After Staying Home For 8 Months . . . .

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After Staying Home For 8 Months . . . .

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Am I getting desperate for something to do?

This morning I was going though my drawer in my reloading bench looking for a part I knew was in there when it struck me that the divider and pen rail I'd added had come lose likely 8-10 years ago and since then I'd just put up with them flopping around. I decided that today I was going to fix it so I emptied the drawer, vacuumed out the spilled powder, lint, and 'stuff' that accumulated, and checked out what I needed to do to set it right.

The fix was simple so I went up to the garage and got my pin nailer and some pliers and after hooking it up to the small air compressor I use at my bench for cleaning, I proceeded to fix the drawer. However, this time, instead of just a couple of tacks to hold them in I did a proper nail job so they'll stay put! Then, I sorted through all the junk that always accumulates in drawers and just put back the stuff I actually wanted.

The job took me all of about 20 minutes and now the drawer actually works like I want it to. So, I've got to ask. Did I fix it today because I should have 8 years ago or because I've run out of projects to do and was desperate for something, anything to do? What say you?
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Steve So far today i took apart & cleaned 3 windows & vacuumed out all the dust ( the wind finally quit howling )
cut & slit some fire wood
now you had to remind me along with my wife I have some drawers to fix, but there is always tomorrow

As for now i think i will go out with my Ruger Alaskan 454 & shoot a bunch of 45 colt out of it


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The big question is
Did you find the part you were looking for?!
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Re: After Staying Home For 8 Months . . . .

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I find that working from home, I am actually more productive than I was driving to my office every day.

So, I still haven't done all of the needed projects around here.
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GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:15 pm
The big question is
Did you find the part you were looking for?!
Yep, found it right off and realized that I actually had 2 of them!! :o That's what I get for not keeping things organized as I'd forgotten about the 1st one and stumbled upon it looking for the 2nd one I remembered. :roll: I wish I could say it's from getting old but it's not as I've been this way my whole life. Of course my wife teased me about forgetting about the first one.

But, this afternoon I got a bit of a friendly payback. She stopped by the grocery for a couple of things and snagged a big 24-pack of TP telling me that she wanted some 'back stock'. :) I took her down in the basement to the spare BR that's become our large storage area and showed her the 4ea 12-packs she'd bought over the last couple of months when it was plentiful. She'd forgotten completely about them! :oops:

Score one for the old guy!!! :lol:
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Thats good, nothing worse than looking for something you know you have but can't find!

Hey TP don't go bad- I just bought 72 rolls just in case we wind up prisoners in our own homes!
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GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:28 pm
Thats good, nothing worse than looking for something you know you have but can't find!

Hey TP don't go bad- I just bought 72 rolls just in case we wind up prisoners in our own homes!
yep! i just bought 24 rolls today, getting more tomorrow while i can. Hearing we might be heading for another lockdown if biden gets in for sure. (his name lower case on purpose! he not worth an uppercase in my book)
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ollogger wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:40 pm
. . . . . . now you had to remind me along with my wife I have some drawers to fix, but there is always tomorrow

As for now i think i will go out with my Ruger Alaskan 454 & shoot a bunch of 45 colt out of it...
:lol: That's kind of the way I approach the Honey-Do list...
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I seldom had a "honey-do" list... as my wife recognized that I had difficulty completing my own list!
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TP is already leaving the shelves here in San Antonio, I understand that Minneapolis has a shortage as well.

Just as in primers, I will not get caught without a substantial stash of either again. I can make do without TP, but I don't think my wife would like it so much and she doesn't need to have the experiences I have had.

On the bright side, I have plenty of handgun ammo loaded for everything that I shoot. The lack of drive time has motivated me to use the Dillon more frequently.
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All kidding aside, with all my wife does to support me in her own, humble way, there isn't anything she truly wants I won't move heaven and earth to get for her. She's stood by me for 47 years of marriage through everything and that makes her a saint in my book.

Besides, she hasn't complained once when I've come home with a new gun or reloading press. Even though she isn't interested in shooting that much, she's tried it with me a few times. She even has her own Ruger 10/22 I got her in 1973 right after we got married and she does consider the M1 Carbine as "her's" in a HD situation.
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.

I look at this as a Captain America moment.

You were the one guy there who could make a difference.

... And you did.

Well done, Sir.

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