Meet the chicken nuggets. The damn birds are always hungry 🙂 25 chickens in a feeding frenzy. Sorry for the rough cut. ISA Browns, 3 Jersey Giants, 3 Silver Laced, 1 Silky, 1 Bantam Rooster, 2 Leghorn hens, 2 Leghorn roosters, 1 unknown fancy rooster. These were little nuggets back in April, Now, they lay 18 eggs a day. (https://youtu.be/LhZf21zIZ28)
I finally got a Mosin I like. It has the brightest bore I have seen in a long time. Paid to much for it in my estimation, But it’s mine now. I’ll have to post about it some more after I have had it on the range. It is a 1939 vintage Tula, looks to be a arsenal refurb. I picked up the new sling and cleaning kit and oiler bottle from Amazon, along with some snap caps for it. Free manuals can be found here. (http://www.jgsales.com/free-manuals-a-78.html) I also added a rubber stock extension / recoil pad. It has already had some trigger work, so no worries there. I’ll be looking for some other accessories to add in there near future. More Info: ( http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinM9130S.htm ) ( http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMarks01.htm ) ( http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMarks04.htm ) ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosin%E2%80%93Nagant ) Cut and paste links into a new browser window. There is a lot to know about these type rifles. I, of course love the history of it all.
Got some new ideas to try out here. I decided to stop playing on FaceBook and get serious about something else. Posted a pic of the mountain howitzer firing earlier this year at a school demo. The cannon is owned by my brother in law. And I have been press ganged into being the ordinance sargeant for the piece. It’s tough work by someone has to do it. I got lots more toys to play with now. I hope to post more about them as time goes on.
I`m still kicking. Gonna have to post the back story sometime soon. Goes to say I succeeded in trading in the bike for a 4×4 S10 truck and got out of dodge. Nowdays I raise chickens and care for horses on a farm. I use my boomstick as a weed wacker and have bought a Ruger 9mm. Cutting weeds and pruning trees with a 12 guage is some fun doings. My health is still not the best. So I take things one day at a time.
12 speed with twist grip shifting, steel frame, steel rims, Kenda K816 Tires, Thorn Resistant tubes, Schwinn cargo rack w/ammo can, Zefal USB Light Set Combo, old school sprung seat (changed to a schwinn quilted padded spring seat), 5 minute Camo paint, cheap combination lock, new race bearings and packing. Still under $100.00 USD. I got it for nothing and the only maintenance it has received for the last 5 years, has been air and WD40, Till this April. Now, is when the Kenda tires and tubes came in. It has been a daily ride since last Nov, averaging 16 miles round trip from home to work and back. Not pictured are the saddle bags with its mountings.
This is a work in progress. Still to come is Suspension, Electric and Gas Engines, The Buggout Trailer. Maybe even a pop up camper for it.
In other news, I upgraded my apartment for one with a little more space for another 25 bucks a month. I’m still working at the terminal, but as a package handler. Later, Dragon.
Delivering on the Johnstown area hills, where folks don’t plow the roads or their driveways since just after new years. I was out of work by Christmas eve till after new years day. I’m looking for work now even as I type this one out. I’m still looking for a route or hotshot position. In my spare time I draw out some boat designs and put them through the wringer, trying to prove they are worth building. After the holidays I was one of the last temporary drivers still working after the holiday surge. The money got mighty thin then too. I had a bad asthma attack and made the mistake of going to the E.R. instead of a Med Express. The hospital milked out the occasion, necessitating my signing my self out after 24 hours and getting to a med express, quick like where I was restored to health in 2 hours. The wonders that a shot of steroids and one of antibiotics will do. Add to that a few breathing treatments and some prescriptions, costing just under 500 bucks for the whole shebang. I’m good to go for a few more months till the cold snap is history. The 15601 hospital is westmoreland and it is criminal what they get away with. I advise never letting them near your loved ones unless you don’t care what happens to them. Excella is a name I would avoid for the future. They act like the were trained by the medical staff from Auschwitz. They are that bad. If you are in the 15601 area, go to Latrobe or Monroeville for treatments. Ya been warned. Med Express good in my book and Excella bad.
I’ll be needing a new bike for when the weather gets warm, as I intend to working out with the bicycle rides. I’m working on a new healthier me. Exercise, vitamins, diet, maybe I can add a few years to my life or at least make the latter years of my life easier. I got to drop this right here and get doing some important stuff, so I’ll see ya’ll, on the water in the spring. Dragon out.
Posting from a new laptop. Still don’t have a 24/7 net connection. In other news, I installed the ATI Tactical Butt stock and fore-end on the Rossi 12. I also installed a true glo front sight. It does make a difference and was well worth the 35 ducats for the stock, and the 14 ducats for the sight assy. I’ll have to add here that I’ll be looking at more of the products from ATI in the future. The stock is a well thought out product. I see a recoil pad in my future though. The overall impression is the length of pull is longer and the gun points well, naturally lining up on target with minimal effort.
I’m still shopping for wheels. Also as the years comes to a close, I’ll be looking for a new job. I’m not too worried in that regards. I’ll close here, wishing everyone a happy holidays. I’m hoping that your holidays was as happy as mine was. Dragon out.
Got moved in a cheap ass apartment. Working on the cash flow 6 days a week, 12 hours a day. Don’t need much more than a place to get warm, shower, eat, and sleep at the hours I’m working. Working on getting a small truck or van and of course a 24/7 internet connection. I mostly sleep on the few hours I’m off anyhow. Well, I can report all is good, Now!
I’ll complain about the junkie neighbors in a later post. For now they are keeping real quiet when they hear me on the stairs. I got a rep for throwing folks down the stairs and out the window here. Doesn’t matter that those events happened mostly a decade ago. I earned the rep in my blacksmith days when I had a shorter temper. I also posted a recent target from the range, on my door, with a clover leaf of .45 bullit holes, center mass of a zombie target. They know I pack as well wear Kevlar and carry a back up. So, I anticipate no future problems. Wish Yall Happy holidays. I know these holidays will be good fer me. Later, out here, Dragon sends.
Almost there. Perseverance is the word of the day. Working two jobs helps too. Somebody up there likes me, I needed a GPS and one went on sale today for 40 bucks. It will really help with the day job. I even worked a third job on sunday to help out with the cash flow. The only down side I can report is, I been going through bike tires at the rate of one a week. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter, enough so that I’m gonna need shades. The preps kept me eating and hydrated through the whole time. The lesson I learned is that you can be flush with cash and still end up homeless and landlords are heartless when they have you at a disadvantage. I still make it to work through sleet, or snow, or even rain. The cold temps are a minor nuisance at times.
I still don’t have a steady internet connection as of yet. That is not a priority item yet. It will be in about a week. Stay Frosty my readers, I’m almost back to normal. Later, Dragon Out.
It happened, things went south in a hurry, so I’m living outdoors for a while. I can’t seem to touch base when the new landlord when I’m off work. Every day I peddle to work 2 hours at 5:30 am, to be 15 minutes early to work. I’m not complaining though, as I’m in way better shape these days. I credit the bike rides I been taking for the past few years with me being able to pass the DOT physical. Some time soon I’ll have to post my rules for living quasi-homeless. Don’t worry none though, as I’m an old country boy and as tough as they come. By the way, the chinese pellet gun is a dandy squirrel gun. Not that I’m that down, but sometimes I need the taste of fresh meat. Anyhow, I got enuff material to blog for six months, stories and such. Today, I have Wendy’s for the internet connection.
Tip of the day: Cutting coupons saves some needed coin, when you live on the road. Dragon, Out.