Sunday, December 22, 2013
Sunday. Gemini is stalled out over the mountains.
We are holding up ok. I went out and checked the drainage ditches and the gutters and down spouts, everything is functioning properly. The barn, shop and apartment are ok and the main house is ok. I got soaked doing this ,but you want to find problems early on, before they become serious. So much rain has fallen, about two inches since noon yesterday, that the ditches upslope become critical. If they don't take the water out of the meadow and into the forest, the water flowing downslope gets up against the back of the shop and that can be a bad thing.
Yesterday I went to Walmart and saw a strange sight. The ammo cabinet had been filled with .50 caliber ammo cans. They were selling different types of ammo for $457.00 per ammo can. I saw 1200 rounds of 9mm luger in one can, 7.62X51 in another, .45 ACP in another, and 5.56 in still another. All the same prices but I couldn't tell how many rounds in a can on these later chamberings because they were all just stuck in the glass case in a haphazard fashion. Doing the math in my head on the 9mm this did not seem like a very good price. I couldn't tell who was manufacturing this ammo, but each can had a red, square sticker on it that said "metal cans made in Turkey."
We are just sitting this weather out today. Power has stayed on and my wife is watching Christmas shows. I've been listening to radio programs. Seems like the right thing to do is to fort up, and we don't have any pressing reason to go out.