Saturday, April 25, 2015

I Should just Drop Everything and Go

I'm tired of waiting for the stars to align before I head out to California.
I think I'll just throw a tent in to the van and drive out there. I can sleep in the back of the van or in the tent. That way I can find out if there is really any gold to be found in the Klamath River without making a major outlay of money. I might find out that it's all  a delusion of grandeur, after all.
I'll have to make a list of camping supplies that I'll need and make a trip to Wal-Mart and Gander Mountain.
I'll have the money from the sale of my silver by the end of next week. I think I'll go then. There is really nothing keeping me back but my own feeling that I have to have the comforts of home. Since I'll have the van I'll always be able to go to a motel room if it gets too rainy for me.
Maybe I'll be able to get Brian to stay at my apartment and forward my mail to me.
If I find a lot of gold I can get a trailer there and set up a permanent address at a trailer park, there.
I could also take a bus back here and pick up the motor home to drive out there.
I need to get a trailer hitch put on the van so I would be able to load a bicycle on the rear as well as be able to tow a trailer. I'll get that done this week.
If I wait a year before buying a trailer maybe I'll be able to get it at the prices a depression will cause.
It might go for a fraction of the cost, now.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Slow Day

I didn't accomplish much today.
I contacted and made sure that the money from the sale of my silver to them was on it's way to me. It turned out that because my phone didn't work right it was delayed. It's on it's way, now. It'll be here by some time next week.
I sold some more of my silver, last night. I now don't have much more to sell.
I'll have to down payment for the trailer but I need more to make the move to California.
I need to sell the etchings. That would really free me up for the move.
I'm waiting to hear about a "pre-approved" credit card balance transfer. The trouble with that is that I'll be taking on more debt.
If I find tons of gold in California it would make sense to take on more debt.
But that's not the way anything has ever worked for me. If I repeat my pattern I'll end up deep in debt with no income. That's the way it has always worked out before. I always take big risks and end up with nothing gained by it.
Maybe I should just stay in town and get a job. I could try prospecting for gold next year; when I'll have a lot less debt.
Of course, I have a dim view of finding a job. I haven't been able to find a non-subsidized job for the last 15 years. Of course, anything that paid minimum wage would look good to me.
I think I'll go to LaCrosse tomorrow. I'll try to sell the etchings and maybe I'll ask around the church to see if anyone knows of a job I could do. Maybe I could live in either the trailer or the motor home.
It would be good to hang out at Starbucks anyway.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

We're in for a Major Depression

In keeping with my policy of being influenced by the last person I saw on YouTube, I'm going to talk about the major depression that Harry Dent is predicting.
He was interviewed by Greg Hunter today.
He uses demographics for his study of cycles in the market and geo-political predictions.
I've been thinking that gold and silver will go through the roof because of hyper inflation.
Harry says that instead of hyper inflating, everyone will simply default on their debt.
He pointed out that the banks are the ones who are producing most of the money due to "fractional reserve banking".That means that for every dollar the banks get they loan out ten. The banks will be defaulted on; causing a major depression.
Of course, all the spending that has been going on since the 2008 crisis has only made things worse.
This brings into doubt, my idea of panning for gold since that would be used for bartering.
Not only will it be doubtful that people will have any use for gold to barter with but it may go down in value to a fraction of it's value, now.
I think I'll still go prospecting but I'll be more likely to try to find a job if the prospecting doesn't work out. I'll be in California and maybe there are more jobs there.
 I'll be able to find something with computers. For the last 15 years I've only been able to find jobs that were government subsidized. Like work-study at schools and Experience Works ( a government program).
Nick came here to the Co-op so I'll sign off for now.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

I was Approved for the Loan

I was approved for the loan to get a new trailer. I just have to come up with the down-payment. That's around $1100.
I could sell some silver or gold for that much.
After I got my approval I went to the other trailer dealer to see if I can sell him my motor home. He said that he would take the motor home as a trade if I bought a trailer from him.
Since I want to get rid of the motor home, it's tempting. I'll see him next Monday to see what he comes up with.
I'm trying to sell things but nothing is moving. I couldn't sell my etchings. I may be stuck with them for the rest of my life. There really doesn't seem to be a market for art except at the "Van Gogh" level. Art for the common people doesn't seem to move.
Raymundo will help me move. I'm going to fix a couple of computers for him and maybe give him some things like a vacuum cleaner. At least I don't have to face moving by myself.
I was watching something on the Internet, last night.
I think the "powers that be" are trying to infiltrate the alternative media. There was something about the global currency reset that tried to make the case that it wouldn't happen.
He was saying that it was too big of a thing to happen. That several countries use the dollar rather than have their own currency.
The way I see it, just because something would be terrible if it happens doesn't mean that it won't happen. Remember Hurricane Sandy.
I'm still going for gold and I'll be trying to get set up for a currency collapse.
I hope to find enough gold to finance getting my own homestead, a long ways south of here.
I don't consider the northern part of the U.S.A. to be habitable in a currency collapse. I don't think it makes much sense to be cutting wood for most of my day. And that's what a person would do here if there wasn't money for natural gas.
Oh well, I've got to get packing for the move and I've been putting off washing the dishes for weeks, now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Now I've got a lot of Viewers from Russia.

I don't know why but I suddenly have a lot of viewers from Russia.
A few months ago I had a lot of viewers from Moldova. They went away and now the Russians have appeared.
I'm going to talk to a couple of bankers, today. I'm trying to finance an new trailer.
The old motor home is taking too much to get it ready for the trip to California. I'm probably better off with something new, anyway.
I might be able to combine it with other loans and get a better rate.
I got to looking at a new trailer at "Camp Site RV" in Cresco, IA. It's a 2014 model so they are giving me a heck of a discount.
I saw one that I liked better on Ebay but it didn't reach the reserve price, yet. I don't know what it will sell for but I'll have to have my banker OK me to bid on it.
Maybe I should just get the old motor home running. I'm getting impatient.
I have to get my etchings sold. I have about 3 places I need to call about that, today. That would really get me moving.
I need to talk to Raymundo about helping me get packed up and ready to go. I'm hoping that he will take ounces of silver for payment.
I've got another old laptop to work on. Teresa at Java Johns gave me one with a bad display to look at.
I've got to get home and make some calls

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Thoughts on Financing my Move to California

I recently received a pre-approved loan application in the mail for $5,000. It's at a high interest rate; but for the following reasons, I might take them up.
Apple Watches are selling out. Even the solid gold ones are selling faster than Apple can keep up. This should drive gold prices up, sharply.
I could not only use the money for the move but I could buy options for gold and crude oil. If I'm right about those I could generate plenty of money for the move.
Of course, I've never made any money on my other "get rich quick" schemes. A lot of times things start of like gang-busters but I always lose everything in a month or two.
It's kind of like my buying 'junk drawers" on Ebay. I always think that the seller overlooked a gold coin and is accidentally trying to sell something of great value.
It always turns out that it is a silver colored coin that was photographed in a yellow light. I guess that I meet Einstein's definition of insane because I keep doing the same thing and expect a different result.
The last time, I saw a picture of a coin that was in a bevel (a ring the enables the coin to be hung from a chain). It looked like a British Sovereign. I even had the date right. It turned out to be a half-penny from the same time period. One time, I saw a gold colored coin that I took to be a 1/10 ounce gold coin. It was a Hong Kong nickel. I never learn from my mistakes.
There is a good case to be made for staying here and getting a job. In another year I would have 2 loans paid off. That would free up about $450/month. Maybe I could make enough money to make the move quicker if I had a job.
Well, I've got to get busy trying to sell the etchings. Selling those would free up a lot of money and make the move much more possible.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting to Hear About a Credit Card

I'm in a waiting mode. I sent off an application  for a credit card. It seems legit. I'm trying to transfer balances from another card to this one since the first year of interest will be free and then the interest is lower than my first card.  
Moving to California is dependent on getting this card.
Of course, I'm engaging in the old "pay off a credit card with another card" gambit. It reminds me of what the U.S. government is doing with quantitative easing.
My only other hope to get out of here is to sell my etchings. 
I was disappointed with the appraisal last week. They said that none of my etchings were worth more than $500 and they don't deal with things that cheap. Maybe I can find someone who values my etchings more leniently. I'm still waiting to hear from an art gallery in LaCrosse.  
My stock options are going down since both oil and silver are going down. 
I still expect Saudi Arabia to be invaded; it's just taking longer than I thought. I think that's why they are selling so much oil; they're accumulating money for the war. 
I may have to go out and get a job. I hate to think about it since it has always been so futile, anyway.
I priced a trailer a couple of days ago. 
I was thinking I could junk the motor home and tow a trailer out to California.  
It turned out that I might be able to swing that, financially. I just don't want to tie my money up for the next 5 years and I would have to spend another $500 installing a tow hitch on the van. The loan officer at the credit union said that it would work better if I could keep the cost of the trailer to below $7,000.
Maybe I should be spending my time looking for used trailers. 
I sold some silver, last night. I was hoping to sell the gold rings as well but they didn't move. 
At least I have some money for the move; but I keep buying more silver on E bay on impulse. 
I think I'll look for a trailer, online.