Nor will my retaining wall be repaired in a day. I spent hours out there doing some preparatory work. I don't work in my sixties the way I did in my twenties and thirties. I get tired. So, I stop and have a diet coke. Then I work some more. Then I stop and smoke my pipe. Then I work a little more. I have time, and this is something that I can take some time to do. No reason to make an ordeal out of it. I try to enjoy every day, or at least get something good out of every day.
I read an article on neck splits in British .303 reloaded ammo. If the head space is right, that shouldn't be happening, but the man writing the piece said that surplus ammunition, i.e. military ammunition is often only good for one shot because it was never intended to be reloaded. I have fired British, Iraqi, and Greek .303 British. The Greek stuff is really good, as good as commercial, and it's Boxer primed. The other was not worth reloading and was Berdan primed anyway.
The weather here today was superb, in the seventies. Last night it got down to 44 and it was the first night since early December I have not had to run some kind of heat in the outbuildings and in the house. I hope it stays nice. It's easier to be upbeat and positive when the weather is not so brutal. When you get older, you have to make a conscious effort not to let anything get you depressed, because that's a slippery slope.
Tomorrow is a paperwork day. I have to finish some reports for my accountant , the last little items before she can tell me how my taxes are looking for this year. Having worked for 20 years as an accountant perhaps it seems I should do my own taxes. But that's like a doctor trying to diagnose himself. Better indeed to have your accountant represent you at an audit, if you get one, than to go and try to represent yourself. That's like trying to represent yourself in court. You can do it but it's not very intelligent.
I also have to mail some books tomorrow, if I'm not too tired to drive all the way into town and all the way back. That gets pretty tiring. Besides, it isn't cheap. Gas was $3.19 a gallon yesterday, and $3.27 today. That's at the cheap gas station, too. It's a lot higher at the "brand name" stations.
So that's how things went today. Not very inspirational or inspiring, but it was still a good day.