Notes from the Hermitage
Recreational Boat sales
In my area, boat dealers are saying sales are brisk and supplies are tight. I guess social distancing, free time and free money has something to do with this. Not sure there is any correlation, but drownings have picked up significantly from previous years.
Yes, they are rising, but let me be clear… this is not due to shortages, but rather distribution of abundant supplies. However, the current farm prices suggest a thinning of herds, acres, etc. which could stress the supplies at origin... down the road. Don't empty the pantry just yet. On the plus side, I can now get everything I need via pickup, so no need to venture inside a grocery store.
They have picked up considerably and even supplies are tight, just as boats and boat supplies. Here is hoping the outcome does not mirror the boats sales. Apparently, there is still a lingering ammo shortage. What troubles me is that gun locker sales have not picked up much, with all these new gun owners. Generally speaking... people are stupid. I know... I am one, as I have been told so... at least the stupid part on more than one occasion.
Not really a bad idea. Congress will still have control, so actually having a seat at the table might be appropriate. Then this new state can even improve the situation for all of us by seceding and taking the whole “inside the beltway” gang with them. Just a thought. Hey, I never thought I would see a lot of what is taking place, so anything is indeed... possible. Although the virus is really the only thing I haven't seen.
My current projection D-267; R-171; Undecided-100. Obviously, the Dems have the edge, but I do wonder about my methodology or sanity, when both Georgia and Texas slightly lean Dem and Minnesota slightly leans Rep.
Overall inventories of crude, crude products and SPR continues to increase, although the curve is slowly beginning to flatten. Current total inventory is 2.1 Billion barrels. I guess I am trying to say that demand has not out-stripped supply.