Saturday, July 5, 2014
There's a big lake in Towns County, Georgia. I think it may be the biggest lake in the state that doesn't cross over into another state.
Up on the Northern end of the lake, there used to be a hill top where you got this view. This picture for a post card was painted back when there were very few people up here. Now, this same hilltop is covered with condominiums. Towns county still had a rural character in the early nineties, but it became a Mecca for retirees from Florida. Now it's all expensive restaurants, tourist gift shops, fast food joints. I went up there yesterday, hadn't been in awhile and I was amazed at how much it's changed on that side of the lake. Not for the better, but I suppose that's what some people call progress.
It's still a beautiful place. I just hate to see so much of the woods and natural setting there turning into manicured rich people playgrounds.
I bought some ammunition today. Didn't really need it, but I was looking over AIM Surplus offerings. They had a new brand I'd not heard of and I decided to try it. So I ordered one box each of Makarov ammo, .380 ACP, 8X56R for the old Hungarian M1895, and a box of .38 special. All four boxes, plus shipping and handling, came to $83.00. The S&H was $16.00 so you can see the ammo itself was modestly priced.
The hurricane didn't reach us, but we did have a lot of wind and some nice, dry air. We haven't had rain in several days and things are drying out to the point where I can start working on some projects again here shortly. That's a good development.
I found a new born kitten in a parking lot. The mom must have been moving him, and gotten scared, because he had clearly been dropped. His eyes still aren't open yet. Right now he is in a box and being fed every two hours or so. We got some of that artificial cat milk and an eye dropper at Walmart. No reason he shouldn't survive. I have to keep his box upstairs though, as I don't trust the ferrets not to kill him if they get the opportunity.
As soon as the sun starts to come up I'm going out for a jaunt in the truck. No where in particular, I just like that time of day.