Merry Christmas from Rich & family, and SurvivalRing!

Here we are on Day 5 of Mission Xmas 2012. It’s three days past Doomsday, and we’re safe and sound in the far southeast quadrant of Colorado. No cable tv, no home internet, no close

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Blessings to all of you. From Rich, Annie, my kids, and these special grandkids.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Blessings to all of you. From Rich, Annie, my kids, and these special grand-kids.

neighbors…just my family, son in law, two ugly outside dogs, and my youngest grandson enjoying each others company…making up for a year of being busy with everything else.

This moment is the first extended time on the internet since we left Wyoming. Using DSL at son-in-laws plumbing shop, while he’s out on a christmas eve call, and cleaning up over 600 emails, checking my sites, downloading backups, and generally seeing if the rest of the world is still around, or a smoking heap of debris. Good news on the site, while backing things up I found two hidden backdoor files in places they shouldn’t be…now they’re gone…the work on this will never end. Sigh.

Tonight, our decades long christmas tradition of home made pizza for all, followed by another holiday movie (we watched “Scrooged” last night). Thinking “White Christmas”.

Tomorrow, a quiet humble day, few gifts this year (very few…the economy hit us extra hard), so we’ll enjoy planning for the new year.

Musician son Kenny had BIG news…and I mean GLOBAL big. Can’t and won’t say…just that It Is The Big Time. When (and hoping not if) it goes, I’ll tell ya then. Suffice to say, HAPPY as hell for him…he has worked his ass off to get where he is.

For now, got to get a few more things down, and downloaded to the laptop from the site. Lots of new posts, uploads, pages, and features coming to SurvivalRing in 2013. (lol…typed in 2012 first…my first year error…). Weatherman says we’ll have a white christmas here tomorrow (2 to 4 inches, coming this way from Denver). Fun…been a while since we’ve had one of those…

Until then, everyone stay safe, enjoy your holiday cheer, make as many people smile as you can that cross your path in the coming days, and say a prayer for all those friends and family members we’ve lost this year, and those taken away from us in so many horrible ways so recently.

It’s those of us who keep going on, keep climbing over and detouring around the rubble and chaff in our lives, that never give up…that will make the future better in every possible way, no matter how much evil, misery, or decay gets thrown in our faces.

We continue…we persevere…we rise back up…we go on. Always….ALWAYS keep moving. We will win…THEY will lose.

Never forget that.

Cheers to all,

Rich & Family

Updated: December 24, 2012 — 5:32 pm

The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 24th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural southern Wyoming, just below the continental divide (long story, that...). Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, many social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.

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