Wednesday Update

I hope one and all had a Merry and Blessed Christmas! Mine was both, in part because I could cook again. I hit the wall, hard actually, both Christmas Even and Christmas Day on a physical basis, but got the food done and that was what I was after. Will try to post photos of the book and two cast iron pans that were my treats to myself.

The car issues progresses. Just had a talk with my insurance agent and they can cover a rebuilt title. So, looking at going Friday to a dealer my landlord and his family have used who specializes in such to see what they have and the price range. Once we have that, I will get something up. Big things for me are reliable, working heat, and working windshield washer/wipers. Most anything else is negotiable.

I need to do an update on some of what is going on in Russia. Saw where there was apparently some discussion of a Russian Black Swan event that would take Vladimir out of power and plunge the world into chaos. In immediate terms, don’t see him going anywhere — yet. Ask me again in March/April and it may be a very different answer. For all there is an effort to project an image of calm and deliberation, there is a lot going on behind the scenes. Going to be interesting to see who is in the photo in a few months, who isn’t, and who is obviously airbrushed/photchopped out.

In regards the reporter predicting a Black Swan event for us, I think she’s onto something. In fact, I’m a bit worried 2024 could see more than one as well as a host of other problems. Be prepared. Need to do a post on that as well.

More soon, but am trying to take some time to recharge, recover, and otherwise get ready for the new year. Good news is, PT continues to go very well. Hoping we can take it up a level or two again here soon. Will have to spend most of Friday dealing with car, getting a bus pass, and maybe doing some grocery shopping. I now have one of those urban grocery carts that can go on a bus, as the arms were not happy with carrying, and the backpack was a bit limited on several fronts including how much I could put on the shoulders.

Getting hit by lightning is not fun! If you would like to help me in my recovery efforts, which include moving once we have medical issues cleared up, feel free to hit the fundraiser at A New Life on GiveSendGo, use the options in the Tip Jar in the upper right, or drop me a line to discuss other methods. It is thanks to your gifts and prayers that I am still going. Thank you.

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  1. rebuilt / salvage titles don’t necessarily mean a wrecked and structurally suspect vehicle. I came close to buying a salvage title vehicle once that was perfectly fine mechanically – but it was a biohazard vehicle, albeit thoroughly sanitized. Someone had died in it, deliberately, and the creepy factor was too much for me. also – a lot of vehicles get written off because the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the vehicle in the eyes of insurance, when all that needs fixing is for all intents and purposes merely cosmetic. a buddy of mine just bought back his ‘totalled’ honda element from the insurance company – it was in a minor accident and the damage was not structural, but the car is 14yrs old so they didn’t want to bother with it. Best of luck on your quest for a new ride

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