Hello Everybody, Frank here.
I’m not really sure where to start this, and I’m certainly not going to start off with some stupid joke, even though Humor is the Essence of Survival.
Fern and I, as I’m sure many of you are praying for our country and our world. There is nothing new that is going to be said here that you probably haven’t heard somewhere else. You are all aware of the coronavirus. It’s got a couple of other names, but for uniformity, we are just going to call it the coronavirus. As stated many times before, I do not believe or trust my government, and I certainly do not believe or trust a communist, dictator’s government. I trust even less, the news media.
That being said, the information we have to go on, which is sketchy to say the least, would indicate that perilous times are upon us. A few reminders here.
- As Ol’ Remus says, “Avoid crowds”. This is critically important.
- Wash your hands.
- When Fern and I leave the house, we now carry a sealed sandwich bag with a washcloth in it that is saturated with 91% alcohol. We also carry surgical gloves. We have not started wearing masks yet, but yes, we have them. These are very basic and simple things to do. You can find a more detailed list in several other places.
- The NBA has cancelled it’s basketball season. College conferences all around the country are cancelling tournaments. Here in Oklahoma, they have wisely cancelled the state basketball tournaments. They waited a little late to make this command decision about the state tournaments, but how can you justify the NBA and college conferences cancelling and you still allow high school games to be played? But my hat’s off, somebody finally made the command decision.
- I’ll get to the point of this in just a minute. Even before President Trump’s statement last night, airlines were cancelling flights, both international and domestic.
- Cruise ships are also cancelling.
The point of this? This thing is real. People a whole lot smarter than I am either know something is coming or can see that something is coming. Our country is effectively, very slowly, shutting down. I hope you got to watch President Trump’s talk last night. It was direct, to the point. It appears that this thing is going to get out of hand.
Did you hear what he said about nursing homes? Fern’s mother is currently in a local nursing home. Now, think about this. I am 70 years old, I have had open heart surgery. When do we decide not to go see Fern’s mother again? I am in that high risk target. Tough decision.
We have already filled all of the holes we need to fill in our supplies, and if push comes to shove, we could probably not leave our house for a year or more, with or without utilities.
I keep hoping this thing will just pass over like a blip on a radar. Is this the apocalypse we read about in the Bible? Is it the end times? Is this another Noah type event? I really don’t know.
But I do know that our government is taking some extreme measures. Let’s give credit where credit is due. Extreme measures are needed during extreme times. I’ve got the distinct feeling that extreme is about to get significantly more extreme.
Maybe a bank holiday? You are familiar with the repo market? Are you aware that the Federal Reserve, which is not a government agency, has been pumping billions of dollars every night into the banking industry just to produce some stability? That is about to increase significantly. I know you’ve been watching the stock market the last few days. The world markets are collapsing. Some will say, oh this is just another blip on the radar, and it might be. I wouldn’t bank on that.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we are in uncharted waters. I am glad, genuinely glad, that President Trump is our leader. Is he perfect? No.
NOW is the time to fill holes in any supplies you need. Use diligent precautions when doing so. We still don’t even know exactly how the coronavirus is transmitted, and it truly doesn’t make any difference how it started. If you are standing at the bottom of a hill and an unoccupied automobile is rolling toward you, it doesn’t make any difference whether it was intentional or unintentional, man made or God made. It doesn’t make any difference, you need to move out of the way before it runs you down.
Hopefully, this thing will pass. But with the preparations our government and other world governments are doing, somebody knows something that is not being released to the general public. Prepare now. That storm is here. Those dark clouds are upon us. Whatever analogy you want to use, use it.
I wouldn’t expect our government to tell us the truth if they knew something was apocalyptic. Even if this virus only kills a few hundred million people, the world economy will come to a screeching halt. Anarchy will reign. As you’ve heard here, be prepared to do the unthinkable.
By the way, Sam’s and Wal-Mart are out of Spam. We are in trouble.
Fern and I are going to live everyday to the fullest. We have started planting the garden, I have re-purified my water well. We have inventoried and cataloged our medical supplies. We will do the best we can until the Big Guy pulls our number.
Remember, Humor is the Essence of Survival. If you have any doubt that God has a sense of humor, then go look in your bathroom mirror. Then go get your wife or husband to do it, or if you live alone, get your cat to do it.
Also remember that you and your immediate family come first.
If you have thoughts on this, or you have information about grocery store shelves, or who has what that others don’t, then please share. After you read this, you need to get an alcohol swab and wipe down the screen on your computer.
I hope to see all of you again soon. Exponentially, we are on the uphill side of the hockey stick. Pay attention.
DON’T GET ON THE BUS.
We’ll talk more later, Frank