Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Thanks FedEx!

It's cool, drive all over my yard.


I tossed the GoPro in the window for a bit (something is stealing seed out of the birdfeeder, I'm curious) and when I came back in from the garage there were some tire tracks all over the wet sand from the well.  Jerk.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Chaos in the land

Or in the G&C House.  Window guy is coming tomorrow to install new windows through the entire house, including knocking out a giant hole in the living room to place an 11' bay window (it's for the cats, I swear.)  Downside is they only do installs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which happen to be when I have overnight shifts... oops.

In not so great news, made an appointment to take the truck in, the spot where the drive-shaft and the rear differential meet up decided it wanted to take a break from its duties of keeping all the fluid inside the rear diff.. yay.  The shop I like is also apparently the shop everybody likes, so it'll be a week before they can get it in to look at. In the meantime we'll just keep the fluid topped off and keep trips short.

On a more positive note, more seriously looking at getting a dog.  Seems there's a Swedish Vallhund at the local humane society, and who doesn't like little Viking dogs?

ETA: Too rainy and gross out. Windows will have to wait a couple days...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Positive Thoughts Are Appreciated

Manda (Household 6) has been having a rough couple of months, mostly just some bad luck and horrible timing of things, but yesterday morning her grandmother passed away.  We'll be heading up north for the services this weekend.

Blogging may continue to be a little light in the meantime, but good vibes directed towards her would be great.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Almost Summer?

Broke 70 today, so we threw on some sandals, lit some charcoal, and tossed the ball around this afternoon.

One of my local favorite seasonals is also out again, just another sign that summer is just around the corner.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


How do people without trucks own houses?

1,876lbs of pavers and a little spruce tree.  Didn't even feel it driving home, not bad for an F150.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Browncoat Kilts!

What an inopportune time to have far too low of a bank account.

AltKilt is holding a sale on their "Browncoat Uniform Kilt", which is a pretty shiny look methinks.  Good chance to get a higher end modern kilt if you've been wanting one.

Operator Jenga

Equipment Operators that is.

Time Off

Of course winter returns when I finally have some. So hot coffee and light reading before game store geekery this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


To go with the snow yesterday...

I try not to complain about weather too much, and snow in April is not that abnormal for Wisconsin, but single digit temps this late are.

Monday, April 14, 2014

I'm Certifiable!

At least in the state of Wisconsin.

Friday we had our final day of class, and officially graduated from the state Basic Law Enforcement Academy program.  So... I now have some free time again, and will be transitioning to a "real" cop job.  Hooray me!

Go Home Winter

You're drunk. It's the middle of April...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

That was a first.

Never had an Army range shut down due to lightning striking the 150m target and shorting out the entire computer system before. Pretty crazy.

Apparently one of the medics got the strike on video, gonna try to track it down.

ETA: Still from said vid. Neat.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Apparently the sun was in just the right spot to give my GoPro a "unicorn filter."

Oh well.  Anywho, target was a chunk of drywall at 50 yards, so I'm not going to complain too much about a couple misses in there.  Do need to get my hands on a sight pusher one of these days though, was shooting just a touch left.

All in all, it was a good way to burn off the afternoon.