Wednesday, October 22, 2014
One of the things I really love about where we're living now is that we're closer to the outdoors, and out guns laws are much more relaxed. As for the hubby, well, he's been much less stressed being out of the military (quadrupling his salary didn't hurt either...) Our son, G, is incredible. We've been running to catch our breath trying to keep up with how much he has grown this past year. At 2 months he was rolling over, 4 months he was crawling, 6 months he was cruising, and 9 months he was walking. We've had our hands full with this one!
We've been mostly trying to find new friends and spending time with another family who got out of the military the same time hubby did. However, now that we're actually settling in and finding a good rhythm it seems like just the right time to start getting back to all of you! The next few weeks are shooting, so expect some talk about guns as I learn more about them for myself. We're also taking a trip the the great outdoors, so we'll see what else I can wrestle up while we're there!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Unfortunately I haven't been writing due to a combination of life and a broken laptop. This little gem is being written on my phone.
We had a phenomenal holiday and got a few cool prepping items for Christmas. Nothing super fancy, but we absolutely love our antique oil lamp, and it's great to have a little hand crank flash light. We had a great time visiting all sorts of family on both sides, and going to some pretty cool stores.
In other news, my husband has been seen by the medical board about a medical separation. We think that he'll be out in either October or November, but the latest he could possibly stay in is December when his contract is up. We're looking at houses and talking to possible employers.
As for me, I've been dealing with having my seasonal job be over and getting the pre-moving stuff settled in the house. News papers? Check. Boxes? Not yet. But we've been budgeting and planning for our minimum income amount.
The kitties are especially excited to be getting a big house to run and play in. We're very short on space to run and climb alike, so we're trying to make our new house more fun (for my broken glassware's sake.)
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Tonight we'll be having dinner with some of our friends who recently returned from Afghanistan and then watching Les Miserables. I know, depressing, but I'm a huge sucker for musicals, and I love to remind myself on the holidays how blessed our family is to have a home, food, and each other.
So, last night we watched The Hobbit. I've read the book twice, but since I was in elementary school, I only had a few "Ahh! I remember that!" moments. It's the first third of the book, and we're glad they didn't try to cram everything into one movie.
Our wonderful kitties, whom we love so much, have broken the bottom branches of our tree, and love to eat or garland. I'm so glad that it's almost time to put our tree away. As beautiful as it was and as much as I love it, it's time.
How do you celebrate?
Friday, December 21, 2012
- Soft plate carrier
- CCW card and weapon
- Go-bag with emergency supplies (mainly water and food since I could get back in less than a day's walk)
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Every bag must have a few basic things for those just in case moments. The radio is to be more carried on your person than put into the bag, but make sure you have it!
- Fire starting kit: (Box Matches, petroleum jelly cotton ball x3, flint and steel)
- Signal mirror
- solar blanket
- heavy duty tape (5-10ft minimum)
Please note that I will NOT put any of the little "I cut my finger" band-aids on this list. All they do is make you feel better with almost no real medical help. I'll try to make everything as reusable as possible since the goal is long-term.
- Personal Medication
- Medical tape
- cloth diaper (In lieu of a chest pad)
- cloth pads x4
- cloth strips
- triangular bandage
- antiseptic ointment
- ibprofen or equivilent
- large safety pins x2
- Surgical gloves x2 (NOT LATEX!)
- solar watch (for timing)
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Times are a bit annoying here at the prepper house. So the job has been doing well, except no one has enough hours. Normally I wouldn't mind "taking one for the team" (sacrificing hours so everyone will have some) but I have the same hours (in some cases more) than anyone else and I have 8 this week. I understand getting more employees to help out for the holidays, but this is way too big a cut. So, I'm looking for another part-time job. I won't be leaving my job, since it has a store in every city I'm thinking of moving to, but I will be supplementing my income somehow. We'll see.
Christmas plans are rolling into motion. I've talked to my boss and gotten some time around New Year's to be with family. Now the question is, what do we do with the cats? 9 days is a little too long to leave them with a sitter, but we can't take them to my in-laws. So the problem starts. I may just leave them with a good friend. Hopefully. I'm so ready to go home.
What are your plans for Christmas?