Well the Jeep needs $1100 worth of work, 90% of which I cannot do. That doesn't include any tranny work, so that's $400-$500 even if it's just a seal or something. So the Jeep is dead.
So now I got to scramble to get a car. I'll dump the Jeep to a junkyard, should get $400 or so for it. that plus my emergency fund from my taxes gets me $2500 towards something else. I'll be heading out soon to hit a few car dealerships so see just how ready they are to cut a good deal.
Yesterday was a big day for preps. My local gun store had a 500 round case of Golden Bear .308 ammo for $250 so I grabbed that and 300 rounds of .22LR. I went grocery shopping and went all out. I spent $150 on food preps. It's a lot, but it's something that has to be done. I loaded up on some of the items I've been passing by. Baked beans were on sale so I grabbed another 20 cans. I grabbed peas, carrots, and sauerkraut. I got 20# of dried beans. I also grabbed 5 bottles of my favorite taco sauce! good stuff. If I get a chance I'll load up on some more bulk items at BJ's like ketchup and BBQ sauce. I grabbed some canned soups that were on sale too.
I'm at the point where I need to do an extensive inventory and see what I have and what else I need to get. I'm also close to being immobile with all this food. From now on I need to focus on the dried foods. Maybe #10 cans of dehydrated stuff. The canned goods are going to be real heavy to move if I need to bug out.
Which reminds me I need to pre-position some foods out with Mum. I'll grab the heavier stuff and stash it there in case we are separated for a long time or I have to bug out from here.
Off to deal with the one class of people worse than politicians. Used Car Salesmen!
Keep prepping everyone, keep communicating. I fear summertime will bring a lot of surprises, most will be ill news. We still have time, though.