Monday, January 26, 2015

Changing Plans

Dan isn't going with me to Happy Camp, Ca. I was hoping that he would drive the van whilst I drove the motor home.
He's got a new job so he won't be able to leave with me. I'll have to do it alone.
I'm now thinking about driving the van out, first. I'll live in it while I learn to prospect for gold.
Later, I'll come back on a plane and jump in the motor home and drive it out.
I bought more options on silver; I now have $250 invested.
Last week silver was going through the roof; this week, not so much. I think Harvey Organ was wrong about the world running out of silver. But the news out of Europe seems to be driving gold and silver to levels not seen for several months. There is still hope that I'll have a lot of money for my move by April. I would like to leave earlier but that doesn't seem to be happening.
Recently, I've been thinking about delaying the move since it would cost so much. My solution is to simply park the motor home and pile a tent and camping gear into the van and live out of it.
That will be a lot cheaper and I have to get the van out there anyway. If I find a lot of gold I will be able to afford an airline ticket back to here and then I can pick up the motor home.
I still need to find more income; especially since I tend to spend so much buying more silver. I've got to get focused on making the move happen. I simply don't have the money to invest in silver no matter how much of a good idea it is.
Well, I finally made some money (yesterday and today) shoveling snow. In those 2 days I made almost as much as I would have made at the Peace Center for a week.
I am expanding my snow shoveling. I've got 2 new customers.
I'll put off job hunting until next Spring. Maybe my options will come through and I'll have plenty of money for the move. Maybe I'll also sell some of my etchings.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Internet connections are driving me "nuts".

I've wasted an entire weekend just trying to get good Internet connections.
They changed the password at the Peace Center, the Co-op didn't work and my connection to Magpie was bad. I even went to the Magpie Coffeehouse and had a cookie and coffee and there the connection was bad.
I might have to break down and actually pay for Internet. I might just rent an office at the Peace Center. Then I would have a little room to do things with.
This business of going to coffee shops for Internet access is just too damned expensive. And I have a lot of trouble with their Internet, as well.
I priced the Internet from the cable  company. The thing that discourages me from getting their service is that they have limits on how many gigabytes you can download. I'm afraid I'll always be going over. I could do things like downloading operating systems at coffee houses but that would get away from my idea of limiting my spending at coffee houses.
Watch David Morgan on Youtube, today. He came out for revolution. I agree with him; it's about time. We are getting as bad as the Soviet Union before they were overthrown. A lot hinges on the military. The important thing is how do we get them informed about what is really going on?
Maybe I'll defect when I go to Canada, this Spring. The right conversation with an informed Canadian could put me over the edge.
I think about how many Jews left Europe in the 30's. Over 2 million of them got out while the getting out was good. People forget that there are always those who accurately predict future events.
On another topic, my motor home is still in the shop. I gave the repair guy a list of things I wanted done. I am waiting to hear from him. The Beast, as I now call it, will be ready to roll by the end of March. I'm ready to get out of here and find some gold. Maybe I'll find enough to start a homestead. I don't know if I have enough energy left to really get a homestead off the ground. I also don't know if I'll be able to find any gold or if it will be worth anything if  do.
All I can do is to plug along and try to do the right thing. I hope that I will be divinely led in the next few years as well.
On yet a different topic, my etchings are being shown at Luther College. They really look nice. I got paid $250 for showing them. It comes at a good time. I was getting a little broke; I spent too much for computer parts and silver on Ebay.
Of course, if I had a lot of money I could spend as much as I like on computers and silver. It's just a matter of always being broke that is the problem.
I'll sign off on that note.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

This Changes Everything

Something I saw on YouTube today changes my thinking on bugging out.
I've been thinking that I would prospect for gold for when we go back to the barter system.
It turns out that people may not be accepting gold and silver for 5 years after the breakdown.
That means that what I'll be accumulating won't have much value for about 5 years. I could just as well barter for gold and silver which I'll get very cheaply and accumulate it during the period that most people won't have much use for it.
I need to get into a position where I'll have a lot of what people really need during a currency collapse. I guess that means I need to be raising or harvesting food on a big scale. Homesteading would make more sense than prospecting. Maybe I can combine the two, somehow.
I really don't have much to barter with. Maybe I could get canned goods for installing Linux on laptops. A usable skill might go farther than gold or silver for the short term. Car maintenance, welding, or hair cutting might be more valuable than gold. Trading stocks and options will probably be a useless skill. I don't think there will be a place for people who don't have truly usable skills in the near future.
Maybe I'll get back to Jim and see about buying his acreage, near Harper's Ferry. It would be near the Mississippi and I could start a homestead there. It has electricity and access to a road. The price is a bit high but maybe Jim could write the mortgage. That means he'll sell it straight to me and act like the bank.
One of the disadvantages of buying land right now is that it might go down in value due to the depression. There are people who are predicting real estate to go to 30% of it's value, now. If I wait, I might be able to find a better place at a fraction of the price, now.
Maybe I'll find an acreage near the gold fields in California. I would rather live in a more hospitable climate anyhow. On other topics:

  1. My motor home is in the shop and things are getting fixed.
  2. I bought the options for silver and silver is going up. I haven't bet against gold, yet; I ran out of money.
  3. The news about Ebola is being suppressed. I'm going to bug out as soon as I see an obvious Ebola victim. 
That's all I have for now; I'm sorry I haven't been posting much lately.