Don't forget the soup and bear hide!!!!
I have a very strong love hate relationship with this story!
The part where you love and admire Liz, but hate Einar for being a stubborn old mule, and such?
Anyhow, thanks for reading… :)
Liz has already expressed her own desire for death before capture. The real moral dilemma is the welfare of an innocent child. While except in extremely unusual circumstances it is a crime against God to remove a child from the nurture of his natural and loving parents; we all know that if the family is captured they will be split up and attempts will be made to use them against one another. Despicable but inevitable. Were I Einar and Liz I would be moving plans to provide for a last stand way up on the priority list. Unlike Bonny & Clyde, or Butch & Sundance, last stands don’t always end in disaster. Hope springs eternal. But they need to plan for Broken Arrow.
They need to provide an inner keep for Will. A sturdy fur lined stone enclosure that will stop bullets and other flying objects. They need to designate to whom guardianship will pass in the event of their deaths or incapacitation; surly Liz has some family somewhere willing to take the infant unannounced. They need to each sit down and write Will a long letter so that he does not lose his heritage and thereby himself. These documents I would very carefully cash in a very safe place known only to Bud and Susan. If Liz and Einar become killed or captured they should be sent anonymously along with a generous retainer to an honest dependable attorney with no past connections to any of the principles. The attorney’s client would be Will’s mother, dead or alive.
It’s not perfect, but at least it’s a plan. More than they have now. And they need one to get past the dark uncertainty looming over their heads now.
Wow, a lot to think about there, some things that might work and some that might not, and I guess they ought to be thinking along those lines, given the situation and its unpredictable nature.
Some very interesting reading since I was last here... Moved into ~The Lodge~ Sunday, and interestingly enough, it took doing that to Finally power my desk top computer via 12VDC inverter and Deep Cycle style battery.
works great on a 400 Watt inverter.... for some reason I have no ~store bought power~ what Jenny & I called power from a Utility Company... I got my acct set up, the power was never "off" just changed names, but No Store bought in the house!
M<e, I just got back from 3 days of JOY at Roseburg VAMC, prep for day 1, then Colonoscopy day 2, and hang around till the ~meds wear off~ which takes me to this day!
I downloaded and read all up to June 5.... that Einar, what ~are~ we ~going~ to with him???
I have know Mules that had less stubbornness, I have (viz.: Frugal's old man icon there)!!!!
me, I am tired, have not had good sleep for three days.... much like Einar, only I have a body tempeture near ~regular~ live human sort of, cold feet, but ten toes.....I will have them under flannel blanket after I send this, and nod off!
Philip, glad you’re getting all settled in the new place--and good thing you have the alternative power, until that gets all sorted out!
Your visit to the VAMC sounds…uh…unpleasant, at best--ought to know better than to let those folks get their hands on you! Works for me! But glad that’s over with, and you’re home. And at least you do still have ten toes! That's always a good thing.