Wednesday, June 20, 2012

State of the CTone Address

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!


Unknown said...

read your complaint about commuting in this post and felt bad. DC is by far the worst. Have sitting through this crap for 5 years, I decided to build a startup in Baltimore to eventually make commuting much easier to avoid. please check us out. We are still very early on, but could use your help.


The Cowtrip Team

Broken Andy said...

CTone, glad to see you are still alive. Sorry about the maddening traffic. If you are commuting up through DC and Baltimore then I can understand your frustration.

I hope the new Camp CTone works out.

agirlandhergun said...

Congrats! Glad you fond a place!

Old NFO said...

Glad things are looking up (so to speak)... We'll be around, just go get your stuff done!

MSgt B said...

Miss ya, buddy.

Let us know how it works out.

Michael W. said...

No worries pardner, life sometimes gets in the way of fun, just hang in there. As soon as your life gets back to normal, I plan on hitting you up for some reloads in 45 ACP. I want to go with a lighter load with a cast lead bullet for my Webley Revolver. I figure there isn't much point in stressing the old girl out with factory loads when putting down an insurection of empty beer cans