We spent a few hours today with our buddy Jim at the shooting range in Cisco. I don’t think I have ever been to a shooting range before, so I didn’t know quite what to expect. But seeing that today was a holiday, it was pretty busy. We each shot about 4 clips worth of shots each. I’m pretty happy with my shot at 25yds, especially given that this is my first time, as well as the first time shooting my gun. I am way happy with my P99 A/S though. I especially like the shorter trigger pull after the initial shot—very cool!
We managed to pick this up during the lunch hour, and probably wouldn’t have even noticed it had we not been riding the last few weeks without the radio playing. A nice little click sound was all it took to realize that we’d caught something. Luckily we were heading home, and looks like it’s in a patch-able place.
On this day two years ago, I lost one of the most important people that I’ll ever have in my life. I was cheated. You’re not supposed to lose your Mom at 25…you’re just not. I see people all the time that have their Mom still around, yet choose to never talk to her, or act like she’ll always be there. The part that hurts the worst about that is, I was never like that, yet she was taken.
Some days, it seems like a lifetime ago that I last saw her. Other days, it seems just like yesterday. There’s not a single day that goes by that I don’t think of how things used to be or think about her. I think about how things would be so much different now. Or how much I would like to share somethings with her that I keep to myself. Or how I would like to ask for her advice on some things.
Chase and I took today off to have some fun on what could be one of the last really nice days out before the temps start to drop. We hardly take off, and sometimes it’s nice to just spontaneously do it and do something that you really enjoy to relieve some stress. We loaded up the quads and went up to Windy Gap, and had a blast! The day really couldn’t have been much better for it. Sadly it was only us two since it was a Friday, but fun nonetheless!
Some days you’re the cat, and some days your the rat. This poor little guy was the play toy of KC for a few hours this afternoon. I’m guessing the coolness of Fall has brought the little (big) guy out, and unfortunately for him, there’s a big orange cat that wanted to play with his food before eating. I felt bad for the rat, because that is just torture. But, it is nature too.
A number of years ago, the county ran new waterlines throughout the entire county. Doing so, left a low spot in our front yard that runs across the top of where the new waterline was placed. It didn’t look terrible, but you could always tell it was low after mowing the yard. A dump truck load of top soil, and about 50 plugs of transplanted centipede grass later, it should look great again once the grass takes over. Blisters? You bet.
We decided to surprise our Dad today with a cookie cake for his Birthday. The original idea was to have the front of a ’55 Chevrolet the design of the cake, but the people at the cookie cake place said that anything they did would have a cartoonish look to it. Of course our thoughts were, you’re gonna eat it anyways, who cares. After deciding that the front was a bit too intricate, the side view is what we ended up going for. They originally made it a 4-door, but with a fork and a minute or so, it was modified to look like Dad’s. Dad was blown away and absolutely LOVED it! Happy Birthday Dad!
Today my Grandma turned 80 years old. That’s quite the milestone, and something to be very thankful for. I suggested to our Dad that we get her a cake or cookie cake, and do something a little more than what my family usually does for birthdays.
Chase and I stopped by on our lunch hour and surprised her with a short visit to wish her a Happy Birthday. We were asked to stop by and pick up the cookie cake on our way home from work. Unfortunately since it was pouring down the rain when I tried to get in the car with it, it took a little bit of damage on the “om” on Mom. You can see where I tried to fix it, but naturally it didn’t turn out nearly as nice as the pros. Anyways, she was quite surprised, and the cookie was as good as they always are. She called me that night and said that turning 80 wasn’t as hard as she imagined it would, because seeing all of us made it a wonderful day.
My bedroom has been in long need of some life on the walls. They’ve been nothing but paint for more years than I can count. That’s totally okay with me, as I spend very little time in there, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for such an awesome poster.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. — , To Kill a Mockingbird