean, yeah - this could refer to those who come to believe AFTER...but....)
Of course, I HOPE we're outta here...but I have to plan like we're here during the whole thing.