I have no blog post today so this is being typed on the fly, so to speak. Please bear with me.
The economy is in grave danger of going in the tank on the 16th of this month. It may not unfold until the 18th but that is no big deal. The new Japanese government is going to dump the dollar and join with China using the RMB as their reserve currency. The Chinese have already bought 50 billion dollars worth of the new Special Drawing Rights from the International Monetary Fund. Funny how the organizations and countries we have supported can turn against us. But if they see the perilous future of the dollar and they save themselves who can blame them?
National friendship is not meant to be a suicide pact. The new government of Japan takes control of the country on the 16th of this month. Good luck.
We are getting everything out of our garden that we can and are processing it to keep over the Winter. We are not playing around with this but are pursuing it with all due haste and determination.
The new wood fired cooking stove is assembled down stairs and is ready for pipe. It is a handsome little devil. Four cooking plates on top. Solid cast iron. Hopefully it will give us many years of service by providing hot food and warm rooms. It is made by Germans up in Holland, Michigan. They surely do seem to know what they are doing! I think I need one more 3' section of stove pipe to seal the deal with the stove. We shall get it quickly, and maybe a couple extra ones. We have an adapter that will allow the 6" stove pipe to connect with the 8" chimney pipe. I would say an extra would be in order there, too.
Just getting ready. I hope you are doing the same dame thing. I have been waiting almost 40 years for this little event and I am getting popcorn and soda pop to amuse myself as I watch. You might do the same if you are already as prepared as you are going to be. I am having trouble finding bulk popcorn. They want to sell it to you in those microwave packages. Makes it awfully expensive.
Remember the Winter we have coming up. It could get wild. A nice firewood stash for your wood stove would be good. But if you are ass deep in snow the clones won't have the interest in coming to see you. We have a highway about 5 miles from the Valley that is an access point to a government weapons supply base and it will be kept open with all due haste. County roads be damned. Take care and stay alive.