Walk With God
My walk with God, my most important preparedness effort, is getting back on track. I completed two more rounds of praying for our 100 closest neighbors. I have gotten myself back on track on my Bible study and prayer time and I am back in the saddle of teaching Sunday school.
I purchased some ammunition:
60 rounds of .308 hunting ammo
50 Rounds of 7.62×39 practice ammo
100 rounds of .22 LR
1000 rounds of .38 Special practice ammo
I also made it out to the range to test some of my loads through the chronograph.
The repairs and upgrades on our kitchen are (mostly) finished so we are able to start moving items back into the pantries. As part of that process we are going through all of what we had put into storage.
Any items that were not in sealed and completely airtight containers are being tossed out. Items in cardboard containers like pasta, seasonings and various mixes (like cornbread) are all going in the trash. We had originally thought that since these didn’t get wet in the flood they would be fine but we have seen where this type of packaging did not fare very well in the heat and humidity in the house after the flood. In addition the drywall dust from the repairs seems to have been able infiltrate many more types of packaging than we would have thought. We would rather be safe than sorry.
A fair portion of our canned goods had to get tossed as well. These were not affected by the flood but we haven’t had a working kitchen for the last nine or ten months which means our usage was almost zero and some have passed their “best by” dates. While I am usually OK with that, our storage conditions were less than ideal so most of those had to get tossed as well. After all, better safe than sorry and we have had enough health issues associated with the flood and reconstruction. Had I realized how long the recovery process would take I would have donated more of our canned goods to charitable organizations. I am positive there are many would could have used the help.
In any case, I will be taking an inventory soon and starting to rebuild the stock levels of our primary pantry. The emergency pantry will have to wait until more work on the house is completed.
I cancelled our alarm company. It has been a useless waste of money since the flood and almost none of the sensors are working. I have narrowed the selection for a replacement down to three companies and will choose one of them in the next week or so.
Still paying for home repairs so nothing is really going into savings. We did finalize the decrease on our home repair loan to $25,000. I will be filing the amendment at the tax office shortly.
Still a total and abject failure in this area. We really need to start focusing on this more.
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