Then we did some shopping, and bought some groceries. I went to the drug store to pick up some ammo and some medicine. They had the pills but the shelves were about empty on ammo. The pharmacist told me the election had depleted their stock, since people were buying at the last minute in case Clinton won. I did get a box of .45 ACP and a box of .40 S&W at a good price.
This is the lady who sells ammo at our local drug store!
The fires are still burning all around, and the smoke is awful. Atlanta is downwind of us at this time of year and they are having problems with air quality now. ABC tonight ran a good segment on our area, and they confirmed rumors that we have been hearing to the effect that some of this is arson. If anybody gets caught doing that here, with all the stress people are under, I doubt they will make it to the Sheriff. It's not easy, trying to sleep at night with one ear on the scanner. We have had two close calls at my place now. The drought and the high winds are a bad combination.
All in all though, it was a nice, relaxing day. M got worn out, and went to bed early tonight. We did a lot of shopping for this and that. She bought some nice winter clothes. I sat out in the Jeep and listened to conservative talk radio for an hour, then finally went in and steered her on out to the vehicle. Then we went to the grocery store and loaded up. They had spiral cut hams on half price, so we bought one to eat and several for the freezer. Bought a lot of canned vegetables, two smoked hams, six big containers of "pub mix" which is like trailmix without all the crummy fruit and bad tasting chocolate in it. It took me a long time to unload the jeep when we got home, but we are bulging with supplies now. Probably this house will burn down this week and it will all go up in smoke.
Below is an artist's rendition of my part of the mountains when a forest fire reaches my ammo and powder storage! ;-)
Rudyard Kipling; verse from "Back to the Army again." 1894
I 'eard the feet on the gravel
the feet o' the men what drill.
An' I sez to my flutterin' 'eart strings,
I sez to 'em "Peace, be still!"
I hope everyone had a good Veteran's Day.