Care Packages! “Aw, that’s sweet!” Edition

Get a load of this…

The incident in that post may in the fullness of time be remembered as Torso Boy’s greatest moment; neighbors were talking about it at a get-together yesterday. And now he’s receiving generous gifts from afar.

Big brother sent both of us a gift of food…


And two more black hoses…


…which I need to finish the current incarnation of the new water heater.


It works well enough when it works, but it needs to be at least doubled in capacity and when the wind blows it cools off right away so it needs the glass cover put on. So now I can do those things, and we’ll see how it really works.

Another Generous Reader sent me a spring kit for my S&W!


I put in (what I hope is) an OEM mainspring this morning. The double-action trigger is certainly heavier, and we’ll soon see how it works with the primers in reloads.

Thanks very much! You guys rock.

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9 Responses to Care Packages! “Aw, that’s sweet!” Edition

  1. I love care package reports! You have such good and fun readers. I need to get back in the swing of sending some too.

  2. TK421a says:

    Very nice Joel.

    One thing, if you can get a piece of acrylic sheet to cover the water heater box, it will work better. They have better impact resistance. weathering and strength (snow load) than glass and better resistance to mould growth.

  3. Joel says:

    This is a super thick, heavy sheet of glass made for the purpose. Should be fine, our snow load is rarely very impressive. And it’s free.

  4. TK421a says:

    Joel, since the price is right forget what I wrote. 👍

  5. Tennessee Budd says:

    Wait, they’re putting perfectly good marrow in dog treats now?
    When I was a lad, we had to roast mastodon bones for hours before they would crack open enough to get to the marrow, no matter how big a rock you hit ’em with!

  6. Ben says:

    Do dogs manipulate us? Of course they do! And so do cats. It’s behavior that’s been bred into them for countless generations over thousands of years.

    Dogs are pack animals, so it makes sense that they would naturally be sensitive to interactions within their pack as a matter of survival, and that it’s no great jump from there to form a mutually beneficial partnership with humans.

    But why would independent creatures such as cats do essentially the same thing? That never made sense to me.

  7. Joel says:

    I have pondered the same thing, and my conclusion is that “don’t care what you think” is not the same as “independent.” Most housecats are as independent from their human chattel as the British royal family is from its household staff, which is to say not at all. But that doesn’t mean they’re trying to be team players.

  8. Sabrina says:

    Love the care package reports. Always excited for you as well as the doggo. Well deserved treats in my opinion.

To the stake with the heretic!