From: Cannibal Lector
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 7:02 PM
Yesterday we found it necessary to take the CRV to visit my mother-in-law, who is dying. We think it is dengue fever, or malaria, or something like that. She has been sleeping on the porch because the heat and humidity down here in Southeast Louisiana makes unairconditioned bedrooms unbearable.
We had butchered a chicken and made some soup with it to feed her. Meat has become very scarce once the blackouts started. Things haven't been so lean since the MRE season after Katrina. Having always been something of a scavenger/dumpster diver, I picked up a couple of meats on the side of the highway last month. I checked the critters out well before pressure cooking the heck out of them and sealing into quart jars.
Here's the crazy thing about Peak Oil Misery. There were very few automobiles on the road, and hence, no roadkill. Times have become so very lean that I can't even feed my family from the side of the road anymore!