Nor did anything in 2016. This has been a great weekend. The weather turned nice, with a strong wind, low humidity, and temps in the low 70's.
Other than routine chores, I accomplished nothing particularly positive, nor had any run in's with anyone , or anything.
We went into town, and poked around the stores. In one of them, Oscar Mayer "Smokies" were on sale for $1.50 a package, normal price here is $2.50. I love these things. Yes, they are nasty, made out of chicken and pork. But I surely do like them with rice, or potatoes. I bought 16 packs. I've got two big freezers, and I can keep them cold with the generator for a long, long time if I have to.
I got out a Swedish Mauser Model 1938 and shot it. While the Swedes made some of these guns through new production, most were cut down Model 1896 rifles, converted as part of a rebuild program before WW2.
Mine was originally built as a model 1896 in 1915. When that rifle left the factory, World War I was in it's second year. My grandmother was 10 years old. Manfred von Richthofen was not yet a fighter pilot. You can't own these guns. You can just take care of them for a time, then someone else will get them and it will be their responsibility to see they march on into the future safely.
My wife and I went out to the park and we ran into an Australian couple. They are rare birds here. There's an Australian lady who works at our Home Depot, and another who works at the Lowes in the next county. As far as I know, that's the resident population of Australians. These folks were making the grand tour of the U.S. and had a nice truck and camper rig. I never made it to Australia, because I was stupid and went to the Philippines every time I got a weeks leave while I was stationed in Asia. But I have some Australian friends and I worked with the Australian military occasionally. I like Australians. All the ones I have met were always pretty stout hearts, and no pretense about them. This guy and his wife were shoving off for the Northeast , to see Maine and the area up there. Hope they make it home ok after their tour. I warned him not to stray off the freeway into the wrong part of town when passing through our cities.
Nothing earthshaking, but like Kymber I try to record what we've been doing, as a sort of journal. It's fun to write and gives me a record if I need to check on when something occurred.
|Better order soon. I hear they are selling out fast! ;-)|