Southern Man

Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekend Update, Again

No blog updates for a week? Well, it's been busy, busy, busy!

OK, not that busy. There was a lot of prep to be done at work during the week but other than that it was sufficiently cold that Southern Man spent his evenings holed up in The Trailer drinking hot cocoa and watching movies, and much of Saturday doing the same and wondering if Friday's flu shot had made him ill. Of course there was daily geocaching (but often just one a day to keep the streak alive) and Sunday was filled with church and parents and friends and then church again (singles leadership team meeting).

And it's official: airline tickets are in hand so Friday noon Southern Man heads east on a 1500-mile journey to deliver Teen Daughter The Elder's car to Maryland. Southern Man figures he can get there in forty-eight hours (by noon on Sunday) if he drives half the time. He plans to catnap at rest stops rather than stay in hotels and there will be much geocaching; this trip will add five new states to his list. And it's his first really long road trip alone and he's rather looking forward to it.

Until then it's the first week of classes, the first of which meets in a few minutes. Let the semester begin!


At Tuesday, January 15, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You live in the south. You even live in a rural area on the Land. Do you have own a gun for protection or maybe hunting or just plain entertainment? What are your thoughts on the 'GimmeDat' Party trying to oust the 2nd Amend.?

At Wednesday, January 16, 2013, Blogger Southern Man said...

It's a gun-friendly area. Most everyone has "varmint guns" - light shotguns and .22s - to deal with the occasional rabid skunk or coyote. The two cops that live in the area (and their friends) do a fair amount of target shooting. I often wake to the sound of gunfire - but, unlike, say, Chicago, the targets are usually ducks or geese. Given that these anti-2nd-Amendment rants only occur when some crazy asshole shoots people in a gun-free zone, I'm not too worried.


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