Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The unexpected happens

Many of us prep for the unexpected.  Then something unexpected happens at an unexpected time.

We had traveled across the country to visit my husband's mother and two sisters, all of whom have homes in SE Kansas.  After spending time with all of them, we left to visit a couple of friends and my husband's other sister, who lives in Colorado.

Yesterday morning, while at the home of a fellow prepper and his family, we got a call that my husband's youngest sister had unexpectedly died.  She was 52.  The family was in shock.

We headed back to SE Kansas, nearly 500 miles away.  The long loop we'd planned to make on the way home, to visit these other people, had us in a position where we had enough money for the trip back here, though it means a straight-line trip home when the time comes, eliminating the other visits.  They understand.  Maybe another time.

I'm very thankful we were able to turn around and come right back.  In normal times we wouldn't have had the money to make the 3,200 mile round trip from home (where we normally are) on such short notice.

I'm also thankful for each and every one of you who bought my book, or any of my other books.  Although I only get .35 from Amazon for each book I sell, I was able to accumulate enough to make this trip.  It's been five years since we could afford to visit my husband's mother and sisters.  His mother is nearly 80.  It means a LOT to us that he got to see her.  It also means a lot to us that although no one knew Linda was about to die, her brother (my husband) got to see her one more time.

Thank you.



  1. I am so sorry for your loss . Glad your husband was able to see his sister before this happened . Mary Lucero

  2. So glad you were able to have that visit! Lisa Bissett

  3. Thank you. I appreciate your comments.