Today wasn't so bad. High of 44, some wind, and clear skies. But the clouds are coming in and we have snow on tap for tomorrow night. I worked in my shop some today, cleaning rifles. I love British Enfields but they are hard to clean. A quick wipe down is no problem, but with the old military guns, you have to get under all that wood, so each gun is a complete project in and of itself. I take good care of my guns.
Got some books ready to mail when I go to town next. Commander Zero sent me a good one, which I have finished and now plan to send on to The Other Ryan. I have a few others to go out, as well. You have to know the folks you are trading books around with, at least by having blogged with them for awhile, because they know your real address and you know theirs. Some people set up "drop" addresses but I never do. I just figure when I get to the point of trading books with someone I wouldn't do it anyway unless i knew they were "Pukka Sahibs" and not "Cuch Sahibs". How well do you know your history of the Raj? If well, you'll know those terms.
My wife has been watching the Olympics. I watched some. The Russians have style, you have to give them that. I like their national anthem, too. It has dignity.. When I was stationed in Italy, every day the Carabinerie raised the Italian Flag in the middle of the AFSOUTH Headquarters. By unhappy chance, the tune of their national anthem sounded just like the tune American ice cream trucks played at home in those days, and people used to sing under their breath "Ice Cream Today! Ice Cream Today!" while it played. We didn't mean to be sarcastic or anything, I think everybody liked the Italians, it was just the two tunes were almost identical.
Rowena and Ragnar are coming along. Ragnar is getting his hair back but he has a thing like a boil on the side of his head. I think we are going to have to go back to the vet to have it looked at. Rowena isn't growing her hair back as quickly, but her poor skin, which was all red and rough, is now a better color and not itching her. I watched a video on You Tube not long ago entitled "watch this before you buy a ferret" and the guy was right about everything he said. They are not animals to take into the family without forethought. They have lots of medical bills, and they can and will bite like fury if you mishandle them or if they have been abused. Not good pets for anyone with pre teen kids, but that's just my opinion. They are excellent pets for older guys who live on mountain tops though.