We had a little rain. Not much. Just overnight, steady showers. It was welcome, but not a lot of help with the drought. I don't know about the fires. I can't smell them outside but I haven't checked the fire maps on line yet.
I tried to buy a new computer during "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" but wasn't able to find one I wanted. There were several I tried to buy, but after tediously and laboriously filling out the orders, the screen would say "on line purchase out of stock" or something like that. Then it would suggest a different computer that cost three or four times as much. After trying Target, Best Buy, QVC and Evine , and having that happen each time, I just quit. I also noticed that most of the affordable computers that still used Windows 7 or 8 were "refurbished." Thanks, but no thanks. There's a reason they had enough of a particular model to make it cost effective to rebuild them. The reason is that they were garbage to start with.
My son is getting a root canal today. I will be glad when my daughter calls and tells me it is all over and went well. I hate that for him. But it has to be done or the result will be an abscess. Many times worse than getting it fixed before hand.
I bought two boxes of .45 ACP yesterday, for $14.95 each. FMJ, boxer primed, brass cased. They only had two boxes or I would have bought more. We went into town to go to the library after I finished spending the rest of the day getting the place ready for the rain. Could have spared myself the effort in the end.
Fiocchi makes the Perfecta line of pistol ammo. Good stuff, and very inexpensive.
I have also been buying some Aluminum cased .45 ACP when I can't find any of the brass cased reloadable ammo at a reasonable price. My thought is this. I can load the .45 into a carry gun. It cycles as well as brass cased, throws the same bullet the same speed, and I probably won't be hanging around to pick up my "brass" if I have to use the carry gun.
Blazer has been around a long time. I have a couple of cases of it out in the shop, that I bought years ago. What I'm buying now is Federal, as the Blazer disappeared from this area a long time back and you don't see it anymore.
I don't often make large quantity purchases of ammo anymore, unless I see a good special on line. But I do pick up a box or two regularly and squirrel it away. Must just be force of habit, because I sure don't need any more.
History Channel has the whole ten part series "Doomsday, 10 Ways the World Will End." on their web page. I sign on using my Direct TV code, and I can watch them on the Kindle. Haven't been watching a lot of tv lately, but sometimes late at night I do like to watch an episode of this or that when I feel like it.
The best episodes so far have been on super volcanoes, nuclear war, and solar storms (EMP). Some of the guests are very good, like the fellow who wrote "One Second After." But they have this obese, bullet headed paleontologist with lots of ear rings on most of the shows and he irritates me. Even so, it's a good series.
I will say, though, that whoever is writing the episodes doesn't really understand things like EMP. For instance, they have a scenario where a big solar flare hits earth, wipes out the power grid, but everybody is still tooling around in their modern cars. The "survivalists" in that episode are shown having a big barbecue under party lights as off in the distance, Denver burns. They have electricity, intones the narrator, because they have solar power. I always thought an EMP big enough to totally destroy the grid would wipe out maw and paw Kettles solar panels, inverter, etc out on the farm. Apparently not, if you take this as gospel.
But hey, it's still worth watching and there are some things on there I never thought about. For instance, that nuclear power plants would start going off once they ran out of fuel to run the cooling of the fuel rod pools. Not good for me, there are three nuclear power plants up around Chattanooga. Built long after I settled here, but there's little consolation in that.
Well, time to go up by the fire and sit in my big chair. I have a book I'm struggling through, and I'd like to finish it today.
Hope all's well out there for everybody.