Another helpful PSA from your buddy, Winston.
Seriously, now more than ever, be ready for stuff to just 'go bad'. I've written extensively here in my Ponder the Unthinkable series regarding Survival and SHTF procedures. 2012 / Mayan apocalypse came and went, people moved on. But don't get complacent. Enjoy the good times, but be ready for the bad times. The next downturn / setback may be closer than you think.
I'm glad that FEMA and the brains in our government have upped the recommended family stockpile of food and water to two weeks. That's a good start. Store medical supplies, especially any specific medicines you need. Have some money, as in cash. Know what you will do when you can't get to a grocery store or hospital, because there is no gasoline. No need to fret about this stuff, but at least think about it, and have a plan. Do you have health insurance because you plan on breaking your leg? Of course not. Bad things happen. It's prudent to be prepared.
The last Recession was bad. This next one may not be as bad, or it may be worse. All I know is that too many people think that the party will last forever. It won't. And when the good times end, you wanna be the cat with a bottle of aspirin and a comfy sofa.
Hangovers suck. But you play, so you pay.
And it may not be the economy, I don't know. With the current Toddler In Chief, anything goes.
Humor an old pessimist. Just think about it. And do us all a favor by doing something ahead of time. Thanks.
(We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging...)