Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday

Things have shifted into the s-l-o-w lane here. This is that weird week where everything feels like it's on hold until next week. The New Year. A new week. Maybe it's a Christmas hangover. We've been working toward Christmas for a month; after Christmas we'll . . . And now that it's after Christmas you're still not quite ready. So now, it's next week.

As Christmas was on a Friday this year, for many Monday was the first day back at the usual — what you did before Thanksgiving and Christmas. And it feels weird. I'm not working at it feels weird. It's only a three or four day week with many folks not doing much of anything all week. Just puttin' in the time until next Monday. A New Year. A new week. A new start.

Mr WK had a service call in KC this morning but was back by noonish. He called ahead as he often does to let me know he was on his way and I rustled up some lunch. then we both took long naps.

I noticed our street is mostly clear when I went out to the mailbox this morning. Tuesday I could conceivably get Mathilda out, if I'd worked on my side of the driveway today — which I did not. Other than checkin' out Dr Who yarn at Walmart and Hobby Lobby there's not anything I need. On the way back from SIL & BIL's Sunday evening we stopped at the grocery store. Last Wednesday, I'd hit the library so I'm good there. Just don't have anything I need. I must have a bit of cabin fever.

I did enjoy being on my own this morning. I picked up and put away some of the excesses of the previous four days when both of us were home. The wrapping paper box, the ribbon box and the Christmas / birthday bags bag have all been repacked. They're ready to be relegated to the back to the closet for many months. All the coats, hats and gloves that have been strewn around drying, have been put away (again!). It's amazing how much stuff two adults can not seem to put away.

As far as Christmas gifts, given and received . . . other than the various gift cards in varying amounts given and received one of the best received gifts we gave was a packet of 20 8" Dirty Bird Multi-Color Splatter Targets for my SIL, the new shooter in the family. She's all excited to use them. In fact, she wants to take the new shooter class again with the better hearing protectors I bought her a few months ago. She thinks she'll get more out of it because she won't be flinching every time a gun goes off.

blogging to: various YouTube videos Mr WK is listening to

reading: The Children of Men by P D James
and
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter
and
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Parting Shot: "The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Global Warming to You, too!

I've been reading Atlas Shrugged and (still) taking lots of notes. Previously when I would read it, I'd get so irate at the looters (aka libs) in the book that usually after less than a chapter I'd have to put the book down and go read something more calming and relaxing, like an edge of your seat Whodunit. But with all that's gone on in the past several months with ObamaCare and Obama and the Dims, I must be a bit numb to it from overexposure. It's not bothering me like it did. So I'm plowing on. I'm just starting on the second chapter in the second part. I've got over 70 pages of notes in a word processing document. I don't know whether that makes me sound smart, stupid or just plain weird—probably a little of each. Anyway, I'm really enjoying the read and the note taking, even if it's a bit slow. Currently, I'm about the middle of the second chapter in Part II.

Some knitting progress is being made, mainly on Mr WK's second Twin Rib Sock. The cuff is complete and I've got only about 15 rounds left to knit on the 80 round leg. This will be my final FO of 2009, if I keep going at this pace.

I've had a little progress on my Spring Flower Sock. The leg is about 2/3's complete at 37 rounds. I put a couple of rounds in on a drive into Kansas City over a week ago, mainly to eat up a bunch of yarn that had pulled free from the bag it lives in and was always getting tangled.

This is what we woke up to on Christmas morning.


"Officially" we received 7-8 of Global Warming". HAH! Yes, a lot of that is drifted Global Warming. Across the yard you can see grass poking through the Global Warming. However, the lower half of the driveway had nothing for the Global Warming to drift against. It was 12" deep and the closer the the street we shoveled, the deeper it got. And this was before the plow came through.


After the plow came through on Christmas Day at dusk, we had a three foot pile over two feet thick of Global Warming and large, hard frozen chunks of Global Warming blocking the entrance to our driveway. Christmas Day we shoveled that narrow shovel wide path from the front door to the driveway and had 70% of Mr WK's side of the driveway done. Christmas day it drooped more Global Warming off and on but only a few inches and we were able to keep up with that.


By early afternoon on Boxing Day, we had one side of the driveway cleared. The piles of Global Warming on the one side of the driveway are almost as tall as I am — five feet.

Needless to say we did not go to Kansas City on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. We're going in today. I've got two loaves of bread on their first rise in the oven. All the gifts are still wrapped. As I'm housebound for the duration, Mr WK will have to do grocery runs and other errands with me. I can't tell you how thrilled he is with that! I'm glad I stocked up quite a bit last Wednesday.

I scoped out my LYS for yarn before Christmas for the second Dr Who Scarf. The sticking point is no wool. 100% acrylic is not that difficult to find but to find it in the colors I need is troublesome. I think a trip to Hobby Lobby and/or Walmart is in my future once the roads are clear of the lastest round of Global Warming. I've mentioned this before as the recipient isn't as involved as the previous one, this one's not as much fun. It may end up being one of those just get it done projects.

reading: The Children of Men by P D James
and
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter
and
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Parting Shot: "I think it is manmade. I think it's clearly manmade. If you don't understand what the cause is, it's virtually impossible to come up with a solution. We know what the cause is. The cause is manmade. That's the cause. That's why the polar icecap is melting." ~ Joe Biden

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

M E R R Y
C H R I S T M A S

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth
peace, good will toward men.

Friday, December 18, 2009

And a Cartridge in a Bare Tree

It seems like a long time since we've been shooting but it hasn't. We shot rifles with our active military shooty buddy* and a couple of his soldiers at the outdoor range last weekend. The reloading press is still set up on the kitchen table so it's not like we're not doin' any gun stuff. It's just been a long time since I did a gun / shooting post.

I finally got around to ordering three more magazines for my Sig Sauer P238 the other day. They're still not in stock but by placing my order I can at least get in line. (sigh) It looks like "my" P238 may not be made any more. Mine is similar to this one except that my grips all around are black metal. I do like mine the best. I've also finally scavenged and scrounged enough .380 brass (343 pieces) that I'm going to order the die set and related equipment to reload them after Christmas. I've not shot my P238 much because .380 ammo is still scarce. And that's a shame because it's a blast to shoot. It's going to be fun working up a load for it. And by gosh shooting it until I'm tired of shooting it, not because I need to save the ammo.

Last Sunday Mr WK and I had the best time shooting. At one point I physically stepped back and away for a few moments to savor the joy and happiness of shooting with husband and friends. There were five of us, four evil, black rifles and plenty of ammo, bangs, brass and conversation.

We hadn't been there very long when the fellow who let me shoot HIS P238 (and thereby making me get my own) was there with his new rifle. Yeah, now I want THAT, too. It was a .308 DPMS Panther LR-308 with a 24" bull barrel. Sweet! It didn't feel like it had anymore recoil than my M4 carbine — which is to say, not much. We were all pleasantly surprised by how little recoil it had.

At the end of the day, we got all the brass. Besides us, only our active military shooty buddy* currently has reloading aspirations and he tells us he has plenty of opportunity to increase his .223 / 5.56 brass stash so we got it all, around 450 pieces. It had snowed earlier in the week and not many folks had been to the range so it was almost pristine in it's whiteness. Mr WK and I arrived about 30 minutes early and after clearing the snow off the shooting benches we stamped around and tamped down all the snow around them to make the brass a bit easier to find.

About 30 minutes before sunset we had the entire facility to ourselves so we moved downrange and shot pistols instead of packing up and moving to the free form pistol range. I now also love me some .40 cal Springfield XD.

As to the reloading, like Brigid noted earlier this month (see blog link below) we recycled a lot of brass late summer, early fall, .223 / 5.56 in particular. With all the shooting and the availability of various previously difficult to come by components we had a lot of catching up to do which is why the press has been on the kitchen table for a month and a half. I don't see it being put up any time soon.

In between all the rifle weekends, we've also managed to squeeze in some pistol time. Not much, but some. As I was committed to delivering the Dr Who Scarf over a week ago at our IDPA match, Mr WK and I stayed to shoot. I shot like crap (AGAIN!) I was the slowest, had the most points down and was two for two for two; I hit two non-threats, had two procedurals, and two failure to neutralize. Yikes!!! I could feel it, too, except for the last CoF (Course of Fire). I crowded cover on the second one and shot all scrunched up.

On the last CoF, we started arm's length from two BG's.
  • Draw and fire two at each BG while backing up in tactical sequence. I didn't do tactical sequence which is one shot to the first BG, two to the second BG then one more at the first BG which earned me my second procedural of the evening. I did, however, nail both BG's center mass for zero points down.
  • Move to the left around cover and advance, firing on two more BG's. No particular order on this one but you had to advance toward the BG's. No problem, did it and again, two center mass hits on both BG's for zero points down.
  • Continue to move to the left to cover. Two more BG's downrange, but there is a non-threat standing in your way just on the other side of cover. You had to lean out around the non-threat to shoot the BG's. I was standing still and didn't do so well. I missed this non-threat and got the both BG's, one each instead of two but ... um ... very low center mass. The guys just LOVE pasting my targets sometimes.
I was very happy with the two that I got while moving. It was interesting to note, that everyone that shot that evening and took the carbine class, remembered and had no trouble advancing on the threat. Most of the others shot it as they ran by it instead of advancing toward it.

Work schedules for Mr WK have made if difficult for the past couple of months to fit in any during the week shooting. When we do get the chance on the weekends more often than not, we've opted for the outdoor range and rifles instead of indoor and pistols.

* I stole the term from Brigid who writes the Home on the Range blog.

blogging to: a quiet house

reading: My Sherlock Holmes edited by Michael Kurland (an anthology of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, all featuring viewpoints other than Dr. Watson's)
and
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter
(I picked this up again today. Let's see how long I can hold out before my liberal glass is full to overflowing and I have to stop again.)
and
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Parting Shot: "They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?" ~ Paul Harvey

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Who Let the Yarn Out

Last Saturday I made negative progress on the Red Lace Scarf. Currently, it's in time out. I'd just started row 12 of a 16 row pattern repeat, dropped two easy stitches, fixed those, something else happened and the next thing I know, I'm missing some more stitches and I have hole where there is not supposed to be one. (sigh) So I took it off the needles and just set it in back in the basket. When I'm in the mood, I'll rip it back to the lifeline, pick up the stitches from there and move on. I've not been knitting on it much and those 10 rows felt hard won. Ah, well. It's only knitting.

While the Red Lace Scarf has been "resting", I've been moving forward on Mr WK's Twin Rib Sock. The first sock is complete; well except for weaving in the ends, mostly light gray. I'm pleased with it. It looks good. Most of all Mr WK likes it and it fits. I did pretty well on the yarn, too. I used almost the whole skein of dark gray yarn. I had enough of the dark gray yarn left to do almost the entire cuff of the mate, which isn't much. I've only about five more rounds left to go on the cuff of the second sock.

In some ways the second sock isn't as much fun to knit because I already know what it's going to look like, especially when I'm in charge of the color changes. On the other hand, I don't have to figure out the sock. I know how long the cuff is, the leg and the foot, where to start and stop the light gray bands, etc. It's a bit of a mechanical, mindless knit but sometimes that's what I want. I just want to knit and not design as I go. It's restful at times to know that the heel flap is 32 rounds and that the leg is fine at 80 rounds and foot is long enough at 75 rounds. There is a hard stop instead of a nebulous one. There are still some elements that for me may differ a bit from the first to the second sock; how many rows on the heel turn, how many gusset stitches to pick up and how many rows on the toe decreases. But they only vary by a few rounds or stitches — not enough to make the socks feel or look different.

Although it's going to be a few weeks (or more) until this second sock is done, I did pick up some more sock yarn suitable for Mr WK's next pair of socks. I said NO MORE GRAY and this really isn't gray. I'd call it a dark blue slate or a gray-blue slate if you will. In dim lighting it's more gray but with better lighting you can see more of the blue. The yarn is Reynolds Soft Sea Wool and the color number is 221. If you click on the link (scroll down a bit, it's the second one in the first row) you can see it's more blue than the black sample next to it and they call it charcoal. With the blue in it, it was far enough away from GRAY (light or dark) to be palatable to knit. I picked up three hanks.

Now to mull over what ribbing I want to knit. No cables or lace or fancy or Mr WK won't wear it in public.

I went to my LYS to look over the choices for 100% acrylic yarn for the next Dr Who Scarf I'm going to knit. Almost all of the acrylic they had were blends, mostly wool, but some bamboo or other fibers. The only 100% acrylic they had was Plymouth's Dream Baby DK which is fine, except the only colors they stocked were pastels for baby knits. I'll look around on the internets and see what I can find.

blogging to: a quiet house

reading: The Surrogate Thief by Archer Mayor (a Joe Gunther mystery)
and
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter
and
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Parting Shot: "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, December 11, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust

The Dr Who Scarf is complete and has been delivered to it's owner who is thrilled with it. He went right home (after the IDPA match) and had his wife take a photo of him wearing the scarf. I never measured the length of the scarf. But I would hazard that with tassels it's probably around 160" long and 10½" wide. It looks too long in the photo but he let it drape onto the floor to show more of the stripes. Best of all he's happy with the length.

Project Stats

Pattern: Dr Who Scarf from this site
Yarn: Cascade 220
Colors: purple 8885 ~ dark plum ~ used 69 gr
gray 9473 ~ gris ~ used 85 gr
khaki 2417 ~ fennell ~ used 87 gr
brown 9471 ~ amber ~ used 69 gr
brick red 7829 ~ light brick ~ 84 gr
gold/yellow 7827 ~ goldenrod ~ 54 gr
beige/tan 8407 ~ oyster ~ used 120 gr
Fiber Content: 100 Peruvian Highland Wool
Weight: 568 grams ~ 20 oz / 1¼ lbs
Needles: Suzanne's 7mm 60cm rosewood circs - cast on & off with 9mm Brittany straight
Blocking: lightly ~ not pinned out

blogging to: Memories 89

reading: Leaden Skies by Ann Parker (a Silver Rush mystery)
and
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter
and
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Parting Shot: "Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy." ~ Louis Brandeis

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

(seems like) 96 Tears .... er ... Tassels

I know you've been on the edge of your seat since my last post. /sarcasm The tassels on one edge of the Dr Who Scarf are all attached. There are 19 tassels, not 17. It is definitely densely tasseled. I was going along just peachy with my grand plan as to where to attach the tassels. Turns out the best, most even placement is about every other stitch. So 40 stitches and 19 tassels. It looks good and even and I'm happy with it. Now for the other edge.

Mr WK and I drove into Kansas City and went to the indoor range there. We only took one gun each and only 100 rounds of ammo each. The range there is not heated except for those bullet-type heaters. We expected it to be uncomfortably cold and not stay long but it wasn't. It also wasn't crowded. We had a good time and didn't shoot until we were tired as I ran out of ammo first. We are both a bit rusty. Well, we're still hitting center mass; our groups just aren't as tight as they were when we were putting a couple hundred rounds down range one or two times a week. As I mentioned before, we've been focused on our rifles for several months now and our pistol skills have slipped a bit. The good news is that our rifle skills and accuracy have skyrocketed. Although our pistol skills have slipped some, it won't take very long to bring them back.

I'm going to shoot IDPA Thursday night and Mr WK will if he doesn't get paged for a service call. The last couple of times we went target shooting with our pistols I've tried out a new stance which I've adapted from my offhand rifle shooting that I learned in the carbine course we took about two months ago. It's the progressive aggressive stance; feet shoulder width apart, leaning forward with knees slightly bent. When you lean forward it makes you look larger and more aggressive. Granted it's not a stance you can adapt to shooting from behind cover. It will work for IDPA as sometimes we start from a standing position with no cover. I seem to have better control over recoil in that stance so we'll see.

As the weather was questionable, rain and sleet and snow Mr WK drove so I knit on his Twin Rib Sock all the way there and most of the way back until it got too dark to see. The foot on the first sock is more than half finished at round 39. I've put a light gray stripe about midway on the foot to match the one on the leg.

I've been concentrating on the Dr Who Scarf and haven't spent much time lately on this one. I've spent even less time on the Red Lace Scarf.

For my next sock project, I'm going to knit Mr WK another one right away as he's down to only three pair of handknit socks (not including the Twin Rib Socks) and one of those is in the car in his winter kit. Unless one of my LYS's begin to carry Koigu or Trekking XXL again I'm going to order it on-line. It wears the best in my opinion. And whatever color I finally choose you can bet it won't be gray or black. I'd even knit another cream pair of socks.

blogging to: Memories 89 streaming 30's and 40's music

reading: Rumpole Misbehaves by John Mortimer (a Rumpole of the Bailey mystery)
and
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter
and
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Parting Shot: "What luck for the rulers that men do not think." ~ Adolf Hitler

Monday, December 7, 2009

Oh, The Weather Outside . . .

"Winter" will unofficially arrive here later this evening. We got a light dusting last night. This evening (1-3"), tomorrow (1-3") and tomorrow night (1-3") we are to get "real" snow which is "supposed" to accumulate to a possible final total of 3-6". Or maybe nothing or maybe a foot. And it's a "wintry-mix" which could also mean not as much snow or no snow or some snow but more freezing rain and sleet and other frozen fun. Oh, goody! Once it's coming down and/or on the ground we'll know what we're "supposed" to get and how much and what type.

I made a library and grocery run so I'm "set" for the bad weather that's to come our way.


The Dr Who Scarf. Tassels are a pain in the derrière. I'd much rather knit than cut 14" strands of yarn from seven colors for ONE tassel. Per the directions the scarf is to be "densely" tasseled. From photos of the original scarf used in the show I counted 17 on each end. Instead of starting at one end and attaching a tassel every 2.35 stitches I decided to start by attaching a tassel at each edge. I attached the second one in the middle. The next two were centered between the three. The next four will be centered among the existing five and so on. When it looks "densely" tasseled to me is when I'll stop which may or may not be 17 per side. When they're all on, I'll give it a haircut to even them up but I'm not going to cut them so that they're 5" long.

I'm delivering this on Thursday evening. I've also got to write up some care directions. I've already got a small bottle of wool wash to include with it. This is 100% feltable wool so it can't be tossed in either the washer or the dryer.

I've been in communication with the recipient of the second scarf which I volunteered to make in exchange for some private shooting lessons. Not quite as cooperative as the recipient of the first scarf who requested a Dr Who Scarf. Oh, well. The recipient of the second scarf says "No Wool" so that one'll be 100% acrylic. The recipient of the second scarf is also not as interested in the selection of what yarns or colors or even pricing. I have to keep in mind that not everyone LOVES knitted stuff. I'll research yarn for the colors as well as I did this first one and it will be as well knit but I don't think it will be as loved and appreciated as the first one. That may all change once she has it. It does make me not as excited about getting started as the first one was.

Now back to more tassel joy.

blogging to: Pandora Radio seeded with Manheim Steamroller Christmas

reading: Deadville by Robert F Jones (a Western)
and
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter
and
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Parting Shot:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hot Brass

Mr WK & I went shooting with our rifles this afternoon at the outdoor range. It was cold (low 40's) but sunny with a 10-15 mph south wind at our backs. It was the best weather of the weekend as Sunday is to be overcast, mid-30's, windier and from the north to boot with a 50/50 chance of snow. Ah, winter or at least late fall.

Surprisingly, the range was not crowded which suited us just fine. Mr WK shot iron sites at the 25, 50, 100 and 200 yard ranges. At the 200 yard range there is a "gong" which once upon a time
WAS smooth and round but now looks like the surface of the moon and is definitely no longer round. It's great because you get instant audible feedback if you DO hit it. No lookin' though the spotting scope to see if you hit it. It's about 12" at it's widest point so it's not tiny but at 200 yards it's not HUGE either. Also, shooting frangible ammo at it is a moot point. The projectile disintegrates upon contact with the gong and unless you're watching the gong through the spotting scope and see the powder "explode" you don't know if you've hit it.

Anyway, Mr WK managed to hit it a couple of times with iron sites and "real" bullets. Very cool. Shooting it with the help of a nine power scope is almost like cheating but if you're not concentrating, you will miss. Ask me how I know.

I started with my red dot optic and was very pleased that today it decided to cooperate from the git go and was accurate. I don't shoot anything over 25 yards with it as I simply can't see the targets well enough to hit where I want to hit. For the non-shooters, I can't see a dot the size of a quarter 150 feet away very well which would be 50' let along 300 feet away which would be 100 yards. I use the scope for those.

I didn't do any off hand CQB shooting today. I bench rested and shot enough with the red dot to know that it was OK with the new battery then I switched to the 9 power scope and shot at the gong a bit but mostly the targets at 100 yards. My rifle was more accurate than I was today. I wimped out. I was cold despite the layers, scarf, hat and gloves and felt clumsy. Oh, well.

I AM getting the hang of loading the magazines with stripper clips using the spoon instead of a strip-lula or other helps. I can't do it Wham-Bam yet but slow is smooth and smooth is fast.

About a month and a half ago, I rescued a couple of heavy wooden target stands built with 2x4s which our club was getting rid of. Our club has some metal target stands which work well and are lighter, easier to store and move around as they collapse. Instead of 2" x ¾" firring strips these take 2" x 2½" strips which you can't get off the shelf any more. As often as they get shot up firring strips are cheaper as easier to come by in a pinch.

For us the price was right and as we won't be having 30+ folks shoot a hundred rounds in their direction during a shoot, I think they'll last longer for us. We're also going to work a way to use these stands and strips as a table base so we can attach a piece of plywood to the top and shoot milk cartons (and the like) filled with water from it. At the outdoor range we frequent, you're not allowed to shoot at targets on the ground. I've been saving all kinds of containers for months,
½ gallon plastic milk cartons, 64 oz plastic juice containers and basically anything larger than a 16 oz water bottle, although though those would work, too.

I'm looking forward to taking some of the shot up containers to the recycle place.

blogging to: Memories 89 streaming 30's and 40's music

reading: The One That got Away by Naomi Rand (an Emma Price mystery)
and
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter
and
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Parting Shot: "The said constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." ~ Samuel Adams

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Too Late To Turn Back Now

I've done a little on some my current projects. The Twin Rib Sock for Mr WK has had the most activity. I've knit about an 2" on the foot and the gusset decreases are complete. Mr WK's socks tend to have around 75 rounds on the foot so I plan to start the light gray strip around five rounds earlier than I did on the leg; which is about two rounds away. That should keep it in the middle of the foot.

I've knit several rows on the Red Lace Scarf but the progress is not very noticeable. This morning I finished the eighth pattern repeat, pulled out the bottom most lifeline and put in it back in on the current row of stitches.

I've also made some progress on my Spring Flower Socks. I've a whopping 26 leg rounds complete on that one. That doesn't include a 19 row cuff. It's about 3½" long now.

The recipient of the Dr Who Scarf was able to try it on Sunday night. He's over the moon about it. I learned that the loop around the neck is "adjustable" so I am going to put 5" tassels on both ends. Haven't done a thing towards that. I also have a hard deadline for that, too; Dec 10. There is an IDPA match that night and I'm going whether Mr WK can or not. If I'm going to deliver the scarf might as well stay and shoot. I need the practice.

Mr WK lately has been getting in more range time than I have. One of his "new" clients has been taking up a lot of his time, which as kept both of us from the range on weekdays for the past two months. When we go on the weekends, it's usually to the outdoor rifle range. About a month ago, Mr WK began carrying one of our smaller range bags with him. When he breaks for lunch or wants to wait until the evening shift comes in to process their work he goes to the range. It's only about a mile from the client so it's easy to fit in.

blogging to: Memories 89 streaming music from the 30's & 40's

reading: The One That got Away by Naomi Rand (an Emma Price mystery)
and
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter
and
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Parting Shot: "I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery." ~ Author Unknown