1. Long-time Doomer/lurker goes public with a plea.
I can't take it anymore. I've been politely lurking here for a
*ridiculously* long time (this isn't the easiest act to walk into <g>)
but I cannot do so any longer.
I've listened to Gary, Hyatt, Yourdan, Tom Benjamin and Milne, et al
and heard, understood and believed. I've been loyally and stalwartly
reading Mr. Kozierok's List since its inception and would be _ready_
for Y2k if certain Fates had left me to my own devices. I've even
read most of the Polly posts and been reminded of the nausea of
ptomaine poisoning . . . :P
I'm a doomer and always have been. I remember, in '81, asking a COBOL
programmer what would happen when '99 changed to '00 and feeling a
then-unexplained chill when he said, "Oh, Hell, NO ONE will be using
this stuff by _then_." I tried, I WANTED to believe him until about
'93 when I started reading about Y2k again while still lodged in the
affluent and apparent Happy Faceness of the Silicon Valley. Well,
folks, I knew it was BS then and I know it is now. We're in for some
Grade AAA Prime $#!+. Whether it happens on 01/01/00 or during the
months thereafter, domino style, It's Coming. I'm not a programmer
but I was fortunate enough (or unfortunate, depending on who you ask)
to have two full years, 24/7, to devote to Y2k research (starting in
'96 and continuing) and Csy2k was only one of the sources I read on a
Now here's my plea: having been through some of the most bizarre life
experiences you'd ever want to wish on anyone, including even -beeks-
<g>, I find myself stuck in a city(!) _*>WAY<*_ too close to Y2k. I'm
trying to remain calm, but I need someplace to go. I'm looking for a
place, a house (hopefully), to rent in the Pollock Pines/Placerville
area of N. CA and points further (any direction) as long as it's at
least somewhat remote. Puhleeeeeezze, does anyone have a rental up
there to offer to a mature prepper?
Hey, it *could* happen . . . way stranger things have happened!
That's why we're _in_ this mess. :)
Thanks for the bandwidth, guys.
Returning to Lurkville, probably,
<donning flame-proof suit and praying for serious offers in email>
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