If we are stuck in the desert we better be prepared for the onslaught. The bills are now being paid off so we have crossed the threshold to become debt free. The current effort includes being well armed for any contingencies. To this end an LWRC M6A3 has been purchased to increase the armory and is now being outfitted. Our property would not be an easy target for the "evil doers."
Our next pending major investment is "dirt"... The expansion of our garden area. This is planned to occur in the next 90 days. The garden border railroad ties have already been purchased and are waiting to be emplaced. We also plan a supporting structure for garden solar cloth to be strung above the garden. We are under no illusions that the intense endless 100+ degree days are here to stay each summer now that climate change has come home to roost.
Speaking of roosting; our chickens have begun to lay eggs. Between them and the ducks the food supply has increased. They are good girls and a happy addition to our ark.
I'm not quite ready to retire yet for full time duties on our ark. The city income is being well used for the preparation for the "long emergency." However, I'm now more than ready to make the transition to "retirement" mode.