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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Shopping and Random uh, Stuff.

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope the Holiday finds you with Family, friends, and in good cheer.

This Holiday has been sorta different here at stately manor. With the big honking project at work and working weekends I did not decorate the house or have my usual Christmas party for friends. Perhaps the Lionel train will have a chance to run next year

Shopping for Christmas is usually delivered FedEx. They did not disappoint.

So you may be asking what's up with the .32 S&W Long ammo?  Well a dear friend runs a old J Frame similar to this one. 


.32 Long is not something you just pick up anywhere (or anything else right now). Another friend needs the .380 ammo.

So tomorrow before I run around for Christmas, I get to go to the range and try out the CT Rail Master on my M&P.  It does not fit my holster anymore with this mod, so guess what. I'm carrying a classic tomorrow. 


A Colt Combat Commander in a old El Paso Saddlery rig.  The M&P gets to ride in a rug in the range bag for a change.  Hope it does not get used to it!

Today's fun?  Well it looked like this.

The new HAL is singing "Daisy" just enough to keep the plant from calling me at 0430 hours on Wednesday next week.  Still need to work on points for style as they say and much remains to be done.  As they say though, "perfect is the enemy of good enough".  Hopefully next week we will get him up to a point good enough to run but not predict a fault in the AE-35 unit. 

So, if you will excuse me after a long month of work a note to my CCH students last week.  The Sheriffs Office in Meckenburg County is saying that the next date open to accept applications for permits is now Feb. 5th as of yesterday. I fear it will get worse. 

Range owners presented me a gift today after work.  

If you will excuse me, I think I will go drive the remote on the TV and try some of this.



  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Keads. :) And good thoughts to you for the new year, as good as they can be anyway.

    1. Thanks for the good wishes Grog, and the same to you and yours. Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas... how was the rail master?

    Dann in Ohio

    1. Merry Christmas Dann. It was sweetness and light!

  3. I so want a train set to run around the living room this Christmas, but the last time I set that up with a little set, Barkley derailed it like Dogzilla.

    Merry Christmas my friend. Here's hoping the new year brings all good things.

    1. LOL! Oh, no, there goes Tokyo, go go Dogzilla! I could see that happening.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend. Best wishes for the New Year.