July has been a good month here at Selous Scout's lair. It starts out with a 3 payday month, so one payday is devoted to preps and catching up on some of the bills.
Then, surprisingly, I get a bonus check as the company I work for is BUSY and making a profit. It is strange to see the difference between our industry and the plight of those who are getting laid off in droves.
My last car payment has been paid so an extra $325 a month is available to pay down debt, stock up on food and perhaps later become a land payment. I am at least a year behind on the preps I wanted to have on hand so I may earmark a large percentage for that.
I went to a moving sale last weekend and scored on the following items:
Large electric smoker $10
Stainless steel HD pots and pans with lids $10
3 pairs excellent shape steel toed work boots $5
Glass top L-shape computer desk $20
2.5 gallon gas can, free
5 gallon gas can, free
Kerosene heater, free
2 new server room outlet strips (3 prong plug), free
Last payday I added to my food store 20 lbs. each rice and pinto beans. I also purchased 25 lbs of all purpose flour for $4.99.
I like knives, always have. This month I added a Becker BK-7 to my collection. If you are familiar with knives you know that this and other Becker models are becoming hard to find as they have become a collectors item. Since they are no longer made it has become tougher to find them for a reasonable price. Now I have mine. HoooAhhhh!!
It is hotter than blazes here today, 102 by the weather sites. The thermometer on my front, north facing porch said 108. I suspect that my camper reflects some heat back onto the porch, but 108!
I am hiding out in my bedroom during this heat wave as I installed AC in all three bedrooms the week before all this heat. Usually I am behind the curve preparing for the summer heat, but this year I made sure I had adequate fans and now AC to relieve the miserability quotient.
Now, time to sit back and drink a ice cold beer.
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