Got me a new tree stand. Can't complain about the price, found it rotting in the woods. All of the nuts and bolts are seized up(Gaum does not apply here, silly Flatlander's) and the canvas foot loops were dry rotted. It's a two peice climbing stand. This is the before picture, when it's been rebuilt, I'll show it. I thought it was an old refurbished one, then I noticed the wood was stamped Warren Sweat with a Deer Head Logo. Me and Ray were loking for a tree stand when we found it. We managed to find the other, but, that's another story
Well unless you live under a rock you know Bob Woodruff of ABC was put in bad shape by an IED(wich is an Improvised Explosive Device, a Co worker asked me today). He was riding in an Iraqi Armored Personell Carrier. I'm assuming an M113, but you know about assumming. It makes an Ass out of you and me. Of course there was a Camera Man which was wounded. Both were sent to Landstuhl Germany, a place I hope me and mine never have to see. There was an Iraqi in the vehicle that was evacuated(The OD in me wants to say EVAC) along with them. Well, the Newsies are all Bob and Camera Man. Somewhat understandable, he's gotten to be a big man. Bareley a mention of the Iraqi with them. Why? Is it because he's a Soldier or just a Soldier of the Tar Baby? You can call me sensative, but, if they are going to talk about it so much, then mention the other guy too. Anyway, I hope they all turn out fine.
Speaking of Sensative...I broke a nail
Me and Jello Boy refinished a Shotgun this weekend. Atleast we did the metal and plastic portions using Duracoat in Gun Blue. It worked rather well, but, the stuff got on my fingers and I havn't qiute gotten it all off. Actone took some of it off of my nails, wich made them brittle and one broke this morning. The stuff is wearing off slowly so, if it does this well on my fingers it ought to do well on a Gun. Basically two teaspoons of the stuff covered a Breech Loading Single Shot Shotgun. We're also going to redo my Grandaddy's old Muzzle Loader and a .410 Shotgun of JB's.
Under A Rock
I found myself living under a rock this last week. I have a cousin, wich despite his many shortcomings, I'm fond of, fighting for his life the other night and the whole town talking about it. I didn't know a thing. I once called him "The Origanal Man of Constant Sorrow". Because with all of his troubles, wich have mainly been brought on by himself, he will still meet you on that Golden Shore. That and he's got a Heart the size of any of these Mountains. A fellar was over at his house and somehow started some trouble, wich my cousin proceeded to show him the door. The fellar grabbed a Claw Hammer and lit into him with it. God has alway's giving him the opportunity to defend himself. They scuffled and my cousin grabbed a Fire Place Poker and was able to get a lick in on this fellar. Everything is fuzzy, I don't know who called the Law, but, my Cousin had the claw's stuck into the back of his head when the Law showed up. He's doing OK. I found out about it through an Aunt on the other side of the Family. She asked me his condition and I had no idea what she was talking about. I had missed the News the last two day's. It turns out my mother called my Cell Phone and left a message wich doesn't exsist. Heck, I get all of the "I have a lightbulb burned out" calls, but a serious one? Thanks Verizon.
Several versions of the story exsist. About the only thing they get right is the hammer.
Appalachain Intellectual...just another Red Blooded Fairtax Believing, Gun Owning, Libertarian Hunter