Sunday, May 11, 2014
Nacht und Nebel
A cold air mass came in last night. We had fog and a bright moon, something we rarely see in the Blue Ridge mountains.
This morning it's chilly, so we have a fire burning. My wife is watching one of the Hobbit movies, and I'm just catching up on the news.
We had rain yesterday, and are expecting it again today. That kept me from getting the roof work done this weekend, but it will have to wait. It needs to be dry to put new shakes on the roof.
This weekend we upgraded the kids phones from regular cell phones to smart phones. Rather than sign a contract with AT&T, we bought the phones outright and just changed our "calling plan" to provide data service. Two regular phones, two smart phones, with unlimited voice and text, 2 GB of data runs $130.00 a month. Seems like a good deal. My wife and I have no need of smart phones, but living in the city my kids should find them useful.
Samco Global Arms got a shipment of Yugoslavian 7.62X39 on stripper clips in. This is good, brass cased ammo. The price is very high, though. Thirtynine cents a round. If the brass was reloadable, I'd still consider buying another case. But this is berdan primed.
Ragnar played with the other ferrets yesterday, for the first time since his operation. I have cut back on his melatonin and benedryl, and he may be feeling a little more energetic as a result.
No new ferrets have come to join the colony yet but I'm working on it. I should have at least seven and we are down to just three now.
Today should be quiet.