From the Desk of John Rourke – February 14th, 2017


Enjoy your Valentines Day!

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Pulled out of my driveway Sunday afternoon and heard a massive scraping sound when I applied the brakes. Yup – new brake pads were installed Sunday night. Not exactly on my list of things to do but fairly simple. Had Christopher help me which was good info for him.

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Part of my inventory system includes a “Goal Qty” as well as current “On Hand Qty”. Costs are tracked and tabulated. As I have been entering items watching the total rise I am shocked – and somewhat impressed – by the level funds I’ve dedicated to preparedness. Although I continue to set and work towards preparedness goals funds are needing to go to other areas of my life.

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Anyone have any experience with motion detectors? I am familiar with the typical wireless driveway alarm. I am looking for multi-channel wireless devices. Multiple channels important so that various zones can be monitored at the same time and precise location known once intrusion is detected.

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Praying for the folks downstream of the Oroville dam in California.  What an example for having bug out plans – just in case.

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I keep hearing about vehicles with no drivers. There are actually towns that will be allowing their streets to have these accidents-waiting-to-happen drive around. Kinda reminds me of what the early stages of Skynet was probably like from the movie The Terminator. If I hear any of these cars are built by Cyberdyne I’m going to start worrying.

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