On This Day Pre-Y2K

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May 10, 1999 Permalink

I’m definately in a lull. I’m bored. Bored, bored, bored. I think that after 4 months, being in the middle of nowhere is starting to get to me. I want Thai food really bad (last week it was Mexican). My main problem is that I am completely done with getting the rabbits and chickens set up. All the cages are repaired/rebuilt. The chickens have learned how to go into their hen house at night. I spent about a month working on it and now have no idea what to do. I have one more day of planting to do and that’ll be done tomorrow. The next project is the storm/root/storage cellar thing. We had a guy bring a back hoe and dig it all out. And another guy deliverd gravel today for the drainage on it. The problem with the cellar is that it’s a “guy thing” (I spent about half of today sitting in the dirt watching my husband dig out the drainage ditch). Once it’s built, I’m in charge of moving a lot of the stuff into it (everything except the heavy boxes). It’s all but impossible to clean the house until the cellar is done due to the boxes, lanterns (we keep finding them at yard sales), tools that should be in the shed but there’s no room for them... Waiting for Y2K, waiting for storage space, waiting for the stew farm to grow (aside from the fruit, all we planted in our garden is potatoes, tomatoes, carrots and onions) late summer I can add rabbits and can it, waiting for bunnies to have babies. We’ve got just about everything I can think of although every now again I think of something and go out and buy 10 of it. We don’t have anything in the way of alternate electricity but I don’t really care all that much about it (I figure that is also a guy thing so my husband can worry with that if he wants it). We’ve got enough spare parts around here to rig something up if we really need to. Sigh.

—backwoods, comp.software.year-2000, 05/10/99

There’s a great line in “The Karate kid” that goes a long way towards describing the dangers of being in the “Middle of the Road”.

Put grape on right side of road...safe.

Put grape on left side of road...safe.

Put grape on middle of road...sooner or later, truck come by and it get the squish.

Y2K same. Either you Y2K yes, or you Y2K no. You Y2K “Guess so, middle of the road”...will get the squish just like grape.

Or, as a scripture in Revelation reads: “I wish that you were either hot or cold, but because you are lukewarm I will spit you out of My mouth. This because you say I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing know that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” Rev. 3

I’d say the majority of Americans were woefully underdressed and pitifully blind.

—INVAR, Time Bomb 2000 Forums (LUSENET), 05/10/99

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