Wire Note to all: I just found some comments in the spam folder. They go back at least to June of this year. I have no idea why they got in there. I published them but now I have to go back and find them in order to respond. So at least I know where some of those missing comments went.
I wonder how I got everything done when I was still working. I can't get everything done now that I have all day to do it.
Heavy rain and loud thunder this afternoon, with some powerful lightning. I was at the lake doing my walk when it came through. When it started I was at the far end of the lake, where there is no shelter, so I just had to get under a tree. It was either that or stand on the dam and be the tallest thing next to the water.
Here's a picture of Percy, the new addition to the compound on the mountain and it's merry band. He and Spike had baths today. I take two basins, both with warm water. I wash them in one, then rinse them in the other. Today they had ferret shampoo with aloe. Both ferrets like to bath. They just kind of float in the water awhile, then they get shampooed and rinsed. I dry them off with a towel, and they immediately run over to their fluffy blanket and rub themselves on it.
For awhile, until they dry off and fluff back up, they look a little bit like giant rats.
This is Ton Ton MaCoote in his milk crate. It's not big enough for him but he likes it. His crate is on a shelf in the computer room, and while I'm working on the blog, or paying bills, or whatever he is right behind me watching every move.
These are the four "in house" kittens. My wife brought down one of my daughters cats from up North in the Spring. We didn't know it but she was already expecting. These are her children.
The short gray hair is Penrod, named after the mischievous character in the Penrod Schoefield books. He lives up to his name. The long haired gray is Beorn. The black kitten is Bastet, after the cat headed Egyptian goddess that protected women. The stripped Tabby is Ceolwine, which is a common Anglo-Saxon name for women during the dark ages. My wife named Penrod and I named the rest.
Our vet always gives me a hard time about the animals names.
It's been a long day. I hope tomorrow will be a bit more sedate. I don't have plans to go anywhere other than to walk down to the waterfall. The lake will be overrun with tourists so I won't walk there tomorrow. The trails down to the waterfall should be empty though.
I like to sit out in the shop and listen to the radio while I smoke my pipe. I enjoy listening to Rush Limbaugh ( I know his quirks, but I like him and I learn a lot about what's going on.) I have an old short wave in there as well that I listen to sometimes if I am out there at night.
1.1 miles around the lake. Most of it is shaded.
One of my trusty Ishapore Enfields in 7.62X51. This is one of my shooters. I got two of the immaculate rebuilds from Gibbs Rifle Company when I bought three "shooter grade" guns like this one. I don't shoot the unissued condition guns. They are refinished, so they didn't have much collector value back in the 1980's, but today people aren't so picky about that. Makes a good working gun though. I have one sitting in the corner down here in the computer room, just in case.
I got this link from a friend. It's from August 4th. Just as we all knew and have been saying for years, ATF has been violating the specific legislative directions of Congress, and keeping the results of background checks. I'm not worried about it because as a concealed carry permit holder, I can buy guns without a NICS check. I just show my permit when I fill out the yellow sheet, and that's it. But if you have undergone a NICS check, you are tied to possession of that specific weapon by type and serial number. No one will be surprised except those who were stupid enough to trust the government.
I doubt there were many of those people.