It's that time of year again and I am off to the Bahamas for the next couple of months. The fort is ready for whatever with an adequate stock of essential supplies, plenty of food and water, an emergency generator on-line, sat-coms if the cable fails, IP telephones over the sat internet, and a large reserve of fuel and support just down the street at our warehouses and marine terminal. I have replaced the pump on my well this summer and installed a new septic system. The puppies have recently undergone a refresher course in whom to bite and when and the alarms system is peaked and tweaked. I installed a steel fire-door with dead-bolts on the master bath room to double as a safe room. I also installed a cell phone and charger, a pistol and ammunition, a shotgun, a taser, and a cs cannister inside one of the medicine cabinets. There is enough fish in the Koi pond to make several meals and the citrus crop is looking good. This year looks like a bumper crop of muscadine grapes. The freezer is full of shrimps already and the supply of canned garden is growing every day. My work schedule has recently changed to where I stay abroad a month and rotate home for two weeks and I am going to enjoy that. I might even find the time to restuff all the empty brass that has been accumolating for way too long; certainly have the powder and components to do it with. Now it is just a matter of seeing what mother nature brings.