Sorry for the delay here, but this post was going to be really time-consuming…
So Friday night Landlady fought her way for hours through a snowstorm (not quite) solely for the purpose of delivering to the Secret Lair a ginormous tub of care packages that piled up at the maildrop for the past couple of months. It’s been a sloppy winter.
I’m gonna go ahead and admit that I love getting care packages from readers. It’s not the only reason I maintain the blog, never think that, but it’s a reason.
Many pix below the fold.
Yeah, you’ve seen this pic. I know I said something about sending canned meat in an earlier post, but I was really only commenting on the cost. You didn’t really think I was serious when I said “Don’t do that,” right? Clearly several people didn’t. Also: Granola bars? Yes.
Somebody sent a swivel and a serious climber’s snap link for LB’s cable. Really I think that swivel is a little light-duty for LB – who can straighten out a small Quick Link threads and all – but I just replaced the cable and don’t want it getting all kinked up too early. I’ll probably replace the swivel with something bigger but the snap link will probably work.
Speaking of LB, he wishes me to tell you that he likes leather bones. A lot. I don’t know why he thinks you need to know that.
Books I haven’t read before! Yes!
I really can’t believe I’ve gone this long without my own Kill-o-watt. Kept borrowing them from neighbors. Older Brother finally took pity and sent one.
30.06 dies! This will ingratiate me with Weekender Neighbor S, who only has the one rifle…
Manly hugs and kisses to the person who sent this sign, which immediately found an honored place on the Wall’O’Kitsch. I have wanted one of these for years, but never bought one for myself. Somebody also hit the wishlist and sent me a new sweatshirt, for which I send thanks.
Storm-proof mega-matches. Okay. Y’know, these are going into the Jeep’s permanent kit, where they will serve no purpose whatsoever until the day they save my life at the bottom of a gully or something…
Older Brother sent me two additions to the Lair’s 12V lighting. This LED strip will complete the interior coverage by going under a kitchen counter. It’s so small I don’t even have to move anything around.
And he sent me four of these cute little things, on the theory that the Lair needs exterior lighting. Which I must confess, sometimes it kind of does. I’m going to mount two in the front yard, and one inside the powershed to replace the 110V lamp that never has worked right. Don’t know what I’ll do with the fourth. Something.
Being not all that detail-oriented, I may have left something out and if I did please don’t be offended. And thank you all for such a lovely late Christmas.
Oh, wait…There was something else!
I got the Taurus a present! I’ve worn out a few speed strips with the old 431, and finally decided that they’re just very badly named. Being a late convert to centerfire revolvers, I’ve gone all this time and never used a speedloader in my whole life but I finally broke down and bought a couple. Assuming they don’t turn out too cumbersome on the belt, they really are much faster. Much.
Thanks again, guys. I am loved.