Archive for February, 2006

Planting

Today was spent in the yard again. I spent most of the day planting over 100 things. I am not sure if they are going to actually grow but I thought I would give it a try since the goal this year is to have everything from seeds. It seems like the rain is less and less but it is still really cold. During the day I notice it is a bit warmer than has been over the last few months but not much. The boys really enjoy the no the rain though…they can actually go out in the backyard and hang out for a while. It is also nice not to have all the mud inside. It is impossible around here to keep the floors clean but I am coming to terms with that I suppose.
Having D home is really nice. We have finally settled back in and everything seems normal again. Well for a little while at least. We have several more years of this so who know how it is really going to be

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Out with the old in with the New

The pond is officially working again! The gardens are cleaned out and we decided on wildflowers. We bought several boxes of wildflower seeds and through them all over the place. Now if the grow or not is yet to be seen! We noticed this morning that the house next door is for sale. We had no idea they were planning to sell but then we don’t really talk that much. Everyone is this area just sort keeps to themselves and so it was really kind of a shock to see the for sale sing this morning. D went over and talked to them just see why they were selling and it seems they have a bid on a larger piece of property and so they are selling. We are VERY excited to see if they get what they are asking. Of course we hope they do because that would be good news for us. We have owned our house for less than a year and the value has already gone way up!
It will be interesting to see who we get for neighbors when they sell. While I would like having someone more social it could also end up being some asshole that moves in. While as it is now people around here aren’t very social at all they at least are pretty cool. We don’t really have any problems at all on our cul-de-sac and would like to keep it that way!

Spring is here

We spent today outside for first time in months. It so nice being outside even if was a little cold. It was warmer than it has been in a very long time. We cleared out the whole big garden in front for replanting. It didn’t take that long really but we haven’t worked in the yard like for a while and we were both really tired by the time we had cleared away all that old mulch. We did have fun doing it though. After that we just took it easy….I made dinner and we watched a movie. We aren’t sure what we want to do outside this year. Last year we moved here late in the year and so we bought a lot of potted plants and planted them. I did grow some of our garden from seeds but most we just bought. I think it would be fun this year to grow everything from seed/bulb. I lots of sunflower seeds and African daisy which we both love!
Tomorrow we are going back out to clean out the pond and getting up and running again. We miss the fountain and we also want to clear out that garden area and then decide just what we want to do out there.

I shot the Lady

We woke up pretty late today and decided to eat, shower and take off for the range. It is pretty far from home so we wanted to get there before it got to busy and we couldn’t get in. We made the drive and after trying to fine a place to park we were relieved that they had two lanes available for us. We paid and set up and were ready to go. I had D shoot it first so I could see just what I was in for. We are not really familiar with revolvers and I had a pretty good idea it was going to be different than shooting the Glocks we own. So he shot it first and ended up with a little nick on right hand. It jumped a little and his had hit the barrel release thing. It wasn’t a big deal. I didn’t have that problem because of being left handed we hold it differently. It was very hard for me to shoot at first. I had 125g and 130g both were giving me hell. D ended up buying a few other things from the range and we tried those out but in the end I decided to stick with the 130’s. I was a little discouraged when I started because while I was hitting the target at 15 feet I was all over the place. I am happy to say that after almost 100 rounds and one nice fat blister things were improving. After getting over some the excitement and getting a feel for it in my hands I started to improve…enough to defend myself for sure. I am hoping we can go back next weekend to the indoor but if not at least to the local outdoor range. I need just a little more practice and I will master it!

It was about time…

After all the confusion with trying to buy the LS we decided that it might be better to just shop elsewhere. We knew there was going to be some travel involved because there is really only one place locally to shop and well we had already dealt with them enough. So yesterday D got home from work pretty early and called around a while yesterday and finally found a place about 40 miles away that had what I wanted. He called the right people to verify that there wouldn’t be a problem with me just buying it in my name so soon after all the confusion with him buying it. We got the ok and set out for a short road trip. It took a little while to find the place. We called them a few times for better directions but they weren’t much help in that department. Finally after driving around for a while we were able to find it. The whole took about 30 minutes and the longest part was filling out the paperwork. I felt certain that it would be delayed but the dealer made the call and it was a PROCEED! Much to my joy we were able to actually walk out the door with the LS this time. This proves that where you buy is just as important as what you buy. So after all the BS with the other place I finally had my Lady Smith!
This afternoon we went out and found the correct holster. We weren’t sure if this was going to be an easy task considering I’m left handed. It ended up we found it rather easily and now I am all set! D is home tomorrow so we plan to go to an indoor range and try it out for the first time!

No Lady

D made it home safely yesterday and of course at the top of our list of things to do was to go pick up the Lady! I patiently waited at home for him to finish up at work and come to pick me up so we could head out to get it. He wanted to change and spent a little while with the boys then we were on our way. I had no idea of the disappointment that would follow. We arrived knowing it would be to late to hit the range by the time we were done in the store but having ever intention of being able to go tomorrow as soon as D was done with work.
Unfortunately due to incompetent help at the Sportsman’s Warehouse we would not be leaving with the Lady! They had not properly provided the information that is required for the background check on our original visit with which had prompted a result of delayed. When we spoke with them yesterday we discovered that we had been lied to by an employee and that while we could legally leave with the Lady Smith a Proceed reply had not yet come back from NICS. Being the responsible people that we are we decided that it would not be wise to actual take the Lady Smith even though legally we were able to. Now what? I’m not sure…they (the store) really seem to not have a clue what they are doing and can’t really give and good solid answers. Maybe it is time to shop some where else?

The right thing to do

I didn’t actually see the sentencing but when I turned on the TV this morning they were talking about the decision that the judge made about sentencing Cody Posey as a juvenile. I believe that with so many people supporting Cody from his own community, jurors and the general public the judge really had no choice. I’m not sure if he made this decision because he feels it is right or because he will soon be up for re-election however, I agree with it and think it was the right thing to do. This boy isn’t a career criminal and he deserve the opportunity to get the help he needs to be productive in society. I know so many people disagree with this. As for me I am pleased.
There are repeat offenders of unspeakable crimes who do less than 7 years and so to send a child to prison for the rest of his life….that seems like a crime. There is a difference between people who kill at random or for personal gain and people who kill to save their own life. Cody made some bad choices…but who hasn’t? We all have things( probably not murder) big or small that we can look back on in our minds and know that we could have handle those thing differently if not better had we thought them through. However, the difference is chances are the things we think about took place in our adult life not when we were children

The Best Part

The best part of today was the phone call I received. D is going to be home soon and best of all to stay for a little while. At least more than a few just a few days. It will be nice to live our somewhat normal life again as we know it. I am really excited for him to be home just for the fact he will be here with us. I am also excited because as soon as he arrives we will be able to pick up the Lady Smith. Of course he won’t be able to actually hand it over to me until we legally transfer it into my name but that shouldn’t take long and in the meantime I will still be able to shoot it at the range. I have been reading stuff online about thw LS and apparently people who own them (primarily females) really love it!

Last night I went to church with Tonya. It was….different. A different experience but everyone was really nice. I was a little confused about some of the things that actually went on but it was interesting and I did enjoy going. I’m not sure I will be going back anytime soon. Her family spends a lot of time going there. They go like three times a week or more. I’m not sure how people find that kind of time but it is their faith and I do respect that.

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