Will do. Funny, but I too wanted to say Notes from the Underground when It's Notes from Underground. There is no 'the' in the title. I actually started reading it last night but lacked the energy to get very far. Fifteen pages is all I've read so far and some of that I read more than once. I figure to read the books purchased in the order I posted. This one shan't be blazed thru; the introspection being expressed requires some thot and letting the mind taste it, in a manner of speak, as he goes about eliminating the things discussed and touched on as possible motivators. That's the best I can do, so far and I've but scratched the surface.
Hope the nap has the desired effect. If not, call the Doc.'s that you can best discuss it with in the morning and run your symptoms past them. You don't want yer binnacle being sluggish or a hitch in yer 'geta long', Pard. We need ya healthy!
It did indeed. Napped about an hour and a half. Awoke refreshed. Turned in early.
Docs are doing all they can.
Glad you got that solved. I can't speak to Blue Spruce, but here we have pecan sap and it's plenty nasty. The best thing for removing it is the same thing that nature uses, water! Most other things people try to remove it with just makes a bigger mess. May have to use some ellbow grease but it is water soluble and gentle pressure will remove it once loosened. The pecans here are sweating at present. Not fun, but not too big a deal if you don't make it worse than necessary.
The dinner you described having sounds great!
The day, it's been a memorable one, for me. Got the yard stuff tended to that was on my list early. Still hadn't loaded the 1oz loads for the Fun Shoot and wasn't inclined to switch out charge bar/bushing and powder from a time constraint perspective, so just put a shot bottle on the loader w/some reclaimed shot innit [mostly 7.5's & 8's] and loaded more ¾oz rounds to shoot for that. Got it done and we headed to the club arriving a bit later than planned but still in plenty of time to shoot. Turned out there were 40 something persons shooting the Fun Shoot! Good! Not all were playing the pot, but many did. I did. Pd. my money and sallied forth. Stuck to plan on the guns and chokes [MOD & IMOD] for the main event. It was 72 birds on the orange course, all report pairs. Shot it low gun and broke 67 scratch for 93%. That put me in the shoot off. It was late happening, so rather than staring at 2 P, it was closer to 3. Again, stuck to plan, changing guns to a Beretta 391 Super Sporting w/IMOD choke and factory AA's, thinking it would be held on a 5-stand, as it always had been. Nope, they changed it to true pairs on the orange course on station 13. Two dif. combos for four targets total. As folks got eliminated, it moved to station 12 and then 11 and then with just two of us left, it got moved to station 9 on the green course that was set with a pair of killer fast tower birds that had the humidity been higher might have left con trails. I had to shoot first, break the first target shot at and the 'link' in my gun breaks! Had my finger on the trigger and bbl. pointed up to prove it was a real malfunction. It wasn't questioned, but I didn't have a spare gun w/me and would have had to return to the clubhouse [about a mile] to get one, so ended up shooting my last pair w/a borrowed gun and broke them both, winning the event! That miss and out/shoot-off went thru 32 rounds! I had to get more shells from the truck after the first box was expended. Long story short, I got all my bait back plus enough surplus to pay for the breakfast, lunch, munchies, and a bottle of wine that the bride and her GF's consumed while I was cleaning and dismantling guns afterwards. Cleared the place w/an out-of-pocket expense of a five, rounding up a generous tip to the staff. Of course, it didn't cover the ammo cost or the new link I'll have to order, that will probably cost at least a Grant. Whot it did do, aside from stroke my ego, is validate that my vision is, in fact, much improved and that my friends, is priceless. Especially for an old goat that had been feelin' somewhat over the hill not that long ago.
Temp topped out at 84. It was warmish, but I never broke a sweat the entire day! Couldn't have been better and there were some big dogs in that shoot off that commented afterwards that they were having a good time watching me shoot. Toot toot(!); I be in tall cotton, boys. Can't wait to tell my eye Doc Tuesday when he does a routine follow-up. He will be getting the highest possible accolades from me.
I was most pleasantly surprised how well that reclaimed werked, until I remembered that it had come off the Army Bunker at Ft. Benning. Lots of almost undeformed hard Olympic games quality shot. It makes a significant difference in pattern quality.
Need to do some ketchup, see who won whot, game wise, score wise, race wise. In the same breath, thinking to fix a proper restorative and conk. I'll figure it out shortly. The day, it's been quite a long one but I'm right proud to have had it.