I'm alive. Sorry I haven't been by anyone's blog in a week or so; life has me tied up right now and it's going to be weird for a little while longer. Work has me commuting through DC traffic aaaaaaand Baltimore traffic, so I'm averaging six to seven hours in the car on top of a nineish hour workday. If you see a shaved head dude screaming his head off in traffic, red faced with spit flying out, that's me, and it's best to leave me to my grievance and not make eye contact.
Some great news is I've found a place to live for the time being that's perfect perfect perfect in every way. God has a way with coming through at the 11th hour with perfect solutions, and He doesn't disappoint. There's not much to say about it other than it's close to where I am now and my kids better get used to playing outside -- it's about time for that. Yo Gabba Gabba can take a hike. To give you an indicator of how perfect this place is, this is me in the back yard several years ago:
My reloading addiction is about to go full tilt! The local critters better polish up on their camouflage too; there haven't been any coyotes seen there in awhile, but I'm certainly going to find out if there are any within calling range.
I haven't had time to anything with the 338wm project, but I did get to fire my new AR upper. It's going to need a little tweaking in the rail system, but I think it's going to be good to go. I had many stoppages within the first twenty rounds or so -- bolt overrides, double feeds, bolt not locking back -- but the bolt was almost completely dry, and with some 10w-40 it was running like a sewing machine. I did manage to ruin both of the Nevco steel plates; I knew better than to shoot them inside of 100 yards, but they were irresistable and I didn't have much cardboard handy. I'll eat them up with the 338wm at distance when I get that up and running, and pick up two more for handgunnery.
I'll stop by and say hi when I can. I hope everyone is having a smashing time with life right now!