As I've been working on Juniper House I have been saving all the busted copper lines we had to remove. Water lines, drain lines, heating lines, those kinda lines. Any way, I took all of it to the recycle center in KC this morning. After weighing the #1 and #2 copper and the brass, they cut me a check for over 500 bucks! What a bonus! This will all get converted to building materials for Juniper. This is great as I am off the government tit and still can't find a job. A job recruiter found my resume on careerbuilder.com and called me about a position they are trying to fill. We'll see how this shakes out.
Fall is rushing in but the trees aren't going to be much of a show this year. We have been running about 6 inches over on precipitation this year but when fall approached the rain stopped. So, the trees started losing leaves before they actually turned colors.
In regards to the Juniper House, I got the gas line ran to the kitchen and the back splash grouted. I also got the basement lay out finalized for all of our storage so we can maximize the space in this area. I'll be turning this space into the home convenience store so to speak. We still plan on moving in when we get the kitchen, master bedroom and master bath done and we are getting closer every day. The way things have been going though, we will also have the home office, the guest bedroom and the walk in closet finished.
What have you done to increase your preparedness? We took a shopping trip and bought 5 flats of canned vegetables and an assortment of of other foods and expendables to place in storage. Until I get a real steady paying job this will probably be our last prep purchase for a while.