Friday, October 4, 2013
On Oct 4, 2013 absolutely nothing happened here.
Most of what has to be done comes after the storm passes. So I'll get both chain saws out today and run them. I'll check the gas cans that have the fuel and oil mix for the saws and make sure that they're at least 3/4 full.
I'll go ahead and run the generator for thirty minutes or so with an artificial load on it.
I don't have to do the regular scurrying around at the grocery store routine that people do here, but I'll probably ride into town and fill the truck up.
Other than those routine things, we are all set to go. Right now the storm track is so vague this may all be nothing more than a good dry run. But, if it comes through here with a lot of wind and rain it could be quite inconvenient for awhile.
For lack of anything better to do after dark, I spent quite awhile cleaning rifles last night. Not detailed cleaning, just wiping them down with a silicon cloth and running a patch through the bores. They are just sitting in racks so they don't really get dirty. I keep the humidity down so rust isn't an issue. It's just a matter really of keeping the dust off them and keeping the wood from getting too dry.
Then I'll come back and start on the things I need to get done today. So, there's not much to tell but the truth is most days here are like that. They just flow along without any variation from routine.