This one will be all wind and rain. Once it's past, the temperatures here on the mountain will drop down to the teens if the weather people's prognostication is right. Good thing we have plenty of fire wood.
Some things never change. Remember Al Sharpton and poor, abused Tawana? Here we go again. I recall seeing this Air Force General tearing the cadets a new one about a "hate crime?" I expect he was just covering his ass, because there's no reason to curse out an entire unit for the deeds of one miscreant. And now it turns out it's another of the innumerable hoaxes where the minority in question faked something to get some attention, money, promotion, or just to make " crackers" look bad.
Speaking of minority manipulators, Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's Disease. I'm sure he got it while being unwittingly experimented on at some institution.....
Here's a documentary I want to see. One America News has been running some really good documentaries, but I haven't been able to find them in their entirety to post them here. This is a promo but it's motivating. I will keep looking for a link to the entire program.
I haven't been on the internet much, due to a medical problem in the family that is taking a lot of our attention and time. Here are the cartoons from this past week that I missed.
The cartoon about that jerk Al Franken is especially poignant. He was one of the first to start throwing stones when this latest witch hunt for "sexual offenders" began. It's like the Salem Witch Hunt. A few women come up with these "improprieties" that happened decades ago, and now everybody that wants some face time on the tube is crawling out from under rocks. I don't feel sorry for Franken, though. It's fun to see all the pious Democrats turning on him and rending him to pieces.
Meanwhile, deep in the mountains, in the dark forest........
We've been busy this week. November is "medical month" for us, and between my wife and I we have doctor appointments every week this month. That's a lot of driving, since we don't go to medical people in our own county. There are too few doctors, and way too many old people. You can wait for more than two hours even if you have an appointment. So we drive a good ways to go to a place where we don't have to wait, and where the waiting room doesn't look like the local morgue.
In addition to that, my sister in law had a heart attack. Not a bad one, but enough to rattle everyone's cage. That has thrown the extended family into an uproar. I feel sorry for her husband. He's a good guy, but he's got a lot on his plate as it is. He's a surgeon and pretty much lives with stress, so who needs this on top of that. We are doing what we can in terms of helping out but it isn't much. My sister in law isn't even at the hospital where they both work (she's a pediatrician) but has been moved down to a big city hospital. So he has to deal with trying to get down there and then drive back to keep things going at his hospital, then drive back......
Those two have always been good to us. Sometimes I butt heads with my sister in law because she's a fundamentalist and we really need to avoid religion as a topic of conversation. When it does come up it doesn't end happily. But overall, she's a good woman and a good sister in law.
We've got the winter dog house rigged, but up until now it hasn't been cold enough for the animals to go in. Sunday it's supposed to be in the teens and I expect that will make them go inside to keep warm.
Tonight we are in for some winds, gusting up to the mid forties. That's ok, it'll blow all the dead leaves off the roofs of the buildings. If the wind doesn't do that, I have to crawl up on the roofs with a leaf blower to get them cleared off. If you leave piles of dead leaves on your roofs, it will rot wood or rust tin.
The ferrets are putting on their winter coats. Since they never go outside for any length of time, I wonder how their bodies know it's time to grow long fur?
My wife has been working on renovating our house. She thinks it looks too junky with my guns hanging all over the place. So, we've been redoing it and it does look nicer. I wonder why that matters, since nobody ever comes in the house but us? The kids do when they visit, but they don't care about the decor? Still, the "nest" is her business. I just help do whatever she wants done. Yesterday we cleaned out the entire plant room. It was a herculean effort, but I think she needed a break from all the tension of this week. So, we cleaned it all up and it looks really good now.
This is what the mountains look like now. The leaves are mostly gone, and everything is brown and gray. You can stand at this spot, and look at the mountains at night, and you won't see a single electric light out there.
Well, this post has been a little less well organized than I'd like, but as I say, things have been hectic here. I haven't been able to visit people's blogs like I usually do, but we are planning on staying home tomorrow (Sunday) and if nothing unexpected happens I'll be able to read blogs then.
By the way, I need some "inch" pattern mags for the L1A1. I have plenty of FNFAL metric mags, and I know where to get some of those, but Sportsmans Guide sold out their last inch pattern mags and nobody else seems to have them, not even CDNN. If you have a source, I'd appreciate a heads up. Doesn't matter to me if they are used, as long as they are serviceable. I've tried all my sources, and no one has any. There are some individuals selling them on the net, but they want a King's ransom. I only have one L1A1, the rest of my guns of this type are FNFAL's. But I'd still like to pick up a few more mags for the L1A1.
And in closing: