Except for a trip out to the mailbox yesterday afternoon and taking the trash can and recycling bins out to the curb last night, I never left the house all day yesterday. With highs in the 90s and humidity in the 80% range, it’s like being in a sauna out there. Welcome to Florida in the summertime.
We watch the news about the heat wave covering so much of the country and Europe and how people are dying in temperatures that are about like what we deal with all summer long, and we sure appreciate having a great air conditioning system in our house. If you can watch what’s going on worldwide and not believe in global warming and climate change I’m sorry, but you’re a fool.
So what did I do while I was inside all day? I started out by answering a bunch of e-mails, including one from somebody who just bought a motorhome and said his brother told him that Flying J gives customers a card that gives them a free fill-up for every three tanks of fuel purchased. He wanted to know how he signed up for that, and I told him that was ridiculous and that nobody does that. He insisted his brother told him so, and he’s never known his brother to be wrong before. Okay, fine, run down to Flying J and tell them that. You might want to take your brother along, so you have proof.
With that out of the way, I spent a couple of hours cleaning the guns we shot the other day. My son-in-law recently gave me an old Rossi .357 magnum revolver that had belonged to his grandfather and looked like it had been sitting in a garage or tool shed for many years. The action is tight, and the bore is very good, but there was a lot of surface rust on one side of the cylinder and on the frame. It was just cosmetic, nothing that would hamper the operation of the gun or make it unsafe.
Using Flitz metal polish and a miracle cloth, I spent some time with it, and while it will never be beautiful, I was able to get the worst of it off.
We did run into a real problem relating to our target shooting excursion on Tuesday. I recently acquired a very nice Kimber .357 magnum revolver, but my beautiful wife decided she really, really likes it. It would seem I can have my choice of her or the gun, but I can’t keep both. I guess it’s time to hit Gun Broker looking for a replacement. Someone suggested I check out Plenty of Fish.com and look for a replacement there, but I don’t think anybody there can cook as well as Miss Terry can, and I’m darned sure that nobody else would put up with my nonsense like she does.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. Keeping with the theme of firearms and ladies, I thought this was an appropriate one for today.
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Thought For The Day – My doctor said he’d have me on my feet in two weeks. He was right. When I got his bill, I had to sell my car.