Monday, June 16, 2014
The fourteenth issue of the Shotgun News annual, called the Treasury, is out. It's been on the stands for a couple of weeks, and I picked one up early on but haven't had time to look at it.
Basically its a compendium of the best articles published in the magazine that year. They used to just about all be concerned with surplus guns in the beginning, but these days it's more about building your own rifles, gunsmithing, and black guns.
I still buy them because they're enjoyable to read, even if they don't align with my interests as much as they once did.
On a day like today, when I'm forted up inside, it's nice to have a good "browsing" magazine.
I got up before dawn and got most of what had to be done outside finished. Now it's very hot, and very humid, so I won't be going out again until evening time when it starts to cool off. The air conditioner is doing it's job, cooling and dehumidifying the air. The massive bank of pothos plants (philodendrons) we have growing between the living room and the kitchen are filtering the air and making it nice and fresh in here.
Itty Kitty the Shop Cat was lonely so I brought her in this morning. Midori the House Cat was not lonely, and drove Itty Kitty downstairs into the family room. I brought her in so she could socialize but that isn't working out very well. If she ever comes back up I'll take her back out to her home in the shop, where at least she isn't bullied by a Himalayan.
My wife is making a beef and onion stew in the crock pot for our mid day meal. We don't use the oven if we can help it in summer, because it heats the kitchen up. If we have something that needs cooking I use the grill on the porch.
Today should be very quiet. I'm perfectly ok with that.