Hi Everyone, my name is Mark. I'm a 44 year old borderline boomer/Xer, and I've been reading the weblog for about a year now. I've noticed that people at work and others I know are afraid because they don't know what's coming. I'm afraid because I do know what's coming.
My oldest, a daughter (22) lives with my mother, and my Partner and I and our youngest son (16) have just sold our mobile home and we are moving in with my Mother. See, I'm not just reading the blog, I'm paying attention
Since my Mother's house is paid off, the worst we have to worry about is making sure the taxes are paid. We have about 3 months worth of food stocks put by and are working on extending that.
My friends and coworkers laugh about my "doom and gloom" but you'd be surprised by how many of them listen when I tell them: "Listen, everytime you go to the store pick up a bag of beans or lentils- they're cheap, they store easily and they are high in protein, and they might save your child's life one day soon."
I've noticed an odd trend when I discuss the coming crisis with people. For some reason they seem to think that somehow I'm predicting the "end of days" or "the apocalypse", (which I do believe will occur as some point, after all I believe "He will come again to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end"). I always seem to have to point out that what I see coming is not necessarily the end of the world, just the end of life as we have been living it.
Do any of you also notice people jumping to the same conclusion about you when discussing the coming storm?