Peeking Out of the Woodwork

Mar 31, 2013 by

First, Happy Easter to everyone!

Wondering where we’ve been?

Exploring the Northwoods

First, let me apologize personally for dropping off the radar for this past Winter.  This blog represents a commitment to our readers, and it’s the story of our journey to preparedness, as it happens.

Just before the start of winter, we moved from Florida to Wisconsin.  We’ve been adjusting in all the ways that you adjust from a cross-country move, from the continual unpacking to finding local work to building new personal and professional networks, and right down to the little things, like seeing children playing in the streets without supervision (which never happened in Florida) and enjoying the local newspaper’s regular section on local school children’s achievements (in Florida, positive news never made the paper) and loving that the worst possible thing the local governing counsel has to talk about is whether or not to approve electronic billboards for use in city limits (in Florida, the electronic ones were very common-place, but here, they worry they’ll cause car crashes from all the fancy distractions on the screen).

And personally, I’ve been doing some heavy pondering about our security, and whether or not it is wise to have a preparedness-oriented blog in today’s world. I’m still not sure it is. In fact, I’m pretty sure it isn’t. But there’s so much to share, and so much to learn. I want to continue sharing our journey with you in the hopes that maybe there’s some small part of what we learn that may be helpful to you in your journey to preparedness.

On a day to day basis, my hands have also been full chasing our adorable 16 month old daughter Aurora, and trying to balance her needs with two part time jobs from home and learning some nifty new skills.  If I’m irregular in posting, please keep rambunctious little Aurora in mind, and bare with me.

I’m going to be playing catch up for a bit yet as I share the winter’s events with you, but I’m also very much looking towards the future, and to Spring.  Spring is in the air – it’s that fresh fresh smell of air and flowers and melting snow. We haven’t felt Spring coming for some time now (in Florida it just goes from a mild winter to a hot summer, with no Spring in between).  It’s delicious, and inspiring. I hope that wherever you are reading this from, you too can feel Spring in the air.

~ Sandy

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  1. Dairy

    Hello Sandy,
    First off no need for a apology, its your blog, your life…. but we did miss you.
    As for OPSEC…guess if any of us are on the puter it puts a big hole in security if not multi-layered. Oh well, keep discussion general in nature an we see what happens.
    As for spring..I’m looking at a lot of white snow yet however it did get above 30 the other day… spring soon, very soon (I hope). We are to the east of you folks…same state.

    Glad to hear the little one is doing well as I hope all of the Rogues are.

    Looking forward to future post.

    Welcome Back

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