Grandfather says he thinks there are some tough years ahead.
He says be creative and live better as those years go by.
B F Goodrich & Co. built a specialty rubber plant here, fabricating mostly aircraft and military equipment, about 50 years ago. It has long since been gobbled up by an international conglomerate, of course. Anyway, about twenty years ago the plant was expanded and had no further need for a forty-foot long, ten-foot diameter heavy steel chemical storage tank, which Grandfather bought for $2000.
It’s used as a cistern, storing 12,400 gallons of rainwater off a barn roof.
No need for gov’mint-supplied water, nor a drilled well — just atmospheric filtration, plus nominal purification, beats that of most municipal water supplies.
Observation: Most jurisdictions outlaw such independent water systems. Rule one: Get out of town!
Your opportunities will be different, but you need to be of a mindset and in a place where your imagination can sustain you in the years ahead.
Grandfather says he remembers how long the great depression of the 1930s lasted. Don’t waste time wishing you were better prepared now — start your new life and you will gradually get ahead with time.
About the Author: RD Blakeslee is an octogenarian in West Virginia who built his net worth by only investing in that which can be enjoyed during acquisition and throughout life, as opposed to papers in a drawer, like stocks and bonds. You can read more about him here.
Photos: Courtesy of the Blakeslee Family