matt | September 20, 2008
There's not much progress on the gaming front. Folks were initially interested, but for the most part, weren't interested enough to join the mailing list which I'm using to coordinate the game. Of course, these things can't be pushed, so I'm just going to let it ride. Whatever happens, happens.
I did, however, score a copy of D20 Call of Cthulhu, which is my favorite generic D20 rules set.
The garden is mostly winding down. The frost is seeing to the end of the tomatoes. I'm also helping out the in-laws. See, they've been focusing on getting the garage done before the snow flies, so they've kind of been leaving their garden by the wayside. I've been grabbing their tomatoes and corn and jarring and freezing it, respectively. Tomorrow will likely see the end of that, as the frost is moving in. The last thing to come up will be potatoes, and there is no rush on that.
The kittens are now all spayed and neutered. They came through it just fine, and are behaving as if nothing happend – though Socks smells like hippies. See, she stayed overnight at the vets for observation (their standard procedure) and got a complementary bath in the morning. They must have used some patchouli shampoo, because she reeks of it.
Liz and I finished our hunting safety class. Liz already had taken it about 15 years ago, but her dad lost the certificate. It doesn't matter for New York state, because they have it all computerized – you can get your hunting license online. The problem is that when you go out of state, you need to show the safety certificate in order to get a license in that state. A New York license doesn't count.
So, we took the class together. 10 hours of a mix of common sense and stuff I already know (in some cases, better than the instructors..) Still, we got to follow a fake blood trail, and that was cool, because that's the stuff I don't know – how to actually hunt. Luckily, I'll go out with Liz and her Dad and will learn stuff. However, except for rabbits, I probably won't do any of that this year. The freezer is full and anything more would just be wasteful.
I also will likely join the range, as it is only about 5 minutes away. they have an indoor range, and while they don't allow rapid fire indoors, they do allow use of jacketed ammo, which is the real health concern.
I also got one of those funky adjustable ladders which can climb stairs, be a stepladder, or be an extension ladder. Should come in handy, and it's better than the kind of rickety old wooden ladder that I've been using.