This was a very mixed week for us.
My walk with God and my efforts to get in shape suffered. I only exercised, read the Bible and spent time with God three times this week. I had several sodas this week and consumed quite a few sweets. Between my schedule and the time Wonderful Wife is having to put in at work as part of the buy out we did’t do our joint devotional at all this week.
On the other hand, I was very productive from a self-defense perspective. I made it out to the range for a bit this week. I was able to test my 9mm reloads which seemed to they work just fine. This was my first time shooting with the new Tijicon front sight on the Ruger LCR and the front and rear Trijicon sights on my new Glock 43. It took some time to get used to the new Trijicon front sight on the LCR but I was able to dial it in after a few dozen rounds. The Trijicon sights on the new G42 were easy to get used to and really nice to use. I may add those to all my Glocks here before long. The new Glock 43 came with aftermarket springs installed. I will probably put the originals back in. The lighter trigger is great but under stress I think it might be too light. Even under low stress conditions at the range it surprised me a couple of times.
I de-primed and cleaned all the brass I used during the range session and it is ready to be reloaded. I picked up some reloading supplies to help that process along including primers and bullets. The bullets are lead Hollow-Based Wad Cutters (HBWC) from Hornady. It will be interesting to see how well they work. While I was out and about on a customer call I also happened across some CCI MiniMags in .22 LR so I picked up a couple of boxes. I rarely see these in stores anymore so I pick them up whenever I do.
The garden is going well and we harvested our first tomato. A single cherry tomato… 🙂
There are quite a few more coming in behind that one. The peppers should really have been started earlier and could use more sun. The squash was planted too closely but, hopefully, we’ll at least get a few before the cold sets in. It’s time to rotate canned goods from the emergency pantry into the main pantry but that will have to wait until next week.
Our finances have taken a bit of a hit as well in the last few weeks. We loaned money to a couple of family members who ran into unplanned expenditures which means our savings took a hit. I am sure they will pay us back eventually but it will be a little at a time over the next year or so. I closed and cashed out a stock option account from a previous employer. When that money comes in I will roll it into a retirement account. I also received a dividend on another stock option account I have from a different previous employer. I requested a check for it as well but I haven’t decided where to invest it yet. It may go into savings or some sort of hard asset.
Well, that’s it for me. That’s what I prepped this week. How about you? What did you prep this week?