It has been a busy month and much more productive in many ways than the last several months. From a non-prepping perspective the repairs to the house reached a stage where we could actually move back into our bedroom downstairs and back into our own bed. It only took a year! We also went ahead and bought some living room furniture. A furnished house sure feels a lot more like a home than a scavenged bean bag chair and some patio furniture!
Walk With God
I was able to complete two rounds of praying for our closest 100 neighbors. Wonderful Wife attended a women’s retreat with our church. I started a new Bible study of (the Epistles of John) and Wonderful Wife started a study program as part of our church’s ministry for those experiences loss or difficult times. I am still leading Sunday School class and attending church.
I didn some stocking up on ammunition this month. I like to have a minimum supply of my primary hunting ammunition on hand so I purchased 80 rounds of .308 hunting ammunition to get me a little closer to my goal. I also picked up 100 rounds of .22 LR, 250 Rounds of .38 Special, 70 rounds of .44 Magnum and 40 rounds of .327 Magnum.
With Wonderful Wife working and taking a class on Tuesday nights I have had some spare time and invested some of it in reloading. I was able to reloaded 100 rounds of .38 Special, 25 rounds of .32 S&W Long and a test run of 15 .44 Magnum.
I also purchased some broad-heads for my crossbow. I should have a chance to bow hunt up in Oklahoma this year. Apparently a buddy of one of my sons in law has a lot of does that need to be culled this year. I hope to add something to the freezer within the next month or so.
We are actively restocking our primary pantry and we have even found a few good sales that allowed us to put a few items into the emergency pantry as well. We won’t go out and make a huge purchase in canned goods. Instead we plan to restock a little at a time whenever we go grocery shopping or when we see a sale. With that said I did go ahead and do a full inventory of both pantries and created my “shopping list” for restocking. Again, a little at a time.
Moving back downstairs has allowed me to organize things a little more to my liking. I won’t go into too much detail but I feel a lot better about how our valuables are secured now than they have been since Harvey.
Saving money while repairing and restoring your home can be a bit of a challenge. However, the flip side of that is that by charging as much of the materials and even repairs as possible on credit cards we can rack up “cash back” rewards. We avoid interest charges by paying them in full every month but we still earn the rewards. This month we cashed out some of those rewards and used the money to invest in some precious metals.
Ok, here is where we have fallen down. We stopped going to the gym or exercising after our little vacation to Nashville. We need to get back on that. On the other hand we are cooking more of our own meals and eating a little better since the repairs downstairs repairs are, essentially, completed.
That’s it for me. That’s what I prepped this week. How about you? What did you Prep this week?
Take care and God Bless