Thursday, October 29, 2015

Should I Leave from Ashland this coming Sunday?

I'm debating whether I want to leave for Iowa as I leave church in Ashland this coming Sunday. I would be wasting some daylight since the church gets out at 11:00. But I would avoid driving into the Sun. It's hard enough driving through the mountains but to do it with the Sun in your eyes is really bad.
I expect to be packed up and ready to go by Saturday. If I really set my mind to, it I could be out of here tomorrow. There isn't much keeping me here. I need to pay a couple of bills and sell my gold prospecting gear and just leave.
I could wait until Wednesday; when I'll have my check from Social Security in the bank. I don't think I'll wait. I'll need that money in Iowa, anyway.
It's time to get out of here and get back home. I'll hate being around all of those liberals but there is a downside to everything.
I think I'll have so much room that I'll have to car top carrier on top of my bins in the back of the van instead of on top of the car.
Well, I should get back to the apartment and load up another bin.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I may be Heading out Sunday

There really isn't much keeping me here so I may leave Sunday, after church.
I'm selling my prospecting gear to Chris. That will help with the gas for the trip back.
Tomorrow, I'll also be selling some gold. I hate to do that because I know I'll buy it back, later.
I think I'll have plenty of room in the van for what I have to take with me. I've been getting rid of a lot of stuff. Anything that weighs a lot or takes up a lot of room just has to go. Especially if I haven't used it for a couple of years. I even sold a couple of guns.
I may be wrong but I don't feel the financial reset will cause violence in the streets. At least I still have a .22 rifle for that.
I was thinking that I would rather have a pump action 12 gauge and a semi-automatic rifle.
The Russian SVT would work with the ammo that I have but I might have to go to Canada to get one.
When they were on the market, the Brady bill was in effect. So they weren't sold here, very much. They're easy to find in Canada but hard to find here. I'll have to see what I get into to import one.
Of course that all depends on getting a lot of money to work with. That's unlikely.
On the topic of money, it looks like Bitcoin is taking off again. I have a way to buy them using margin. But I'm unhappy with the company that I have to deal with. It seems that my money just vanishes whenever I send them some more. I made a complaint (it's called making a ticket) but I'm not getting a satisfactory answer.
I've got to make a couple of calls, tomorrow, to find an apartment in Decorah. I think it will work out.
I've got to get home and start packing.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Once Again One of my Strongly Held Beliefs Turns out to be a Delusion

I was holding the belief that I had encountered a bank loan officer, here, in a time travel experience.
I asked her about it today and it turned out that it was false.
I guess you never get over these delusions and hallucinations when you are schizophrenic. I try to keep quiet about it but it still disrupts my life.
I suppose looking for gold was a symptom of my disease. I suppose I wouldn't be traipsing all over the country, looking for gold, if I wasn't sick.
Maybe that's why I watch all the "gloom and doomer" websites. I like to believe that I'm aware of something that others aren't aware of (mainly the collapse of the economy). I wonder what percentage of the viewers of those websites are either bi-polar or schizophrenic. Oh well.
I might be going back to Decorah earlier than I thought. I got my car top carrier today. I wasn't expecting it for a couple of weeks. After paying a couple of bills I have nothing keeping me here. The earlier I get back the sooner I can get an apartment. I'm looking forward to getting out of here. There is nothing keeping me here but delusions of grandeur.
I'm getting rid of a lot of stuff. Anything that takes up weight and space that I haven't used in a couple of years just has to go. I don't have the room for it. I lost the utility trailer and now I have to fit everything into the van. At least I have a water-proof carrier to put on the top of the van.
I've got to get Chris to help me load up either tomorrow or Wednesday and get on the road. I don't feel as overwhelmed as I did when I came out here. I guess I don't have as much to do. Maybe I can get rid of more stuff.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

So, Will Hurricane Patricia Drive Silver Prices Up?

I've got a ton of silver options so I'm hoping that Hurricane Patricia drives the price up.
Mexico is one of the largest silver producing areas in the world. I think they are at the 2nd or 3rd place. Therefor it's not out of the realm of possibilities that it will drive silver prices up.
Even if the mines aren't damaged; the roads to and from the mines may be blocked.
I'll get up early tomorrow and check the prices.
It looks like the Asian stock market prices are doing well so maybe my Russell 2000 options will do well. There is some hope. Tomorrow might be a big day for me.
I sold my generator. I never used; it so it's taking up space and weight for the move. I'll get a bigger one if my options do well. That's presuming that I'll come out here again, next year.
Tomorrow I'll do more towards packing for the move. Getting rid of the generator is a good move for now. Tomorrow I'll throw out some of my clothes and bedding. I'm not using that stuff anyway. Maybe I'll get rid of some of my extra towels as well. Everything that takes up room counts.
I'm getting to the point where I don't have much to get rid of. It's good to get rid of clutter.
I've got a couple of silver coins coming in the mail and a car top carrier, as well. That might not get here for a while but I hope it gets here soon. I want to get out of here. I'm anxious to get home and find an apartment.
I miss all of my old friends and places where I drank coffee. I don't miss the liberal attitudes that comes from living in a college town. I just have to avoid talking politics and economics with most of the people from Decorah. I guess everywhere has it's pluses and minuses.
One thing I won't miss is Starbucks coffee. Even the blond roast is too strong for me. I miss the coffee at Java John's. I'll be getting my fill, soon.
I heard back from the VA about the spot on my arm. It's just some "old age" thing. It will flake off on it's own and it's not cancer. At least that is good news. I was worried.

Friday, October 23, 2015

So far Jim Willie is Right

He said that the market would go up because the Chinese wanted more time to buy gold.
Everybody else has been wrong. Mannerino and someone else were predicting a major crash.
Bix Weir keeps saying that there is a major deposit of gold in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Maybe that is why gold prices don't go through the roof like everybody expects.
On a different topic, I'm hanging up my gold pan for the season. I didn't find enough to make it worth the effort. I came up with about 5 little specs the whole season. I'm too old and out-of-shape for this stuff. Just getting to the various claims is beyond me. I might try finding my own claim out in the woods of Idaho, next year. We'll see.
My efforts now are geared up towards getting back to Iowa so I can shovel snow. That's bad enough.
I'm making some progress on packing up. I got rid of my chemicals for car repair, today.  I gave away waxes and oils that a mechanic might need. I'm no longer a mechanic. I don't need that stuff and it takes up space and weight for the move back.
I might get back to this blog later, tonight.
That's all for now.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Today, I'm Winging it.

I normally have something planned out for my blog before I sit down and start writing. Today i have no plan so we'll see how it works out. 
I bought a car top carrier from Sportsman's Guide. I buy a lot from them because it saves money. I saved about $20 over Wal-Mart and it looks like a better carrier. The only problem is that I will have to wait a couple of weeks to get it. 
I read a Yahoo news article that said schizophrenia is caused by inflammation in the brain. Apparently it can be treated with Ibuprofen. I'm going to get some at the Dollar Store and give it a try. 
One of my hallucinations was that I was shot in the head back in 1970. If there is a bullet lodged in my head it might explain my mental illness for the last 45 or so years. 
I don't have any money and nobody pays any attention to my beliefs anyway so I've never been checked for that. If I make money on my options I'll go to a hospital and simply pay them to x-ray me. 
I've got a new idea of where to find gold. I was watching a video by Jeff Williams the other night. He showed how to find gold in bed rocks. I saw a lot of them at Sawyers Bar last week. I'm going there this Wednesday with Chris. I hope we find some gold. 
I've got a spot on my arm that I'm having a VA doctor look at this coming Tuesday. Other wise I would head out to Sawyers Bar before Chris gets off of work. 
I's raining, finally. Maybe I won't have to wash my car.
That's all for now.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mannerino says it's going down.

All of the experts that I listen to have different opinions on what the market is going to do. Mannerino and Dent say it's going down while Jim Willie says it's going up.
I'm leaning towards the up side.
Tomorrow is options expiration date for October. Most of my silver options will expire, worthless. My only hope for them is if it becomes official that there is no silver for delivery, anywhere. That won't happen so soon. Oh Well.
I've been seeing some bad news about Ebola recently. A nurse who had it a year ago is having a relapse and she might die. Also, some people  are saying that men who had it will have to  wait up to 9 months before they have sex. Apparently it lingers in the body. We're not out of the woods, yet.
I'm too tired to do any prospecting. It's time to get ready for my move back to Iowa. I think I can get it all into the back of the van. If not I'll get a rooftop carrier and load the overflow there. If I have to I can get a hitch carrier and put a few bins on the outside of the van as well.
I've just got to get busy and get loaded up. It's time to go.
I know I can make money, shoveling snow; the gold prospecting didn't work out. I only found a few flakes. It wasn't enough to justify the expense.
I'll get back to Iowa and keep my expenses down. It doesn't look like I'll be able to find a room from out here so the sooner I get back the better. I just have to get out and start loading things up. I think I'll get a few more bins from Wal-Mart and load everything into them.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Harry Dent Says the Market is going Down.

I saw an interview of Harry Dent (an analyst who uses demographics) where he said the market was going down, this week. I respect Dent's opinion so I placed an order for some put options on the Russell 2000.
I already had options on the Russell but I was leaning towards the buy side per Jim Willie. He said that the "reset" will be delayed by a year so the Chinese can buy more gold.
They'll need that to back their new currency.
It was too late in the day for me to get my order filled so I'll have to wait until Monday. The best thing for me is to have the market go up which would simultaneously make my call options go up; while it would make it more likely for my put options to have the order filled at a good price.
On a different topic, I went to Sawyer's Bar yesterday. It's way up in the mountains.
It's so hard to get to and hard to find that I feel not many prospectors have been  there.
It looks like a good place to dowse. There is a large, rocky, flatland. I feel that I should be able to find nuggets there since I talked with a person who found 2 large nuggets there in the sixties.
I may go there tomorrow: but I'll definitely take Chris there Monday.
I'll have to get my camera working because the scenery around Sawyer's Bar is gorgeous. Maybe I'll use the camera.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

I'm "All In".

I spent Friday buying stock and ETF options. I guess that all I have are ETF options.
I have a major position in silver calls. That's betting that silver will go up. Not only are all of the "gloom and doomer" Youtube videos saying that they are running out of silver; but it's getting hard to buy silver on the internet (like Ebay).
I have some good positions on the Russell 2000 index (IWN). I'm betting both ways on that. I figure that there will be a big move but I'm not sure which way it will go. Either way it goes some of my options will be worthless but the others will multiply by 100's of percent.
I'm also long (meaning that I'm betting it goes up) on oil. I figure that they will have to save oil in order to drive up the stock market.
I only spent $1500. I've got a couple of orders in for more Russell 2000 options that might or might not fill tomorrow when I'm on the road to Redding.
The first day of trading could't have been better. I bought when the market was down and after I bought it went up. I couldn't have timed it better if I tried.
After my appointment at the Redding VA clinic I won't have anything keeping me here except panning for gold.
I might jump into my car or take a bus and go back to Decorah for snow shoveling.
I still need to find a place to live back there but I'm working on it.
That's all I have for now.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Jim Willie says that the "reset" will be delayed by a year.

That changes everything as far as my investing is concerned.
I was thinking that the markets will collapse in a few weeks at the direction of the group commonly referred to as "the club".
Willie said that he heard that the Chinese don't have enough gold to make a new currency yet. Therefore they are delaying the reset.
I watched a CNBC video about oil prices. It seems to me that if they are delaying the reset they will have to prop up oil prices. Bankrupting oil companies will bring about the collapse quicker than anything else; so now might be the time to buy oil ETFs, particularly USO. When my money hits E-trade tomorrow that will be the first thing that I will buy.
After that I'll buy call options on IWN. That means I'll be betting that the Russell 2000 index will go up.
I'm going to leave my silver options alone since I still feel that they are running out of silver.
The big thing is that I'm not going to jump in with both feet since I don't know what is really happening.
In fact I might use my borrowed money to go back to Decorah. I just need to find a place to park the motor home.
Jim Willie is a very persuasive speaker; I hope he's right about the reset.
So many times, I base my financial decisions on what I heard from the last person I listened to on YouTube. They can be very persuasive.
Oh well, I'll invest small amount and have the rest for my move back to Iowa.
Well, tomorrow will be a big day for me.