You Just Wait!

There has been a stack of very nice jeans just waiting for me to lose 5-10 pounds. After two years, I tried them on. I’ve lost enough to fit back into 4 pair. I concluded it better that someone have use of the other jeans in various colors that won’t fit me rather than put them back on the pile. I added all my ties to the Goodwill boxes, along with shirts I no longer wear. It is important to tell you I gave away no trash or worn-out items. Carole sent several boxes—it is better for someone else to dust around them.

Upon returning from my gifting trip to Goodwill, Carole told me she had just listened to a Prepper who had passionate suggestions to help us prepare for the coming and partially already arrived shortages. Including all the clothes we are going to need.

Quickly doing the calculations, I figured out if the food shortage is going to last, it won’t be long before I will have grown back into every pair of nice jeans I just gave away. Although I tried to plot a return trip to retrieve my generous gifts, I decided that wouldn’t be right. And I didn’t get a receipt!

The Prepper had good ideas to help us through the upcoming “Winter of death,” that our President has prophesied. The Prepper warned us not to throw away twigs, in fact we should be searching for, salvaging, and saving every twig we can find to ignite fires. We have some dirty trees in our lawn that shed enough twigs and small branches to ignite many heating fires. We’ll just park the car on the street.

I appreciate Preppers’ suggestions. We do what we can to prepare. But it feels impossible to prepare for every contingency. Last week, I backtracked a stream of water that was creeping across our basement floor. Plastic bottles of water had sprung leaks–water we had stored prepping for Y2K

The idea of Prepping is to give peace of mind, so we won’t be worried about all the possibilities that might be just around the corner or hidden on the calendar. I think that is a good idea. So, we take notes on what the prophets are saying. Each week we buy an extra package of oatmeal and coffee, and we are filling every available space with twigs and stuff.

But it feels like every day brings a new list of threats.

There are 99 counties in Iowa. It was announced today that three of those counties have been invaded by “Invasive Mosquitos,” that survived the winter. They can carry several diseases and are aggressive toward humans. Our county and an adjoining county are two of three infested counties.

Don’t tell Fauci! He’ll order us to wear hazmat suits. However, that may be our best protection.

We hear from every prophet in the Western Hemisphere. One told us last night that in 83 days all of life is going to change. “You just wait!” “Bleak” just got darker.

The worst thing facing Western Civilization is propaganda. A Prepper we viewed on YouTube recently was a stark example of staged insinuation. His gun rack was just below the white board h was writing on. He was alerting us to the untrustworthiness of all Capitalist institutions. One of our friends posted, “They are not predicting shortages, they are planning them.” Who they are was not revealed, but it may very well be true. Or not.

You just wait! We better not. While talking with you, half-a-dozen pop-up warnings have come on screen telling me, “This is your last chance….”

We are not gardeners. We are, however, thinking about tearing out a bush or two, tilling and fertilizing a section of our front lawn to grow veggies. Our version of a Victory Garden. The trees providing twigs keep most of the lawn in shade all day and it is questionable whether veggies will grow in shaded areas. It might be cheaper and a safer investment to buy buckets of survival food that will last “up to 25 years.” Think through “twenty-five years.” Those 5-gallon buckets of survival food would become the “farm” we will to our Grandes who will be middle-aged by then.   We’ll have to decide who gets the twigs.

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There has been a stack of very nice jeans just waiting for me to lose 5-10 pounds. After two years, I tried them on. I’ve lost enough to fit into 4 pair. I concluded it better that someone have use of the jeans in various colors that won’t fit me rather than put them back on the pile. I added all my ties to the Goodwill boxes, along with shirts I no longer wear. It is important to tell you I gave away no trash or worn-out items. Carole sent several boxes—it is better for someone else to dust around them.

Upon returning from my gifting trip to Goodwill, Carole told me she had just listened to a Prepper who had passionate suggestions to help us prepare for the coming and partially already arrived shortages. Including all the clothes we are going to need.

Quickly doing the calculations, I figured out if the food shortage is going to last, it won’t be long before I will have grown back into every pair of nice jeans I just gave away. Although I tried to plot a return trip to retrieve my generous gifts, I decided that wouldn’t be right. And I didn’t get a receipt!

The Prepper had good ideas to help us through the upcoming “Winter of death,” that our President has prophesied. The Prepper warned us not to throw away twigs, in fact we should be searching for, salvaging, and saving every twig we can find to ignite fires. We have some dirty trees in our lawn that shed enough twigs and small branches to ignite many heating fires. We’ll just park the car on the street.

I appreciate Preppers’ suggestions. We do what we can to prepare. But it feels impossible to prepare for every contingency. Last week, I backtracked a stream of water that was creeping across our basement floor. Plastic bottles of water had sprung leaks. Water we had stored prepping for Y2K

The idea of Prepping is to give peace of mind, so we won’t be worried about all the possibilities that might be just around the corner or hidden on the calendar. I think that is a good idea. So, we take notes on what the prophets are saying. Each week we buy an extra package of oatmeal and coffee, and we are filling every available space with twigs and stuff.

But it feels like every day brings a new list of threats.

There are 99 counties in Iowa. It was announced today that three of those counties have been invaded by “Invasive Mosquitos,” that survived the winter. They can carry several diseases and are aggressive toward humans. Our county and an adjoining county are two of three infested counties.

Don’t tell Fauci! He’ll order us to wear hazmat suits. That may be our best protection.

We hear from every prophet in the Western Hemisphere. One told us last night that in 83 days all of life is going to change. “You just wait!” “Bleak” just got darker.

The worst thing facing Western Civilization is propaganda. A Prepper we viewed on YouTube recently was a stark example of staged insinuation. His gun rack was just below the white board h was writing on. He was alerting us to the untrustworthiness of all Capitalist institutions. One of our friends posted, “They are not predicting shortages, they are planning them.” Who they are was not revealed, but it may very well be true. Or not.

You just wait! We better not. While talking with you, half-a-dozen pop-up warnings have come on screen telling me, “This is your last chance….”

We are not gardeners. We are, however, thinking about tearing out a bush or two, tilling and fertilizing a section of our front lawn to grow veggies. Our version of a Victory Garden. The trees providing twigs keep most of the lawn in shade all day and it is questionable whether veggies will grow in shaded areas. It might be cheaper and a safer investment to buy buckets of survival food that will last “up to 25 years.” Think through “twenty-five years.” Those 5-gallon buckets of survival food would become our        We’ll have to decide who gets the twigs.

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Does it seem strangely odd to you that we have a major bird flu going on right now? Preppers are telling us to buy chicken, but chickens are being killed by the millions to “flatten the curve.”

BEAK MASKS — The Lunatic Farmer

I read an article that urged us to determine our vision of outcome and work toward that goal. The non-connected next Tweet quoted Psalm 107:30

“They were glad when it (the sea waves) grew calm, and he (God) guided them to their desired haven” (NIV).

Joel Salatin, the Lunatic Farmer, has scheduled a 2-day event that will provide a “Tool box” of skills and habits to help us manage our reactions, survival and thrival abilities. We are too many miles from his Virginia farm, but I need and want what he and company are offering.

This from the linked promo:

“This year’s summit focuses on helping you build a “Tool Box” so you can become more resilient physically, mentally, emotionally/energetically and spiritually. From learning to cook using healing herbs to rewiring your nervous system to literally using your own hands to heal yourself, by the end of the summit, your Tool Box will be filled with a diverse array of remedies and strategies to help you unlock the healing potential inside your body.”

TWO DAYS OF TRUTH NUMBER TWO — The Lunatic Farmer

I am very serious about prepping. Prepared for projected shortages, dark days and for eternity. After a preparing trip to the store, we weren’t sure what we could find for supper. Living with “You Just Wait!” threatens to take energy away from living today. Yes, it keeps us from kicking the can down the road, but it may push life out of the present.

Listening to an interview with Jennie Allen who has a new book: Finding Your People. Her family moved from Austin, Texas to Dallas. From her experience, she suggests finding 5 people within 5 miles to befriend and live life with them.

I asked friends what I should add to my list of content to “pour into” people with whom I am “walking with.” One lady said to be more intentional about Research. Being prepared speaks to that. A man says to include the value of a few close friends and good songs. We can’t wait for some valuables.

Be a Dr. Prepper…?

©2022 D. Dean Benton

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