I just put in an order for a can of this ammo. I have two M-1 Garands, one is a Korean import, good shooter but has been around. One is a pristine gun I got from DCM after shooting in an NRA high power match back in the early 90's. I have a lot of U.S. surplus ammo for them, but as Kipling said, you can never have too much ammo.
He's right about the books, too. This weekend I finished off three I'd been reading. Not hard to do when it's dark by five in the evening.
When I finished the book on the air war in Korea, I thought it was kind of sad that all those guys were pretty much gone now. But at the store today, this old guy was wearing a ball cap that said "Korean War Veteran" and he looked a lot better than I do. Guess they are not all decrepit yet.
I have been kind of hard on the Dim, Moon Bat crowd , and to show there are no hard feelings on my part against people who are of that mindset, I have put this little video of a gathering of individuals with that mentality, below. Open the borders, import the Moslems, and let's all have a flower drum circle! Yeah, it's the new Kinder, Gentler Harry.......
See how tolerant a person I really am..... As that savant and servant of the people, LBJ, said "there's a place in the Great Society for everybody."
It's been cold here. Especially at night when the temperature has been dropping to the low teens. No humidity though, so the stars are out there by the millions. I am always amazed at how many stars you can see on a winters night up here. No light pollution.
No noise either. The creek down slope is still about dry, first time I can remember it ever getting that low. More rain due in tomorrow, and some light snow possible at our elevation. Went into town today, more just to get out than anything else. We'd been up here since Friday and the time was starting to hang heavy on our hands. I spent a lot of yesterday clearing the Jeep trail so we could get out if we needed to. Some big trees down, and even worse, one of them was across the road, on the bank on one side and caught on a cliff on the other. Try cutting a big tree out with a chain saw when it's lifted on both ends and not touching the ground! Took ten years off my life, I'm sure. Especially since I had to do it on my own. Wasn't so bad when my son was home but now the things like that are a one man job.
You can tell winter is here. The roads are empty. You can get almost into town before you start seeing other cars. At the grocery store, you can park right in front of the entrance. Once winter comes, three quarters of the county population pulls up stakes and heads back to Florida. I can understand why, when we have one of those nights where the pine tree limbs are cracking in the cold. But I like it best this way.