Saturday, September 28, 2013
Already did one post this evening but I was dissatisfied with it and deleted it. Sometimes when I am writing on this blog I forget other people actually read it from time to time, and I just ramble along. I've always been that way so I can say with some certainty it is not a sign of advanced old age overtaking me, at least at this point.
We have a fire tonight. It's not cold enough to need one, but it's cold enough to let you enjoy having one in the fireplace. A fire has a calming effect, I suppose the sound of the embers popping and the slight smell of wood smoke makes people unwind a little. When I went out on the porch a bit ago the wind was blowing and the smoke from the chimney was wafting back down under the porch roof . It smelled good.
My security camera system finally quit today. It was many, many years old and not very advanced but it did the job. I certainly got my money's worth out of it. Now I can get one with better features and take advantage of the greater capabilities of the systems on the market today. A good six camera wireless system with infrared is what I have in mind.
I ordered a mount and a light for my shotgun from Centerfire Systems. Not terribly expensive, but I want to see if I like it. If I do, I can think about getting something a bit more costly for a rifle. For now, I'm not buying a laser because with a shotgun, if I can see it in the light and I'm close enough for the target to be in range, I don't need a laser. If I put something on a rifle that will be different.
My daughters horse has to go to a different stable now that cold weather is coming on. This one apparently has better stalls for the horses. I will be picking up the tab on that to help her out. The thing about budgets, is that if you take money out of the budget you didn't plan on, then you have to compensate by reducing expenditures in some other cell. I don't mind, because I'm glad she saved the horse. She was already paying a small fortune each month to ride at a stable where they rent horses, and I may actually save money by her having her own horse once it is well enough to ride. I'm proud of my daughter, because she takes action to address things she sees that are wrong. I know I am being the archetypical father , but that's how I feel. I have good kids. Whatever I've done wrong in my life, and I'm sure there are plenty of line items there, my kids have turned out well. No drugs, no police run ins, and they aren't mean or hateful like so many people are. Paying for a few things like horse stalls is nothing compared to the joy my wife and I get from our kids.
Well, it's almost midnight and tonight I have to get some sleep because we have plans for tomorrow.