Thursday, June 23, 2011

In Memory of Ron Hood

I first heard that Ron had passed Wednesday. I thought to myself, what a shame. It wasn't until today when I read this that the tears came. This is from the forum:

To those of you who don't know, today is the first day that our son Jesse does not have a daddy. The first day in over 20 years that I do not have my best friend, love and husband.

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Ron passed away in his sleep last night. Our alarm went off this morning as he set it for 8 am and he just did not wake up.

This is the day we were scheduled to leave for our EOTW gathering in Salmon Idaho. Ron, I and Jesse will not be coming.

I just want to scream from the top of my lungs that I love Ron so much that it hurts and that both Jesse and I have been blessed having him in our lives.

I will write more as I get a chance.

Jesse and I love you so much Ron. You were the best husband, friend, teacher and daddy I could ever imagine having.

-Karen and Jesse Hood

Saturday, June 11, 2011

7 must-haves for your emergency kit

I signed out of hotmail today and this article popped up on msn:
I have to say that their list is a bit flawed.  So here is my list in priority:

Air - Gas Mask
Shelter - Tent
Water - Filter
Food - Ration Bars
Medical - First Aid Kit
Security - Shotgun
Communication - Emergency Crank Radio/Light

Monday, June 6, 2011

Book Bomb

Product Description
Have you ever wondered if it was possible to really simplify your life without giving away all your possessions, joining the Green Party, or taking up meditation? For too long, the terms "simplicity" or "simple living" have been associated with the far-left granola crowd. Now a practical alternative is available. The Simplicity Primer addresses how to achieve a simple lifestyle from a concrete, conservative, no-nonsense, realistic standpoint. It offers guidelines for family life, finances, the workplace, health, relationships, spiritual life, home, recreational activities, and much more. Imagine how simple your life would be if you were out of debt, had well-behaved kids, and a happy marriage. Imagine what it would be like to have an uncluttered home or a job you love. Imagine how it would be if you were better able to survive and thrive in these increasingly uncertain times. These things are possible, and following even a few of the 365 tips in this book will simplify your life in amazing ways.
About the Author
Patrice Lewis is a freelance writer and the author of "The Home Craft Business: How to Make it Survive and Thrive." She is co-founder (with her husband) of a home woodcraft business. The Lewises live on 40 acres in north Idaho with their two homeschooled children, assorted livestock, and a shop that overflows into the house with depressing regularity.

This book releases tomorrow. Patrice has asked that everyone buy it tomorrow to create a book bomb and increase its exposure.