Last week was a busy one. Lori picked up my new shelving unit and Duane set it up for me. I spent a couple of days getting boxes and tubs of fabric and quilting supplies and yarn off the floor and onto the shelves, along with several cases of home canned food. Didn't take long to fill up the shelves.
Friday morning the cleaners came in and scrubbed out my apartment. Thanks to my kids for such a good Christmas gift. The cleaners did a great job. It is so nice to have the dust bunnies gone and the corners that have been tough for me to get into, shiny clean again. It will make it easier to maintain when I'm not trying to get caught up but am starting out fresh.
I had about 20 lbs. each of potatoes, carrots and onions to dehydrate, so after taking Saturday off to just rest, I got the vegetables cleaned, sliced and diced. The potatoes are in the dehydrators. The carrots and onions are in the fridge waiting their turn.
I watched parts of Inauguration Day and I have to admit to feeling a real sense of relief when Mr. Trump was finally sworn in as our President. There has been so much protesting, negative rhetoric and outright threats connected to this event that I wondered if someone would actually do something to try to stop the Inauguration from happening. Aside from the expected sign carrying, foul mouthed protesters and the few window breaking, car burning thugs, the whole thing went off without a hitch.
I have to admit that the best part was watching that helicopter carrying Obama flying away and knowing that finally there is a President now who actually wants to work for the people rather than work to destroy my beloved America.
I do fear that we who prep may become complacent just because of the changes in Washington. Our government is far from being fixed. And although the major threat to our well being is gone, there remain those who will do everything in their power to try to keep we the people in what they consider to be our place. I am guessing that President Trump will have to fight hard to keep his campaign promises. That being said, I still have much more hope today than I have had in the last several years.
So I will continue as I have been doing - preserving whatever foods I can - adding to my supplies - learning as much as I can that will help me and mine weather whatever storms come our way. Seems like the sensible thing to do.
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