Well, now it’s really cold…

Went to work yesterday morning and it was -8 F: a co-worker reported that it was -13 at her house located just outside town. The Nissan didn’t WANT to start, but fired up and got me to work. It was -7.5 F this morning according to weather underground. I installed a new battery in the Nissan yesterday afternoon, and this morning it started much more easily. If I can get time tonight, I’ll replace the battery in the Ford- I looked in the parts file and it’s been eight years since the last one.

It’s pretty busy at work this week- lots of heating and ventilation maintenance, lots of folks will need help with their projects. I’ll make hay as the sun shines.

December 25 was pretty fun. I woke late (that’s nearly always a good way to start a holiday) and went over to the local Chinese buffet for lunch with my buddy. After gluttonizing, we drove out to the range and sighted in his new Ruger 10/22: I shot my Marlin 795 at some cans. Afterwards, I visited another buddy, and went home for Shabbat and took it very easy.

Not much more to report for now, more later. Hope all of you had a lovely holiday.


New domain name, same old fat guy…

It’s been a long couple days. We’ve had the worst snow I can remember in 13 or so years. There were very large drifts at work, and everyone but essential employees were sent home.I’m evidently essential, grumble. I’m thankful to have had some help moving the big piles, and for having been sent home early after the property was cleared. I spent the afternoon with a buddy, and we drove to a couple sporting goods stores. Having earned a little money looking after a friend’s house, I decided to spend it on a pair of Kamik Greenbay 4’s. They’re pretty easy to put on, they fit over my fat calves (from years of riding bicycles). Not too expensive and they are built (why not made?) in the USA. They are very warm, and I’m hoping they’ll wear better than the Sorel Timberwolves that I bought five years ago.

I’ve also picked up an ice fishing shelter and a sled. I’ll do a write up soon, most likey this weekend.