Today's post has no unifying theme. It is a random grab-bag.
Gasoline and diesel
Availability of fuel is a major issue if/when things become kinetic. There are currently 230 million barrels of refined gasoline* in the "pipeline" which is thirty-day's supply or roughly forty gallons per vehicle. (Note: there are about 270 million registered vehicles in the US but not all of them are gasoline powered)
If every drop between the cracking-tower and the hose feeding it into vehicles can be stripped dry...that is.
I don't know how much is at the typical gas station but suspect it is about four-days worth. There is one gas pump for every 1000 households in America. It would not go far.
If the tank of the typical vehicle is 1/3 full, than that adds another six gallons or an additional 15% and becomes a much larger percentage if the distribution network has glitches.
There are approximately forty-days worth of distillate in the pipeline. Distillate includes diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, heating oil.
I pulled something in my foot
I was just walking across the yard and got a cramp just as my left foot was coming down on a clump of grass.
I clearly strained one of the "stability" muscles in the bottom of my foot near the outside of the arch. I could go to the doctor and he would tell me to rest and elevate.
I think lack of stretching contributed to my issue. I know better.
Mrs ERJ refuses to give me a bell to call for her when I need more medicine sloshed into my glass. Sometimes that woman is stubborn.
Package of grape cuttings to Kansas
I got some cuttings taken to send to a lady in eastern Kansas. I threw in Steuben a bonus variety. Steuben is a late variety with good disease resistance. It seems to be one of those varieties that thrive even when under minimal care. One of my "big" finds is that grapes do better for leaf diseases when on 6' tall trellises compared to when they are on 4' tall trellises. I think it relates the better air circulation and earlier sun. The fruit ripens better, too.
*Tip-of-the-hat to John Wilder for the links