Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Now We've Gone frome Strange to Extra Creepy
After I made the last post I went back outside to finish up the last of the preps. The county highway outside the house is pretty busy today which is not unusual for 3:00 or so in the afternoon especially the day before every radio and television station for 100 miles is predicting some major storm coming through.
Let me tell you the news/weather people around here are convinced it's going to be like cold/snow/freezing rain Armageddon or something which probably means we won't get jack... but I digress.
I decided to test my exhaust hole and run the generator for a few minutes plus with the new hole I wanted to see how loud the thing would be buttoned up with the lid closed. The wood around the hole never got that hot as I made it pretty wide and the noise was actually pretty reasonable even right up next to it. I was happy with the outcome.
So I am letting the generator run and putting tarps on my stacked wood and I look over to the road and there is this guy all dressed in black from head to foot with a dark helmet visor to boot on an all black rice burner motorcycle. I am not sure what type I couldn't see any name on the thing and I couldn't read his license plate.
This motorcycle guy is just stationary and looking at me, or at least his head seemed to be turned in my direction. So not to be out done I turn so my .45 is visible on my hip and stare back at him. Eventually he starts messing with his dials or something on his console and I go back to work. Yet the guy stayed sitting out there for a good 30 minutes in fact he even somehow got my son's notice, which is saying something because my son barely leaves his computer these days. My son actually came outside to see what was up.
That's when motorcycle guy drove off.
I got the impression the guy was younger but honestly I couldn't see any identifying clues about him at all. He could have been purple with orange hair and 90 years old for all I know.
About 10 minutes later he came screaming back from the direction he came from heading East. It was just kinda creepy but that county road is one of the few straight flat stretches of road in the region and it is lightly populated as well so people like to come out here and test their high end speed. Never seen a deputy sheriff out here sitting either.
I will keep the home defense weaponry very handy for a while now though as whoever it was knows I have a generator hidden in the box on the front porch now.
While all this was going on I watched the front move in from the Northwest and the temperatures drop 20 degrees in about an hour. The wind has really picked up and the fire is laid and ready to start.
I hope the bees are as ready for this as we are.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!