My daughter called. She says they are having issues with gas in her city too. Mostly just limits on how much you can buy. This surprises me, because I thought only Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina were affected by the pipeline problem. Maybe something else is going on I don't know about.
I texted her last night around midnight, told her to be sure they kept the car half full, but I didn't expect they would be having gasoline shortages yet, if at all.
1430 Update: Pipe line shut down is more significant than initial news reports indicated.
What we know about the Pipe Line Shutdown (Link)
Percy the Ferret tried to drag off one of the new kittens to his stash under the china cabinet. We moved all the kittens out to a box on the porch, but the mother cat brought them all back to the door. We put them in the lower level of the house in a box, but she dragged them all back upstairs. So now we are not sure if Percy wanted to play with the kitten, or eat it. I guess we will find out.
I was looking at the new Guns and Ammo magazine. There are all these pistols now, plastic fantastics, that I know zip about. I never really liked plastic pistols. Here are the guns I actually use, as opposed to just owning them.
The Walther P-38. You can buy the post war model, the P-1, for under three hundred, or at least you could. It's a good pistol, single stack but that doesn't bother me. Magazines are available, if expensive. It is a gun for ball ammo. I wouldn't count on it for hollow points or any of that.
The M1911A1. Heavy. Throws a big bullet at low velocity. You hit somebody, he's not going to bother you anymore. Kicks pretty hard, and you can't limp wrist it. I don't carry mine much these days. With two spare loaded magazines, even in a good Galco Miami Classic rig, it's just too heavy.
Stoeger Luger in stainless. Single stack, 9mm. It will run anything except UMC ammo so far, but it won't digest UMC 9mm at all. Sometimes I carry it just for the hell of it. It's such a classic weapon, that if I had to shoot a Goblin he should thank me for the honor of being shot with a Luger.
Beretta 92. I collected these for a spell, and I have a nice selection. Usually I carry an Onyx because the finish is sweat resistant. You can sweat right through your shoulder holster when it's really hot and humid. The Beretta 92 fits my hand perfectly, is well balanced, and gives you a lot of rounds down range with two spare magazines.
The gun I carry most of the time now. The Browning HP comes in all sorts of configurations. In the 1980' s and 1990's they were a lot more common than they are now. I have several different versions. The one above is the "Practical.' I usually carry an Argentine HP that I rebuilt myself as a carry gun.
The Gun Fairy doesn't visit me much these days, so I don't have a lot of new guns. But I have enough old one's to keep me going for a good long while.