I met a girl. A female girl. The kind of girl I've always wanted to meet. I dig her, she digs me. We've both been so busy during this crisis that we've spent weeks together before realizing that there's a spark there. Well, really more of a wildfire. But anyway.
So she and I were talking the other day about what things are going to be like down the road. Lord help me, we were talking about children. No, we're not to that stage yet, it was just rhetorical conversation. Really. And we wondered if this was the kind of world that we'd bring up our kids in. What if this happens again? Sure, we're starting to pull out of it now, but will people remember how bad it was? Will they pretend it was just a one-time deal?
You should see all the geologists around here, thick as thieves. My folks said they haven't been drilling wells like this in South Texas since the 80s. Buncha optimism. It's a little scary. I'm frightened that entropy or enthalpy or whatever the heck it was we learned about in high school chemistry will take over and we're just going to slide back to where we were. But I'm not going to let that happen to me.
Although we're rural here, we've established strong ties. Those who had no supplies bartered services with those who did. The bartering system has worked out so well that I think we're going to keep it up. Not only that, but we've met so many of our neighbors now and have built strong bonds with them. We won't let them get into trouble in the future. I see a lot of people saying the same things on their blogs and videos, and it does my heart good. Keep it up, y'all.
Got a date tonight. I'm cooking for her. Venison medallions and pumpkin soup. All stuff I've harvested myself. I haven't had pre-packaged store food in months, thankfully! But I sure am learning to cook a mean meal.
What have you learned since April?