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  • And now, a math problem.
    • Each bag of gravel from BIGBOXHARDWARE contains half a cubic foot of gravel and weighs 50 pounds.
    • DaddyBear needs to cover a 10 foot by 30 foot basement walkout area with two inches of gravel.
    • Additionally, he needs four bags of gravel for a sidewalk section, one for each of the basement window wells, and one for a patch of dirt he just doesn’t want to mess with.
    • How many bags of gravel must DaddyBear purchase, transport, unload, trundle across the yard, place, lift, empty, and rake into position?
    • If the answer is 60, how many pounds of gravel does DaddyBear have to do these things with in a single afternoon?
    • If the answer is 50 X 60 = 3,000 pounds, then the ultimate question is how many of the muscles on DaddyBear’s body are threatening to emigrate to Tegucigalpa and leave him a quivering mass of pain after he finally stops moving for the day?
    • The ultimate answer is, of course, all of them.
  • I picked up the Ishapore Enfield from the gunsmith today.  The good folks at my shop gave her a good cleaning, safety check, and test fire.  The barrel is rather shiny, and the action is as smooth as butter.
    • Normally, I can take advantage of being either the only or one of two customers in my gunshop, but the place was packed.
    • The pistol cases were empty except for a couple of target .22 revolvers.  There were plenty of deer rifles and duck guns, but only two modern sporting rifles and one non-hunting shotgun.
    • The MSR’s were an AK clone and an AR-15, both from manufacturers I’d never heard of.  They were priced north of $1300.
    • Ammunition was to be had, but I couldn’t see how much they wanted and was afraid to ask.
    • The vast majority of the other patrons were African-Americans in their 30’s or early 40’s.  I heard “People have lost their mind” come out of more than one mouth as they bought accessories and got advice on new purchases.
  • Irish Woman proved yet again that she will never hold a Kentucky Derby party and run out of food.  We are going to be eating leftovers for days.
    • Not that I mind leftovers, especially when we had an entire cheesecake and bourbon barrel cake unopened in the refrigerator this morning.
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  1. OldNFO

     /  September 6, 2020

    You’re gonna need some ‘straight’ bourbon after the workout with the gravel!


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