Monday, May 26, 2014

You know you're an engineer nerd when....

When the roof closing at Miller Park is as cool to watch as the game.

That's right, our park is a convertable.
Not bad seats at all. Thanks IAVA and the USO of Wisconsin!
Beer in the shade of Miller Park is only right to kick off summer and remember those who gave.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Long Walks

Do wonders for crate training. A bit over an hour with no whimpers or nothin'!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Gunnar turned out to be more puppy than they thought, so he's been sucking up lots of time... not in a bad way, just a tiring way.  I also had 6 straight days of Guard stuff, most of which was in the field at McCoy, so limited comms, etc (although I did push a lot of dirt, both with bulldozers and explosives.)  AT starts in about a week and a half too, so more down time from here. Apologies and all that (but hopefully entertaining pictures maybe.)

In positive news, if you're at the newsstand, you should check out Combat Handguns, and look for a familiar name popping up in regards to a photo in a product highlight.  Pretty cool that I can claim being a "published photographer" or something like that!

Speaking of photos, I need to get back on that horse; and speaking of photos and horses, that should be my next photo project.

It's a pony, and it spins!

The new bay window should be a good place to get plenty of light in a pretty controlled environment.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


For silly reasons, namely semi-auto 30-06.

Originally announced at SHOT in 2013 (I think) they're saying it should be in production this year.

Sunday, May 4, 2014


The yard is complete. Fence, some gardens, and a dog.
Some how we beat the odds, and were lucky enough to give this little guy (all 17 pound of him) a new home.

We had a 'dog hammock' thing in the backseat for the ride home... nope, gonna ride home up front!


He ran full tilt sprints in the back yard, went for a nice walk, and now he's passed out on the couch.

The cats hate us, which was expected, but hopefully they get over it.  They've gotten progressively braver, but Gunnar wants to chase them and play, which they're not fans of yet.

Friday, May 2, 2014


The contractors finished up their end of things today, and we started mudding the drywall and staining the giant window. Busy weekend ahead!

Oh yeah... we're also getting a dog on Sunday...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Big Hole

So the living is kind of turning into a "four-season porch."

Need... More... Coffee.......

Coming off two nights of 11pm-7am shifts, and (fingers crossed) the window guys get to the house around the same time I do.  Regardless of noise, I doubt I could sleep with a couple strange guys wandering around the house, so I'll just be powering through the day.  Awesome sauce.

Also of note, it's currently 37F outside... happy May!

In cool gun related news, there's a company making steel mag catches for M&P pistols.  The OEM part can be kind of slick and blends almost too well with the frame of the gun.  I stippled mine when I did the rest of the frame, but I am liking the idea of their offering the more I think about it. The serrations look nice and sharp, giving you a good grip in the right direction, while providing a good contrast to the rest of the frame texture.  Might be a worthwhile upgrade for $27.  Offered in both standard and extended versions.