I haven't written a normal blog much lately so I had better do it if for nothing more than practice if nothing else. Not much really going on. My friend Charles Bell told me at the beginning of the week that we were in a two week period of no news and as this first week is looking he called it pretty close. Lots of song and dance music but no pretty girls. Can't hardly stand it.
This New Years Eve is gonna be a troublesome mutha. It's on a Thursday and everyone will get paid on Wednesday because Friday is a holiday too. And New Years Eve is a full moon. It is our second full moon of the month and thus called a Blue Moon. So every ape in the country will have a pocket full of money and a full moon to prod him into action. Ask an emergency room nurse or a jailer how things are on full moon pay days. It can get pretty hairy. My plan is to stay here and forget about anything away from home. There will be cops and deputies all over the place. They will get over time for working the holiday and the drunks will get the shaft. Watch your act on New Years Eve. Bad medicine.
Things must be getting pretty scant on the fraud trips lately. I am getting record numbers of lies in my emails of late. The normal African stuff with promises of a big check they are dying to send to you if you will just give them certain information. But the Phishing expeditions, wanting my correct email address and my account information are coming in all the time. Things must be getting a little rough in the criminal world. And why not? There is no good reason why the crooks should escape this collapse any more than the rest us. Another thing I get a lot of is email lists for spamming the internet. The way I hate spam you would think that only an idiot would try to sell me the means to do it. Not true. Everyone is trying to make some money these days.
The thermometer is on the down elevator these days. Every evening on my weather page is sub-freezing. I called a very good friend of mine this morning and it was 81 degrees in Florida where he was building farm structures. I wished him continued good fortune in his construction business. He said he as down to not much these days but he has evolved into a prepper and that made me feel good. He has fourteen children, ten boys and four girls, and they have managed to hatch out twenty grandchildren for him. Wonderful! He is of the old school where everybody works at the family business and lives on the same property. They all have separate housing but they are a clan and I mean a clan. They are heavy Christian which I deplore and tell them so in no uncertain terms. But they accept me and I accept them. They have a farm in Georgia with lots of cattle on it. There is even a river that borders it. Plus they have their own private lake at another place and they can grow food practically all year round. Just down home folks that I really think a lot of. Their Elder is a great bear of a man and he and I go back a long time, almost 30 years. I wish them the greatest of success. They will be up here in the Spring, I think. We will sit around for two or three days and catch up on what all they are doing.
Getting back to the thermometer thing for a minute, it is going to be a cold ass Winter. That has been my prediction, the Farmer's Almanac prediction and Dragon's prediction. I ain't heard it from God but these three things are pretty conclusive to me. So take care of your selves and have an alternative heat source in your home. I saw a propane heater today on some web page that ran off of a small propane tank and would not kill you with fumes. Look around. There are lots of things on the market for preppers and campers and whatnot. Preparedness is becoming the new indoor sport in America, at least among those with half a brain. Stay alive.