Came on home. I hate to only accomplish one thing when I go to town, seems like a waste of time and fuel. But I couldn't leave her in the car, it was way too hot. So we just scooted on back.
I have been paying bills this afternoon. I have a very convoluted, involved process for paying bills which involves Quicken, on line banking, and Excel. Unfortunately for me, I have to have a back up system to check myself and this is the one I evolved over the last twenty years. It is virtually impossible for me to make a mistake or forget something as long as I follow my own procedures. There was a time when I did all this in my head, but these days I am more comfortable with my system. It takes a lot longer, but it works.
There are things that need doing outside, but in this heat they are just going to have to wait. I am keeping the place up pretty well by doing the things that need doing a bit at a time, trying to get a little done every day. Over the long run, it will all be accomplished.
The Sergeant was telling me how, in the late 1980's, the Australian Army located a large number of Lithgow produced MK. III No.I rifles that had not been issued at the close of World War II. Many of them were exported to the U.S. in "unissued condition."
This took me back to the past, because I remember the guns coming into the states. There was a great hue and cry because the old time collectors said it was impossible. They felt that such collectible guns could not possibly still exist and that this was some kind of scam. I bought six of them, because they were absolutely perfect. I figured it didn't matter to me what the deal was, that I still had the mint condition rifles and if it turned out they had been refurbished, so what? When it transpired that they were the real deal, though, I didn't fire them. I still have them in one of the safes, complete with the original Lithgow paper tags wired to the trigger guards. I have other Enfield No. I Mk.III rifles I can shoot when I want to.
I reload my own .303 British, but I also have many cases of Pakistani produced .303 British. Back in the early 1990's to mid 1990's, a wholesaler up North used to get it . The guy I worked for had a retailers license so we could buy wholesale from this outfit. A full 840 round wood case, with the ammo in bandoleers inside spam cans, only ran a little over $100 plus S&H, which wasn't so bad in those days.