It's been more than a month since I have written a post and much has happened. Not sure anyone is still thinking about checking the blog but here goes…I have begun working for a fundraising company, some of you already know that, and I am very excited about that. It is a great company with huge potential for anyone trying to raise money for a good cause. I have decided it's time for me to do some fundraising of my own for causes I believe in. The first will be to help a hospital in Guatemala. I will be posting pictures and information about how you can help in the next two weeks, at the latest. We have a cousin who is a missionary there and he has asked for his friends and family to help. The conditions are unimaginable. Using the new fundraiser I am currently working for you will be able to make donations without spending any money, really. You can also make cash donations. I'll fill in all the details soon but I hope I can count on you to help. As soon as we meet our goal we'll move on to the next group that needs our help. If you have any ideas please share those with me so I can check them out and get things set up for when we move forward.
Our life has also been interesting as our dryer, dishwasher and heater have all been lifeless. I am sitting in front of the fireplace trying to stay warm as I write. All of this has been a great test of our General Store and preparations. I got out the rope and clothes pins and discovered I really don't mind hanging out the wash and I know I can save lots of money by not using the dryer. To dry a load takes an hour in the machine and not much longer on the line. Only problem so far is that is has rained for two days and the clothes are running low. Washing dishes hasn't been bad and I know I'm saving money there too so I think I may keep doing both for now. The heater is another issue…
I have decided to share with you my quest to become better prepared and more self reliant. With an economy on the rock and rumors of nuclear weapons in Korea and Iran I am trying to do something every day to improve my own self reliance. Join me. Today I started seeds for my garden. I harvested seeds from the heirloom vegetables I grew last year and now I want to see if they will produce. I know if I understand the trick for saving seeds I will be able to feed my family as long as I have a little soil to grow food. I think I blew it with my tomato seeds but I think I harvested the green beans correctly so we plant today and wait to see what happens.
Please share with all of us what you are doing each week to become more self reliant. We all need some encouragement to keep going.
If you missed Ready or Not this week we discussed building a safe room not only for hurricanes and tornadoes but also for home invasions and othe disasters. Part two in a few weeks. I'll let you know when.
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