Antique Armoire…

The B&B I stayed at on the last trip is in an old commercial building built in the 1800s, so there aren’t any closets…

But my room did have an old armoire in it…

Armoire 4

I ‘think’ this one was a business man’s armoire, due to the layout…

Armoire 3

It’s set up a little differently than the ones we have down at the old home place, and has labels for each space (hence the man’s armoire)Armoire 1

I can’t even guess when it was made, but obviously after the turn of th 19th century, due to the painted metal labels and coin tray in the door.

Armoire 2Thankfully I didn’t need either of those blankets, but it’s kinda funny that they stored them there (just like hotels throw them in the closets).

For it’s age, it’s in pretty good shape, and it did the job!

Why Grandpa carries a gun…

The quintessential reason why Grandpa carries a gun.

My old Grandpa said to me, ‘Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin’.’

I don’t carry a gun to kill people; I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don’t carry a gun to scare people; I carry a gun because sometimes this World can be a scary place.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid; I carry a gun because there are real threats in the World.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil; I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the World.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government; I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry; I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone; I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m a cowboy; I carry a gun because, when I die and go to Heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man; I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate; I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don’t carry a gun because I love it; I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police protection is an oxymoron: Free citizens must protect themselves because police do not protect you from crime; they just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin’!



I needz it…


I’m STILL trying to figure out how we end up with one day off and get five days behind!!!

Short weeks suck!

But I’m planning (weather cooperating) on getting to the range this weekend, I found some Eley subsonic and I want to go see if it works as advertized…

I hope y’alls week has gone better than mine, and I hope y’all have a great weekend, wherever you may be!


Strange things found in the back of the cabinet…

Anybody remember these?

Back in the day

Aluminium travel cups that somehow migrated into the house and became the ‘kids’ cups…

And how many of us old farts had one of these?

Back in the day transistor radio

It’s a Sony no less! And I seem to remember it cost something like $4 bucks… AM only…

The Grey Man…

A question for my readers…

TGM Book front

I’m investigating the possibility of doing an audiobook version.  Would y’all be interested in something like that?

No, I’m not going to read it, I’d put everybody to sleep. I’m looking at using a professional. :-)

Sales are a couple a day, so I’m wondering if it’s even fiscally viable to go down this road.

Your thoughts/recommendations please!

Back in battery…


Phlegm and Lawdog, hosted a little get together out at their place this weekend. The usual suspects were sighted including AEPilot Jim, Evyl Robot Michael, Jennifer, JPG, Matt G and his lady, Peter and Miss D., Wally and his lady, Rabbit (frequent commenter) and his lady.

There was FOOD! :-) And munchies, and goodies, and…


GUMBO! Shrimp and sausage (thanks Peter) gumbo, south Louisiana style (yes it had okra in it). Various beverages washed it down, including a little ‘treat’ Peter brought called moonshine cherries.  Those things are deadly!  Soaked in moonshine, they DEFINITELY have a kick! :-) Thankfully most of us were within walking distance of our beds…LOL

And it’s no wonder Dachshunds had a reputation of (and were bred for) going after badgers in their dens…


She took it in her doggie mind that the chew toy was HERS!  And she wouldn’t let go including hanging in the air for 30-45 seconds more than once. And growling/yipping and trying to shake Lawdog off…

Sadly these always end too soon, but great conversations took place along with the good food and quite a bit of hilarity… :-)

At least I’m now recharged and ready to go back to the salt mine!  Thanks folks, it was  a great time!!!

Husar’s Laws, part 2…

And more…

  • The sooner you start to fall behind, the more time you will have to catch up.
  • War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.
  • Husar’s Law of Poker: a Smith & Wesson beats four aces.
  • Husar’s Law of Guns: it is better to have a gun and not need one than to need a gun and not have one.
  • You can get more with a kind word and a gun that you can get with a kind word.
  • It’s not whether you win or lose that counts, but who gets the blame.
  • When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.
  • The optimum committee has no members.
  • Nothing is ever accomplished by committee unless it consists of three members, one of whom happens to be sick and the other absent.
  • Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
  • Many receive advice, few profit from it.
  • Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
  • Hiring consultants to conduct studies can be an excellent means to turn problems into gold – your problems into their gold.
  • Auditors always reject any expense account with a bottom line divisible by 5 or 10.
  • Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork?
  • The race is not always to the swift or the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet.
  • If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.
  • Most projects start out slowly – and then sort of taper off.
  • Help strikes again.
  • No matter what goes wrong, there will always be somebody who knew it would.


Got distracted trying to follow the multiple conversations and discussions and lack of sleep, mea culpa for not getting something up this morning.  Taking some down time with friends and pretty much ignoring the intarwebz…

Ice cream machine will be back in operation tomorrow…

CCI Quiet-22

Picked up a couple of boxes of this at the local gun store…

quiet 22


  • Ultra-quiet plinking round in 22-caliber LR rifles
  • 75% reduction in perceived noise of standard velocity .22 LR
  • Standard CCI .22 LR case
  • Excellent accuracy and low velocity (710 feet per second)
  • Better performance than an air rifle with similar noise levels
  • No hearing protection required
  • Great for backyard plinking and introducing youth to the shooting sports
  • Ideal for legal shooting areas where noise may be a concern

From the CCI page HERE.

Make no mistake, it IS Q U I E T…

The downside, it won’t cycle a semi-auto pistol or rifle…

But I do happen to have a bolt gun it works fine in. I even tried it with the can on both the pistol and the rifle, and it still wouldn’t cycle (but the loudest ‘noise’ was the action).  My ‘guess’ is this is designed to be used in an unsuppressed .22 rifle or a .22 revolver.

I’m going to hang onto a couple of boxes just for the heck of it…

The only one I know that is truly subsonic and will reliably cycle both semi-auto pistols and rifles is Eley subsonic (caveat- the rounds actually STAY subsonic out of the rifle barrel with a suppressor).  We tried a few rounds of Remington subsonic, but the additional back pressure generated by the suppressor actually cause three out of five to crack (go supersonic) out of the barrel.

The problem with Eley subsonic is being able to FIND any… sigh


Road trippin’…

Taking a weekend off and getting the @#$*$^ out of NOVA for a few days…

Go read the folks on the sidebar.

I found a couple of pics for your ‘enjoyment’!

Family of guns

I would question the ‘order’… But… :-) And the bumpersnicker says it all…

Especially if he’s trying to ‘feed’ that family! That ain’t cheap!

And one more that I COMPLETELY agree with!!!

I hate 66


Yep, that says it all…

Hope y’all have a great weekend!!!