Whatever the case, I can say that I knew we'd still be conscious because the events described in Darwood & Smitty barely begin around 2015 (as the world was pulling out of the deep economic recession), start getting interesting in 2020 (when government goes global), and the story itself takes place in 2045. Since it's a literal tale (told directly to me by the characters), I was pretty sure we'd survive 2012.
In celebration, I'm offering the "We Made It" Christmas 2012 Giveaway. If you have a Kindle or get the Kindle app, you can download Darwood & Smitty for FREE on 12/24 and 12/25. Please tell your friends. Also, you can ALWAYS borrow the book on your Kindle for free if you're a member of Amazon Prime.
As an extra note, this is the 6th month anniversary of The 7, and I'm finally planning to get that set up for the Kindle as well. I'll plan on giving away copies for its first few days, so keep an eye on this blog if you have kids looking for a good read.