The Real Disappointment of Y2K ! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

What really bothers me about Y2K is the fact that my life feels like it is on freeze frame for at least a year...maybe longer depending on the outcome of events. We had planned to finish our new shop so we could open the fabric store and our auto repair shop. Now we find that the shop is being converted into a survival hut. We can't ignore the facts and not prepare but the money to do this is money that was budgeted for the finish work on our store. If we ignore the facts we would be in business sooner and have the sewing and fabric business out of the house and into the shop ...but if it gets bad who the hell will we sell to? And how many of you are going to worry about getting your car fixed when you don't have a job to go to? Who will take care of my family? I am legally disabled but keep plugging along to make a buck here and there and my wife is a cancer surviver after losing an eye to cancer and not one damn person wanted to help her with the medical bills! I feel this need to be prepared but really upset that I have to put our real life on hold....but if we don't maybe we won't have a life to return to. Excuse my ramblings but been one of those days that you just want to hide from.


-- Billy (, February 16, 1999



I feel your pain. My wife and I got another couple of cases of food today. We too have put our life on hold for y2k. It is a real downer. We work hard to get ahead, but we keep putting more and more toward y2k. It does get rough. I have lost more sleep, and lost more mental energy over this damn thing. It really does make me mad. So hard to be motivated to get up in the morning. It helps to come to these forums and know we are not alone. Take care

-- Richard (, February 16, 1999.

Yes, it helps a lot to come here. This is a refuge from a world charging toward destruction with barely a clue.

-- Leska (, February 16, 1999.

Hi Billy, we're all stuck in the twilight zone until next year. But you must keep your spirits up. Think of the good stuff. If things do go bad, you are ready. If not, you'll have some extra food and fuel you can use next year, and extra $$$. Think of the $$$ you'll save, not going to the grocery store! You can put this into fixing up the shop next year. Please, get ready, and wait. <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 16, 1999.

Billy, count your blessings. You could be one of the DGI's, then where would you be. Shopping at Walmart for Danish pastry, instead of grain and rice.


-- shadow (, February 16, 1999.

Billy: Most of us on this BB are survivors. We've all experienced ups and downs in our lives. I am a cancer survivor myself, and I plan to survive Y2K. If nothing happens with Y2K, you life will be temporarily put on hold and not all is lost. However, if TSHTF and you have prepared wisely, you can survive it, something tells me you and your wife are tough people. It's okay to be angry, heck, just when I think I'm okay with it all, I get mad about it. I'm resolved to the fact that it's an adventure and I plan to stick around to see how it all turns out. Hang in there, a little preparation won't hurt.

-- bardou (, February 16, 1999.

You might want to read this lengthy...emotion venting... email conversation on Y2K and life issues... it's posted on my website (which is not a Y2K site) but no matter where one is or what your interests are this is something that can't be ignored....

-- Shelia (, February 16, 1999.


Very interesting comment about many of us being survivors already. I wonder how many of the GIs have already experienced real adversity in their lives. Maybe that is one thing that sets us apart from the DGIs and the DWGIs. My family has suffered adversity and become stronger for it. Perhaps that is one reason is does not seem so unbelievable to us that every thing in our lives can change very quickly. Just a thought.

-- wondering (, February 16, 1999.

Sorry...forgot the hotlink...

Y2K Conversations

Uncertainty is often more difficult than outright hardship...those who began preparations earlier are no doubt feeling that freeze frame sensation....

-- Shelia (, February 16, 1999.

Well, duh...let's try that again... and yes, I'm using the instructions from the prior threads.


-- Shelia (, February 16, 1999.

Here is the direct route...

-- Shelia (, February 16, 1999.

Wondering: Your right about the adversities that we experience, the stronger we become. When your told that you have a life threatening disease, or some terrible trajedy has striken you and you come out of it a living testatment, it mentally prepares you to accept whatever will be. I guess when the truth hits you on the head it only hurst for a little while. Good luck to you.

-- bardou (, February 16, 1999.

I relate to feeling "on hold" too, Bill. We all had "other" plans.

Learning to be flexible (boy have I learned that one!) and adaptable has become a blessing in disguise.

When you feel better, think entrepreneur. There are lots of things you can learn to DO post Y2K. Get ready now, not just with personal preparations, but come up with several self-employment options. Ones that both interest and intrigue you, and that will be "needed" in an uncertain world.

Just a suggestion.


-- Diane J. Squire (, February 17, 1999.

Bill, it occurred to me that you with all of your tools might take the time now to get some info on bicycles and other small hand appliances and tools and consider what you might be able to do along those lines... and if you guys have fabrics in stock hey the ladies will beat a trail to your house. Folks won't be as interested in the 'look' of the shop as the goods and services you can supply.

-- Shelia (, February 17, 1999.

AES is here once more/Same old stuff-oh what a bore!/Take no notice of his sneers/When his ugly head he rears.

-- Old Git (, February 17, 1999.

Yup. Just stay in that deck chair. Keep sipping that gin and tonic. The Titanic isn't really going down.

-- Franklin Journier (, February 17, 1999.

AES, "The only people that are worried about this hypothetical Y2K mess are the people on the internet"

Some people on the internet are worried != (does not equal)
People who are not on the internet are not worried


No one who I know is worried != (does not equal)
No one else in the world is worried

You are just as guilty of wishful thinking and jumping to conclusions as you say "we" are.

-- Debbie Spence (, February 17, 1999.

Debbie, you used too complicated comprehention/mental math for AES's intellect. It's going right over his head.

-- Chris (, February 17, 1999.

"Y2K news articles and items for newcomers"

-- Kevin (, February 17, 1999.

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