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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Such Excitement!

I'm pretty sure the nuthatch has figured out Simon can't get through the window, so he's just taunting him now.


We got a cheap window feeder just to try it out a while ago, and it's been a pretty big hit with the furry ones.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Run run run...

Annual Blubber Run to kick off Pointoberfest!

I was slower than what I wanted, but was right where I expected.

What can you do to help?

You can get yourself a sweet outfit and enjoy a pants-free lifestyle too, but more importantly you can donate to help fund awareness campaigns and research into fighting these diseases.  Simply go to the Kilted to Kick Cancer Donate page and make your tax deductible donation today! Please remember to select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu as well, since there is a bit of a friendly competition going between us bloggers to see who can raise the most.

Your support is greatly appreciated, and get checked!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tank Week

In case you've missed it, Breach Bang Clear has been celebrating 100 years of mechanized chaos with "Tank Week." Go check it out.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"You'll shoot yer dick off!"

I don't carry appendix myself (haven't found a gun/holster combo that feels right for it to me,) but it comes up just about every time somebody mentions it.  So, science!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Meeting People Through the Power of Kilts

Manda and I were out picking some fresh sweet corn at our local CSA farm, and a nice gentleman flagged me down to talk about my kilt.


What can you do to help?

You can get yourself a sweet outfit and enjoy a pants-free lifestyle too, but more importantly you can donate to help fund awareness campaigns and research into fighting these diseases.  Simply go to the Kilted to Kick Cancer Donate page and make your tax deductible donation today! Please remember to select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu as well, since there is a bit of a friendly competition going between us bloggers to see who can raise the most.

Your support is greatly appreciated, and get checked!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Kilted to Kick Cancer - 2016

Once again, For the entire month of September I will be wearing a kilt (when I am not required to be in a uniform) to help raise awareness and funding for Testicular and Prostate Cancers.

I love this cause so much, I got married in a kilt!

1 in 7 men will be affected by Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. 1 in 250 men will be diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in theirs.  As with all cancers, early detection and treatment are key to survival.  The point of KtKC is to raise that awareness, inform men of these risks, and urge them to get checked.

I will be wearing a kilt, but what can you do to help?

You can get yourself a sweet outfit and enjoy a pants-free lifestyle too, but more importantly you can donate to help fund awareness campaigns and research into fighting these diseases.  Simply go to the Kilted to Kick Cancer Donate page and make your tax deductible donation today! Please remember to select "Team Guns & Coffee" from the drop-down menu as well, since there is a bit of a friendly competition going between us bloggers to see who can raise the most.

Your support is greatly appreciated, and get checked!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cats

It's been a while, so if anybody is wondering about the beast we adopted a little over a year ago, she's now huge.  To the point that she knows she can beat up on Simon with ease (or pin him down for forced grooming.)


She weighs as much as he does, but it's in a solid compact chunk of cat (mostly because of short himmy legs.)  There's really no fat under the fuzz either, despite sleeping about 20 hours a day it seems.  Lila tolerates her, and Sadie reciprocates, although we do occasionally catch them playing. Girls will be girls.

Or grudgingly eating next to each other.
Overall, Sadie is definitely an "on my terms only" cat.  When she wants a lap, she's there, regardless of what you're doing, and when she's done, she's gone without warning.  I guess she's just living up to her title of "Duchess."

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Range 15 Behind the Scenes

I backed it, and I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Of Horses and Tractors

Bit of a hiatus... as some of you people on the facebooks probably know, we moved most of my Mother-in-law's farm from the Middle-of-nowhere, WI, down to about 16 miles from our place.  It's sucked up quite a bit of time, but now I've got some land to play with and horses to baby.


Ms. Regal Satin (Satin), the herd boss, has more or less attached herself to me. She recognizes my truck, and guilts me whenever I leave.  Christmas Eve was spent like this for about 45 minutes-


Until my hands went numb.  Then I left the paddock and she gave a big sigh and slumped away like a sad puppy.  There's three more Appaloosas out there, although we're trying to find a new home for the mostly untrained stallion, which is turning out to be a lot more difficult than it was for the one mare we already sent off a month and a half ago.  All had been in less than stellar conditions and need a bit of rehab.

Yesterday was a fun day in the process.  Brought home a 1948 Farmall Cub and stuck it in the barn (anything bigger wouldn't fit.)


I did make a couple passes pushing snow with the blade for shits and giggles.  It's going to be fun to tinker with and clean up to drag to some local tractor shows.  In the meantime, I want to track down a sickle mower and will spend a lot of time this summer mowing weeds out of the hayfields and far pasture... it seems the prior owners stopped bothering with field maintenance when they decided to move.

The gentleman we bought the Cub off of spent a ton of time working on it, converted to 12v, replaced the head, and babied her pretty well.  He was sad to see it go, but the wife insisted on clearing out some space and paying off some other projects.  We'll keep in touch and let them know when we're hitting up the shows.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 16

Strategery!  I managed to immobilize the enemy's Vindicator tank in turn one, allowing for a safer flank approach.  Unfortunately, the close combat phase was not the friend of the Angels of Vengeance today...


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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 15

Racked up some volunteer hours painting some bowls for this year's Empty Bowls.


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Monday, September 14, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 14

We're getting a half of a cow soon (we met his brother at the fair, he won Reserve Grand Champion!), and chest freezers were on sale, so...


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Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
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Sunday, September 13, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 13

How about the lead story on the local paper's website?  I'll take it!


I'll have to duck out and see if it's in the print version.

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Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
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Saturday, September 12, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 12

No kilt for the 12th, other monthly obligations...



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Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
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Friday, September 11, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 11

Went out to one of our favorite local manufacturers before I headed out for a fun filled National Guard weekend.
Enjoy the facial hair, it'll be gone in the next one.


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Kilted to Kick Cancer is proud to announce we have received the stamp of approval from the IRS to operate under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue code.
Short version: The money you donate to help us spread the word about cancer risks for guys and gals alike…it’s tax deductible now!
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 10

Just enjoying the late summer weather.


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KtKC 2015 - Day 9

But Sadie, I wanna sit down!


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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 8

Making lunch at 9pm? Must be switching to night shift!

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Monday, September 7, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 7

Kilted grillmaster!



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Sunday, September 6, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 6

We hit up the county fair today, so I had to try the shooting gallery.


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Saturday, September 5, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 5

A new winery opened up in town, and this weekend is their "grand opening," so what better reason to dress up than free wine!


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KtKC 2015 - Day 4

Beer! I love this place.


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Friday, September 4, 2015

Body Camera Mussings

UoF reductions are a given. I want to see the changes in Resisting and Obstruction charges after the introduction of body cams.

It only seems fair.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 3

We came, we saw, we conquered. I somehow managed to keep my boat upright for the whole 7.5 mile trip.  It was good to actually get the kayak out this year (even if I borrowed Manda's.)


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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 2

We met some of our friends at the local distillery, where they brought their truck (behind us) for a cruise-in and pinup girl gathering. So Manda got prettied up, and dragged me out to look at cool cars and pretty girls.

It's a hard life.


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

KtKC 2015 - Day 1

Busy day... worked overnight, and we had to run out to the farm we're potentially moving MIL and the horses to for the inspection this afternoon. We almost forgot to get a picture!


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Thank you for your support!

Elsie Pea got Lasik

Back from surgery.


I decided to send my slide off to Innovative Arms and let them put some real sights on the tiny gun (with my favorite fightin' gun combo- Tritium dot up front, plain black in rear.)  The rear is also serrated on the front to aid in one-handed manipulations (for as much that really matters on a back-up gun...)

Since they need to do some semi-serious machining on the slide, they also refinish it, and I figured it was worth the little extra scratch to go with the ceramic coating, in OD Green, because I could. This should take care of the rust issues I was having (you can make out the ghost of the pitting just behind the 'LCP' logo.)  It's a propper finish job too, full inside and out, and very cleanly done.


Overall, the work is top-notch.  The sights are tight in the dovetails, the dovetails are straight and even. The front is from Trijicon, so you know it's going to be fine, and the IA custom made rear is as crisp and sharp as you could ever want from miniature combat pistol iron sight.  

The LCP fills a pretty specific niche in my carry rotation (work-out gun, BUG, non-permissive environment, some other buzzword...), so it was worth dropping some money on it. If you're going to handicap yourself with a tiny gun, you might as well cheat in every way you can.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Humvee Replacement

I think this is good news.  I liked the M-ATV, for the most part, and it sounds like they fixed most of my complaints with the JLTV (they didn't have one on hand when we toured the factory earlier this year, as they were doing the mentioned trials, so I'm going off word of mouth,) and it keeps some of my friends employed.  That's a pretty good win in my eyes.

VCQB With William Petty



This looks like it'll be a good one.  Good stuff for anybody that tends to be in a car with a gun, especially those in my line of work lately.

Tomorrow!

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2015 starts tomorrow! Do you know where your kilt is?