A new journey into homesteading "pic heavy"

baymule

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This was our forever home---until our daughter and family moved away. We moved here 6 years ago to be close to them. Then our son in law took a job in Odessa, 8 hours away. Real estate is vastly over priced here due to the school district. People will pay the price for their kids to attend the schools here. This ain't my forever home anymore. My mind is turning towards sell this place, take the money and build a better home.
 

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This was our forever home---until our daughter and family moved away. We moved here 6 years ago to be close to them. Then our son in law took a job in Odessa, 8 hours away. Real estate is vastly over priced here due to the school district. People will pay the price for their kids to attend the schools here. This ain't my forever home anymore. My mind is turning towards sell this place, take the money and build a better home.

With all the kids we raised no way we could move with them unless their were 11 mom's and dad's. We helped put them through college at SIU, they have all moved out many years ago all are productive citizens. Several have settled, around here because this is were mom and dad are. My job is pretty much done... Except for the hey pops I got something to bounce off of you. My 4th oldest son and his wife just took me out to dinner for my birthday and celebrated my youngest granddaughters at the same time, plus Valentine's day also. We picked up my mother inlaw and all 9 of us drove to Kentucky for sit-down dinner. It was so nice!

God is Good!
 

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the big test is Monday in Austin. from what i hear Austin has no water and very little electricity. I'm assuming other resources are thin as well.

I've prepped the truck to head out as best as I can. got new tires today, fresh oil change, new wiper blades, and a new serpentine belt.
I'll have my tool box kit as always which includes a very extensive tool kit, and then a 24 inch pipe wrench, 3 lb axe, take down buck saw, chains, shovel, funnels, sledge hammer, bolt cutters, tarp, rope, and idk what else.

I added my bug out bag which has everything I might need for a camping trip less tent or sleeping bag.

then I threw in a couple sleeping bags, propane cook top, lantern, and a couple bottles propane. on top of that a bunch of food and drinks. looks like I'm going camping.

idk if there will be much gas to be had so I'm leaving with a full tank and taking 17 gallons in the back of the truck. 3 five gallon gas cans, and a 2 gallon. it's strapped down very well and secure...as lomg as I don't get rear ended by a semi it should be ok and I have almost enough to go down there and make it back. I can get close enough to habe a buddy pick me up anyway..


and then I have the boring overnight bag with clothes and a toothbrush.


I have reservations at a hotel, but there aren't many rooms available so I'm prepped to sleep in the truck if I need to.


the in-laws think I'm crazy but I'd rather have it and not need it than the other way around.

the hard part is the 8 hour test. yall wish me luck
Bro you got this in the bag
 
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