Sorry no pictures with this post. The combination of the snow storm we got Wednesday into Thursday, the unreliable internet and the fact that I got called into work for the rest of the week now has left me way behind in the posting department.
Interestingly enough the snow storm and the internet issue are both good examples of the decline I often attempt to chronicle. The snowstorm because of the complete lack of government response and how issues like were witnessed yesterday will become more and more common and the internet because I have recently found out our only provider is considering abandoning the lines out this far due to lack of customers.
I was told just today by someone who lives only a little further out than the Small-Hold that their internet was in fact shut off and they were told it was no longer available in their area. Just not enough money in it. This makes sense because when we were finally given actual service above dial up out here the internet was actually quite good and stable but as time goes by it increasing becomes less reliable more than likely due to lack of maintenance.
Remember at the edges then being sucked inward like a tide coming in around a sand castle.
As far as the Snow storm well Thursday morning was a joke. When I left the Small-Hold to head to work at 5:30 in the morning I saw not one plow on the road. Cars were off all over and I even witnessed one SUV fishtail out of control, roll over and come to rest against the wall of a rock cut on my trip in.
Despite the fact that MoDot actually has a larger operating budget than ever even though they did not get their massive tax they were hoping for they are claiming no money. Why? Well my guess is too much money being diverted to pensions but I am sure their are other theories out there.
This type of thing will only get worse as this slide continues.
But remember when you are stuck in the snow. They earned it.
Anyway I am beat from working a 12 hour shift today and I still have two more to go this week. It means a bit of overtime so I can't pass it up but it also means I am behind on the blog and visiting all my favorite blogs as well.
I will get caught up soon I promise!!!
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!