Walk With God
I bought a new Bible, mine disappeared in the flood. It survived the flood itself but I can’t find it anywhere. It may have been accidentally tossed out or, most likely, it is packed away somewhere and will show up when we finish rebuilding and move back downstairs. To be honest, I do most of my reading electronically but sometimes it helps to have a real book in your hands. On top of that it is a study Bible with plenty of notes to help me understand and focus on learning. I also purchased a study guide for the book of Job. Given many of the circumstances I thought it would be good to understand this particular book of the Bible a little better.
Finished another round of praying for my neighbors having prayed for 100 of my closest neighbors by name. Attended church and lead Sunday school except when I was sick on Sunday.
I purchased a 50 rubber bullets an the associated cartridge cases. Loaded with primers but no powder these are safe to shoot indoors (except for the fumes) and won’t damage walls and such. If they work OK, I might set up a range somewhere in the house (that is well ventilated).
Found a deal on 350 rounds of .38 Special ammunition. It was on sale for less than most ball ammo but it is loaded with semi-jacketed hollow points so it could actually double as self-defense ammunition if need be.
I also picked up 100 rounds of .22 LR, 20 rounds of .308 hunting ammunition.
I picked up the latest edition of the Hornady reloading handbook. There is a lot more data on 300 Blackout in this one and as I start to reload this caliber that will be very helpful.
I made it out to the range time for Wonderful Wife, my mom and son for some much needed practice.
And, yes, I bought another gun. I have been wanting a Ruger American Rimfire chambered in .22 Long Rifle for quite a while and came across a smokin’ deal. It does not have the threaded barrel I was hoping to get but I am willing to trade thta for $100 off any day. I think I will take it to the range at least once before I add a scope to it. Just to see how I do with open sights. I did go ahead and pick up the weaver mounts and scope rings as I am definitely planning on mounting a scope on this little guy. It will probably be the rimfire version of the Vortex Crossfire II that I have on the .308 and 7.62×39 versions of this gun.
During a recent trip to the northeast I discovered my work backpack and travel kit were was missing quite a few items. I ordered the items online from Amazon and they were waiting for me when I returned home so I am now resupplied!
As part of a monthly subscription Wonderful Wife gave me for Christmas I now have a RATS tourniquet to add to my EDC bag…once I learn to use it properly. The subscription also included a nice little neck knife that sits flat against my chest and can be either a supplement for my daily carry or a replacement in restricted areas.
I usually group this kind of thing in Supplies/Gear or Self Defense but I think in some cases this deserves its own section. We are replacing all the door knobs and hardware downstairs that was lost in the flood. So, Wonderful Wife has seen this as an opportunity to update the look of the house and we are replacing them all through the house. Since we are replacing things anyway I decided to take the opportunity to make a few upgrades. I have already replaced the lock on the front door replacing it with a new WiFi enabled model with a keypad. I also replaced the standard knob on my office door with a key lock.
While I understand there are potential risks associated with door locks that are connected to WiFi there are also a number of advantages that I think are worth the risk. With the (re)construction going on in the house I can unlock doors remotely or even set up limited access codes for contractors. I can also check and make sure that the doors are locked even if I am away from the house. If someone forgets to lock a door I can do so remotely. The new lock has a chime on it alerting me if the door is opened and an alarm if someone is trying to break it. I made sure to buy one that is compatible with the new alarm system I am looking into purchasing as soon as the (re)construction is finished. At that point, the alerts will go to the company monitoring the alarm as well as my phone.
I keep a lot of stuff in my office that little fingers shouldn’t get into. Reloading equipment and supplies, firearms, ammunition, knives, and all sorts of other gear and of which could be hazardous for little ones who get in. Up until now, I relied on keeping a close eye on my grand kids when they were over and a “childproof” door knob cover to keep them safe. As they get older, more independent and more numerous I decided to go ahead and put a key lock on my office door to help ensure their safety and my peace of mind.
Our money has been going into home repairs and the savings is going down…
This is the area I am failing in the most. My diet is abysmal and I have not been exercising at all for quite some time. I NEED TO FOCUS ON THIS!
I am not sure of the correct category but as I have aged I have noticed my eyesight beginning to fail (again). Given our family history of cataracts and glaucoma it was well past time for an eye exam. While there are some early signs of cataracts it is too early to do anything about them. I have another appointment in six months to check the rate of growth.
That’s it for me. That’s what I prepped this week. How about you? What did you Prep this week?
Take care and God Bless