I started out today with a short dawg walk, and a trip out to The Winter Palace for some archery and snow bank coffee. It's starting to warm up again, thank the Lord. I am just sick of winter and snow.
The pot on that Jet Boil camp stove (approved and endorsed by internet celebrities and outdoor authorities like WL Emery and M) - holds about a quart and a half of water.
I had to pack it full of snow, and then add about two packed double handfuls of snow
just to fill it with melted water. One forgets how much snow it takes to make a pot of coffee...
So far today I've met about six women. Every single one of them had to make a big show about about social distancing, and then talk my ear off about how they are doing it and how it is impacting their lives. They all talked about the brave sacrifices they are making in locking down … and every single one of them talked about how they had some friend or relative that had to be scolded to make them obey the lockdown and quarantine procedures. Then they confidentially remarked about how they are getting around the lockdowns themselves, for - you know - the important stuff like chiro-quack appointments, veterinary visits for their pets, or some other essential service they must have, HAR HAR HAR HAR!!! Every single one!!! Of course, I was there only to listen so I just said 'yep' and 'uh-huh' and 'absolutely!' when they paused long enough to make sure I was listening. You aren't gonna convince them of anything.
Queen Mary was the last to gabble my ear off while I was out there to shoot at King Peter's butt, HAR HAR HAR!!! After she was gone I prayed to my Maker to look out for her and the other feather-headed clucks that are being sucked into this thing... and give me some success with the pointy sticks and the job search. I did have an odd run of luck at the butts today, if that means anything.