I suppose it's obvious to most that I've been taking a blogging break. As a matter of fact I've pretty much been taking an internet break too. I've really not been doing much offline either as the weather pretty much sucks. I'd downloaded Matt Braken's (sp?) Enemies Foreign and Domestic series a couple of months ago and have been truly enjoying the books. I'm glad I'd downloaded them before all this mess that is my IP connection started making me wanna smack my head against a wall. I'm currently half way through the second book. I know it might seem silly but I've kind of been "savoring" the books because I really don't want to get to "The End". I can't imagine a "tidy" ending. There is no utopia at the end of these books. Not that I can tell anyway. I can see how many of the things I'm reading could so easily be the way things could end up. OK... sorry for the book report! :D
When we made the land payment this month I actually had a smile on my face. Trust me when I say I don't smile while doing the bills for the most part. This month was different though. This was where I got to look at Mars and tell him that we only have ONE more payment before this place is really ours! Of course there's a balloon payment but it's not too terrible. We can pull it off. I've been trying to build up the groceries enough that we can actually go until March before having to hit the grocery store for anything more than the basics. I'll use the money to toss to the last payment. I know we can do it hands down but I've really been trying to focus on not even noticing that we went two months without a grocery shopping trip. Our preps are not what they used to be, but even so we'll do just fine. Shoot, if nothing else we have the trusty beans and rice in buckets. Good thing I like beans and rice is what I've been telling Mars. lol
So if you were wondering what's been going on around here I can truly say... Not Much. It's been cold, snowy and icy in no order at all and the wind rips around a lot of the time. I'm really really ready for spring to show up. The sooner the better!