What did you do last week to prep?
To begin, you may have noticed that I’ve not been around much. I’ve been busy with moving. We’ve literally sold, gave away, or donated at least 1/2 of our belongings in an effort to downsize. This enabled us to build the funding for me to go to Paramedic school. I passed the entrance examination today.
It’s also given us the funding to fix and repair my truck. From the spindles to the tires, the front end is new thanks to my younger brother.
I’ve done a lot of trading, and one of the things I obtained is a new to me 10/22 with a black stock and stainless barrel. An $8 rail placed on top as well as a Bushnell TRS-25 and I completed the build. If came with an extended magazine release. Also in the gun department, I FINALLY brought home the Weatherby Mark 5 Accumark in .30-06 which is a bolt action. I’ve been doing research into which scope I’ll be putting on it.
After doing some shortening in the budget area and dropping non-essential services, we are saving a whopping $1200 a month now. This is huge! We will also begin paying all home expenses per our plan at my grandfather’s house.
What all this leads to is more money to apply to debts such as our financed car. It also gives us the flexibility to do and complete other projects we may have, and to bring content here to the site. There are some reviews of some great gear coming up.
Finally, 2 weeks ago I was in a rear end collision with another driver. After he hit me, he became belligerent and I ended up calling police after drawing a bladed weapon to make the person back off. He was driving a vehicle he borrowed from a family member. Insurance is fighting it out, but thus far it has been determined that my commuter vehicle(a 2004 Scion XB that gets 30+mpg) has been totaled. The insurance adjuster states that my “Bug” as I call it is worth between $4200-$4800. I’ll be hearing back from them sometime next week.
My wife and I have decided to sell the vehicle to the insurance company, and then use the entire amount to find another used vehicle. My hope is for an SUV or truck that gets decent gas mileage and is $10K or less. Any ideas on my new primary vehicle? BTW… I’m ok except for the expected sore back from the days following the wreck.
So there’s the long and short of it all. How’ve things been with you?