My new routine takes me to the office on Monday mornings. Darlene was already there, and reminded me to check the bulletin board for the weekend news. That’s where I found out that last Friday night there was a break in at Fram’s store. There are no suspects, but any witnesses are encouraged to talk to Paul or Donna. No money was taken and there isn’t any food left to steal. Joe is keeping the store open only for gas and the hardware department he has in the back. The café is open, but is only serving coffee and tea for the internet users. Wisely, Joe took all the coffee off the store shelves and now keeps it locked it in his safe.
The notice about the break in was right next to a slightly larger notice about Hapson being shot during an attempted home invasion and armed robbery, with a side note reminding this is what can happen to those who step outside the law. It was signed by both Paul and Donna. Thankfully, it did not mention whose home he was trying to rob. But the timing is suspicious to me. Did Hapson come to me only after he couldn’t steal any food at Frams? All those years ago, I tried, I really tried to get my friends to prep; to stock up, but most of them ignored me, even scoffed me, as Rob did, which is when he stopped being a friend. And that threat he made is why and when I stopped talking to my friends about prepping. Some have forgotten, some didn’t.
It’s getting really cold outside. It’s down to 28 degrees and will get lower overnight. I should have some ice in the morning for the refrigerator.