Saturday, August 30, 2014

BACK!!! on track

       Getting back on track. Back is finally starting to come around, life finally gave me a break and things are falling back into place. As long as I don't push it I should be fine. The older I get the longer it takes to heal up.Having trouble keeping still because its beautiful out the fish are biting, bow seasons a week away and the garden looks like hell. If I wasn't blessed with great neighbors my grass would be 2 feet high. However I gonna stay on the porch drink a beer and take in the scenery. Y'all keep Living The Dream...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Im running low on beer money (vulgar rant)

This has been a week worth forgetting back went out last Sunday no big deal 3 to 4 days and ill be back in action so I skip work Monday get my man Benny to cover for me. I'm feeling better so I go in Tuesday to get paperwork done then leave a little early. Tuesday night I get a call from work water pipe is busted. I drag my ass in there shut it down, fine the leak and leave it for the next day since my is back starting to come around. Wake up Wednesday morning and can't move fuck!!!! now what. I leave it to Benny and stay home. I get up Thursday still feeling like shit and head to work got a couple of meetings and have to sign up for health benefits, then head for home. On my way home front tire goes flat, I pull in gas station use my last 4 quarters to get air and realize I'm almost on E, yeah! me.So put gas in and have to hit the atm machine to get cash to get change for air. Then the asshat behind the counter wants to give me shit for changing a fucking twenty. So I get air and get the fuck home before I beat someone. Friday I wake up feeling somewhat better and take the ole wife to Mr Tire to put some new tread on her suv since we blew one out on 95 coming back from down south. I had a appointment for 2pm and these fuckers take 3 hours to put on four tires then chip the wife's  rims all to hell. I let her talk to them so I don't blow a gasket and beat someone with my cane. She argues with the manager and get corporate involved, now they are saying we have no proof and it was old damage but because of our blow out I got pictures we will see how this ends. Friday night I call some friends over we take my tire off and then get drunk because beer. I get online that night and reserve a 24' truck from budget with a lift gate for a job Saturday, it was scheduled for pick up in Glen Burnie. That morning I get a call saying they don't have the truck in GB I need to go to the 25th street in Baltimore to pick one up. So I get the wife to run me up to the hood to get a truck and when I go in Guy  tells me he doesn't have one there that its in GB. Now back to GB I finally get the truck 2 hours later while I have 3 guys on the clock just waiting for a truck. I will commend myself at this point I am just laughing cause there is shit a lot more important in this world, but really. The job goes well, if late and I drag my hurting ass back home to some pain killers and ibuprofin. This morning I grab the bad tire and get the wife to take me to work figuring I would fix my tire here. I start up the compressor and it locks up tight no air, no fixed tire and my back is still fucked up. Can a mother fucker catch a break or what. This week has got to get better I'm running low on beer money.

Monday, August 18, 2014

If your gonna be dumb....

Had a great weekend despite my back going out on Thursday.  I have been pushing hard at work and side work trying to get projects done so I can spend more time chasing fish and whitetails, and I ignored the signals my bad back was sending. So finally 2 days off in a row and I spend one of them being still in my chair watching boats go by because I pushed to hard. On the bright side I was near the beer fridge and some rest never hurts even if my back did. On Saturday I crawled out of bed stiff but not in pain and having planned our trip wading the upper Potomac I figured as long as I moved slow I would be fine. The fishing was excellent even in my condition I managed to catch 6 smallmouth bass including the biggest of the day a 16" beauty. As always an excellent time with good friends and family. My nephew and great nephew showing up the older guys with the most fish caught. I was up early Sunday and headed back to work feeling pretty good. It was not a very busy day and I was looking forward to getting off early and putting the kayak in for some evening fishing. At 2pm I took the top off a toilet to fix a flapper and about fell to the ground, felt like someone stabbed me in my spine. I had slide down the walls to get back to my shop. So I have spent most of Monday in and out of sleep because muscle relaxers and pain meds make me loopy. I'm old hat at this having hurt my back at 19 and surgery at 27 used to live by don't be skeerd not very smart, you would think I would listen to what my body tells me by now. But like my pops used to tell me if your gonna be dumb you better be tough. Hopefully I will be able to make work tomorrow with help of a cane since I don't have sick days with new company and can't afford to miss pay. Probably should have rested Saturday but what fun would that be.
695 flooded from 10" of rain earlier in the week

Passed here on way home need to get back up been along time since I toured around here

potomac down river of shepards town wv

super moon from early august

Monday, August 11, 2014

my new polymer 80 project

I just picked up a new project, not that I don't have enough to do in this world. I guess I have gotten envious of everyone's pretty black guns and wanted one for my own and since my budget is small and my gun cabinet is pretty full the only way to justify it in my mind was to build part of one so I went and got a polymer80 80% lower to see what kind of damage I can do. My goal is to take a total novice (ME!) and see what I can scrap together cheap. Then see if it works. Now all you tactical guys don,t get your panties in a bunch I'm just having fun not trying to quell an uprising or shoot zombies. Sometimes I just like to try new stuff and what better way to learn the AR platform than to put one together. Wish me luck.

 Bought the kit at Ares Armour it was delivered 3 days after I bought it wasn't expecting it so soon. It will probably take me the rest of the year to finish it the way I been going but I am not in a rush and maybe if this goes well I will hit it up with an aluminum lower next. Now time to dust off the drill press.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Light Tackle Kayak Trolling The Chesapeake (Reveiw)

In the midst of all my busyness this summer I still found time to get in some reading (mostly locked in the can the only place I get peace). I just finished reading Light Tackle Kayak Trolling The Chesapeake.  Its not often that a good fisherman gives up their secrets and rare they put it in print. This was a great short summer read about a topic I am very passionate about. It was nice to get another anglers view on something I do often and a chance to see his methods and madness .This book is a how to for the beginner and veteran alike I know it will help me tune up my presentation. So if you are interested in kayak trolling even if you chase fish other than Stripers I would highly recommend this book.
Pick it up on Amazon