I was going to get my blood work done this morning, so I was up at the crack of nine thirty(ish). After doing the shower thing and making my appearance look semi human I got the morning chores out of the way. Cat fed and coffee on I gave my wonderful wife a peck on the cheek, and was out the door.
I arrived at the industrial vampire's office, looked inside and gave a small sigh. The place was packed. I had forgotten the golden rule for blood work, go early or after lunch because a lot of old
geezers ladies and gentlemen go just after they get up which is between ten and
noon. One thing I have learned is the lab coated blood suckers are
quick, so I only cooled my jets for a half hour.
|Standing around awaiting the arrival of my new shiny|
Down a pint, I left Dracula's monastery and headed for the semi big city. It was time to visit Cabala's and pick up a new shiny that I'd ordered. The shiny was a twenty to seventy power spotting scope. Being the lazy and cheap guy I am, I bought the scope because it was drastically marked down, so I saved a bucket of cash. On the lazy side of the equation the scope will save me walking when I go to the range. On the range I punch holes in paper at a hundred yards but until now didn't have a way to see where I was hitting. This meant firing a five round group then doing the hundred yard mosey to go check things out. Now I'll simply put up four or five targets at a time since I will be able to inspect them from the comfort of my bench.
|My new shiny all set up and ready to go|
I got very lucky with the new scope. The scope didn't come with a tripod. A tripod is just something else the store can suck a person into buying. Where I was lucky was at Christmas my Bro-in-law P and his lovey wife J gave me a tripod to use for photography with my cell phone. I checked the mountings and found the tripod was a perfect match for the spotting scope. It was like they were made for each other.
Next up it the list of things to acquire is a game camera. I've seen some stuff posted over at Joel's blog and I'm impressed. I figure at the very least it will show what goes on after we go to bed.
Well that's about all I got for now, so until the morrow... be seeing you.