Cold outside, or perhaps I'm just not used to it yet. It will be a lot colder, soon.
Two more months left in 2015. Hasn't been all that great a year and I will not be sorry to see it go. Maybe 2016 will be less frenetic at home and less hopeless and depressing on the national and international side.
Have been burning a fire since about two this afternoon. Heats the house without using propane and a good fire burning is relaxing.
Because my wife will soon be home full time, I expect to spend more time in the living room, where she usually stays during the day. So I moved my favorite easy chair down from the study to the living room. It was hellish, as I had to carry it down the stairs myself, but it's done. I also had to turn it over and put some long deck screws in it to prevent it from reclining. I don't trust myself not to inadvertently put it in the reclining position without thinking, and thereby squash one of my ferrets. It's a dead certainly they will get up inside it. They'll be safe now, an elephant couldn't push the reclining handle and make the frame shift.
Spent part of the day in the shop, cleaning two Swiss K-31 rifles and an Australian Enfield MK.III. They hadn't been fired so I didn't take them completely down, just gave the furniture a good going over with "Pledge", wiped the metal down with Remington wipes, and gave the slings a rub down with Neatsfoot oil.
I got this from a friend. I was struck by how true it is, although it's something you rarely if ever talk about. You are never the same person you were before you joined up. I think you are a better person, in a lot of respects.
Incidentally, if you are into farming, and raising your own food, seeds, etc then you will enjoy this post. This young woman is the real deal, and knows farming.