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Happened to read your comment on a thread below...just had to say, hang in there, bro. You're feeling like a lot of us are right now. I've questioned my own plans and preparation but always come back to the same conclusion: what I'm doing has not hurt anyone, and may very well save my family some discomfort.
You are not doing anything out of line.
-- dan (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 14, 1999
Excellent statement: "what I'm doing has not hurt anyone, and may very well save my family some discomfort." That's what it all boils down to, and people should not try to second guess anyone else if it doesn't hurt them.
For several years, I worked at a school district in Calif., and we had to secure items from falling off of the higher shelves in case of the "big one" (earthquake). Well, we have not had a earthquake of that magnitutde since 1952, but nobody questions the validity of taking measures to make things safer, in the event of an earthquake. It amazes me that putting things away for a feared event, such as y2k, would cause such an uproar of protest. I am reminded of the commercial several years ago for a dogfood company in which the little children are chanting "my dog's bigger than your dog!" Here on the playground of life, we are still trying to prove who's smarter than who. I guess the pecking order applies to adults as well as chickens.
Hang in there Feller.
-- Larry (email@example.com), May 14, 1999.
Feller, I read your post yesterday and I felt your turmoil. Been there.
I am doing this for my family. If I am wrong...well I have been wrong before. If I am right I will wish I had been wrong. To me this is my duty and responsibility.
The stakes may be very high and I am hedging my bets. I'd be foolish not to do so. When NO ONE can prove either side, the decision is mine. I,too, am prepared.
-- Mike Lang (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 14, 1999.
You Guys! This reassurance warms my heart to no end. I cannot thank you all enough for your kind offerings here. Wow! I kind of feel like part of a family. A family that reaches out beyond my expectations and moreso than personal family relations. This kind of support makes this forum really worth while continuing. My hats off to y'all.
Sincerely, and heart warmed, Feller
-- Feller (email@example.com), May 14, 1999.