Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Secret Shelter Basement/Swimming Pool/Attic

This whole healthcare bill thing. I don’t get it. It scares me. Because all the really rightwing people are calling it the end of Democracy. And all the really leftwing people are calling it the salvation of the nation.

Bean & I are moderate. Bean’s the right side of moderate (a little more right than moderate, but still moderate), I’m the left side.

But I wasn’t paying attention when all of this was going down, I was busy with kids and work, and house and church and dog and Mom. So I have no idea what’s going on.
So I’m panicking. I want to build a shelter. I want to stock up on canned goods. I want to buy gold bars and bottled water. I’m a nester and a do-er. I don’t feel safe unless something is done.

So I’ve come up with a plan:

We’re having a garage sale soon, so I’ll be able to clean out the garage really well. And then I’ll be able to set aside a place in the garage for all of our canned goods and bottled water and extra clothes and stuff. We can’t have any gold bars yet, because I don’t know where to put them – obviously they can’t go in the house.

I talked to Bean about a shelter the other day..

Me: I want to you to build us a secret shelter basement.

Bean: We live in southeast Texas.

Me: So??

Bean: We can’t have a basement.

Me: Why not??

Bean: Because it will fill up with water.

Me: Why??

Bean: Because we live too close to sea level.

Me: What does that have to do with anything?? I want a secret shelter basement.

Bean: Honey. Have you noticed that no one here has basements??

Me: Yes. That’s why it will be so fantastic. No one will expect us to have one!!

Bean: We can have a secret underground swimming pool.

Me: Nevermind.

Bean: That’s what I thought.

So that’s a no on the secret shelter basement.. Maybe a secret shelter attic??

I have absolutely no idea what good any of this will do with the Healthcare Bill, but it makes me feel better, and that’s the point, right??


Kristy said...

My Mom and Dad ordered years worth of food from the Mormons. It is mandatory for Mormons to keep a 1 year food supply on hand. So if you want to prepare for Doomsday on a budget - - I suggest shopping on Mormon websites. Who knew???

Jenn said...

That is totally AWESOME!!!! I'm sending Bean down to the Mormon Temple on Friday to inquire about prices for this year's supply of food and also Secret Basement Shelters, because surely if they are stocking food they are also building Secret Basement Shelters.

Oohh.. Or maybe I can just find some of those little dudes walking around and ask them..